Reduce the Footprint

  • Federal real property portfolio could be ripe for picking under Trump administration

    President Donald Trump brings to the White House years of experience in construction and building management, which has some wondering what that could mean for the federal real property ledger.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The Office of Management and Budget is putting federal office space and excess property in to a deeper freeze. And maybe trimming it a little bit. Two years after issuing the “Freeze the Footprint” policy, OMB will issue a follow-on memo today requiring civilian agencies and the Defense Department to develop a plan to reduce their real property footprints over the next five years. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review OMB’s new downsizing initiative.

  • OMB targets further federal office space reductions

    David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.