Only 1.3 million square feet of the 2.4 million gross square feet of area at the J. Edgar Hoover headquarters building in Washington are usable, said Dorothy Robyn, commissioner of the GSA's Public Buildings Service. She spoke before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee subcommittee on economic development, public buildings and emergency management.
Unused federal courthouse space costs the government more than $51 million in maintenance and operations each year, finds the Government Accountability Office. The watchdog also reports that $835 million was spent from 2000 to 2010 to build unnecessary courthouse space.
After just a week of crowdsourcing, the Digital Services Innovation Center notes that agencies place "high importance on functionality, content and design elements of mobile user experience." The center will use feedback to craft more comprehensive guidelines and recommendations for mobile user experience.
"Once we decide that a federal response is warranted, there's still a broad spectrum of actions we could potentially take," said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel during a Feb. 28 address at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The White House hopes to expand the tools, both digital and physical, the president can use to respond to cyber attacks.
The General Services Administration still permits vendors that provide inaccurate commercial sales data and supply unqualified labor to remain on schedules contract vehicles, says the agency's inspector general.
The General Services Administration will beginning March 25 no longer accept new or re-submitted applications for organizations applying to become Third Party Assessment Organizations, a key component of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
Most major federal agencies have issued to a majority of employees the personal identity verification smartcards required by the 2004 Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, but their utilization for network access remains mostly an exception.
General Service Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini says he already uses a bullpen-style office and will continue to do so when he moves to the refurbished headquarters building. He said the long-term goal for GSA's bullpen layout is to increase its efficient use of space, which he said should increase productivity and help drive down service costs.
General Service Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini spoke March 5 during the Federal Managers Association's national convention in Washington, D.C., about the agency's use of a bullpen office layout and his hopes for increased productivity as a result.
According to Office of Management and Budget, the Small Business Administration is set to lose more than $92 million in funding, roughly $69 million of which goes to fund disaster loans and business loans, under the sequestration that came into force March 1.