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 Facilities & Fleet

  1. Artist concept of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft approaching the International Space Station. Boeing

    NASA turns to private sector for launches

    Boeing and SpaceX will take over transportation to the ISS by 2017.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  2. Solar panels at Fort Carson in Colorado are helping the Army base meet its goal of using zero net energy. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    Army going green with help from GSA

    The Army is pursuing a path to being more environmentally friendly, starting with its base at Fort Carson, Colorado, where the General Services Administration is lending a hand in the effort.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  3. Andy Wakefield, Director of Government and OEM Solutions, Lutron Electronic Thomas Wolf

    Microgrids can lead to energy savings, sustainability

    The national electric grid is stressed. At their core, energy microgrids reduce reliance on an increasingly frail external power supply, improve energy reliability and contribute to self-sustainable operations.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  4. GSA takes next step in new FBI HQ

    Environmental reviews could help further narrow choices.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  5. A Customs and Border Protection officer checks the identification of a person crossing from Mexico into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 14, 2013 in San Diego. CBP wasted millions on an employee housing project. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) John Moore / Getty Images

    Report: CBP wasted millions on employee housing project

    Customs and Border Protection wasted millions of dollars on employee housing in the American southwest, according to an inspector general report released Sept. 3.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  6. OPM: Fallen federal employees to be honored with flag

    Federal employees who lose their lives on the job will now be honored with a flag given to their beneficiaries, according to regulations finalized today by the Office of Personnel Management.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  7. GSA officials said transferring and selling properties, such as the Old Post Office Pavilion, has brought in $139 million since fiscal 2012. Wikipedia

    GSA ramps up excess property disposals

    The agency has been seliing or leasing buildings, lighthouses and land parcels at a rapid rate.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  8. The Defense Department has long used the Common Access Card to verify identity. However, civilian agency adoption was nearly nonexistent before 2011, according to federal documents. DoD

    Cards emerge as key player in authentication

    The venerable password has become the weakest link in the security chain.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  9. The Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force recently broke ground at a solar power project at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

    Army's renewable energy push gathers solar-powered steam

    The service wants to generate a gigawatt of power from renewable sources by 2025 and has established a permanent office to pursue the goal.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  10. Amanda R. Simpson, executive director of the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, expects to have 25 projects underway within the next year. Thirteen already are. Alan Lessig/Staff

    Army ramping up renewable energy program

    The Army's Office of Energy Initiatives, launching Oct. 1, is an evolution and enhancement of the current Energy Initiatives Task Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  11. The Federal Helium Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, is responsible for the conservation and sale of federally-owned helium. Bureau of Land Management

    NASA looking for helium supplier

    The Federal Helium Program winds down in 2021, but its prices are already rising.

    • Aug. 14, 2014
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