• House Bill Would Suspend Transfer of Navy Research Activity across the Potomac

    House Bill Would Suspend Transfer of Navy Research Activity across the Potomac0

    A Navy plan to move a division of between 100 and 150 scientists, engineers and other workers dedicated to protecting sailors and ships from chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare from Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in Virginia across the Potomac River to Naval Support Facility Indian Head in Maryland would be delayed until the service

  • GSA Initiative to Consolidate Federal Footprint, Boost Economic Development0

    The General Services Administration (GSA) will look for real estate deals that allow it to reduce the federal government’s footprint in downtown areas while promoting economic growth for communities, Director Denise Turner Roth said last week. “It’s really how we try to seek to leverage our footprint in communities and support the economic visions of those communities while getting the best value for our partner agencies,” said Roth, after returning from a three-city tour to promote the agency’s new Economic Catalyst Initiative …

  • Army Demolishing Ft. Jackson Headquarters in Consolidation Move0

    In a move that will allow the Army to shed some of its excess facilities and consolidate remaining activities at Fort Jackson, the service has decided to demolish the Columbia, S.C., post’s World War II-era headquarters building. The installation will not get a replacement headquarters and, instead, the command and garrison staff will be relocated to a much newer facility that formerly housed the Noncommissioned Officer Academy. The move will benefit the post by consolidating command and garrison staff in the 41,700-square-foot building instead of remaining scattered throughout the post, reported the Charlotte Observer. The Army’s Installation Management Command “wants to get out of World War II wood buildings” in all of its installations, said Col. Mark Shade, Fort Jackson’s deputy commanding officer. “They are inefficient. They are not up to code. They are cold in the winter and hot in the summer …