real property

  • Tangherlini moves quickly from GSA to new job at private equity real estate firm

    Former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini will start a new job as chief operating officer of Artemis Real Estate Partners on March 30.

  • OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

    The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

  • Lawmakers debate future of DHS headquarters project

    House Homeland Security Committee lawmakers and GAO highlighted funding shortfalls and a need to update plans. Meanwhile, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs majority issued a report detailing why its research shows Congress should make the DHS headquarters consolidation project a priority.

  • Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

    The size of cubicles and offices at federal buildings is shrinking and feds have a lot to say about it. Federal News Radio’s Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive with details. Read the related story.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Does size matter when it comes to your cubicle? It’s up for debate. Five of the largest agencies tell a House panel that they are trimming the total square footage per employee by at least 50 percent. Federal News Radio’s Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the shrinking federal office space. Read Jason’s related article.

  • Feds to feel the squeeze as cubicles and offices shrink

    Federal workers to see as much as 50 percent less cubicle or office space as part of how agencies are reducing office space costs. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) pressed GSA and others on their preparation to more efficiently deal with 100 million square feet of leased space that is scheduled to expire in the next five years.

  • GSA to swap Fed Triangle properties for developers’ services

    GSA issued a RFQ that asks developers to restart the renovation of its stalled headquarters program and further DHS headquarters construction. The contractors wouldn’t receive payment, but instead two buildings in Southwest Washington, D.C.

  • Issa threatens subpoena over real property data

    Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the oversight committee, and John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, want OMB to provide data to the committee on excess federal properties valued at $50 million or more. The committee has been seeking this information for more than two years, “yet these requests have consistently gone unfulfilled,” Issa and Mica wrote in a March 24 letter to OMB Director Sylvia Burwell.

  • GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

    DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

  • Rep. Barletta wants new rules for SESers under investigation

    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) is sponsoring a bill that would impact the federal workforce as well as a bill to restrict the growth of federal real estate. Barletta is the chairman of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.