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Report: Donald Trump Considers Buying Greenland From Denmark

President Trump is talking with advisers regarding the administration’s potential purchase of Greenland for resources and geopolitical reasons, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. A fraction of Trump’s advisers support the idea as a beneficial economic move, while some disagree with the president. 

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Independent Board Considers Options to Reduce Federal Civilian Real Estate Footprint

The Public Build Reform Board conducted its first meeting to try to identify at least five excess federal civilian properties to sell within six months to generate savings, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The independent board, which was established through 2016 Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act, will need to send its recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget for evaluation and approval.

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GSA Taps Three Concepts Under Proving Ground Program

Three technological concepts will undergo testing in General Services Administration facilities through an initiative evaluating pre-commercial building technologies for federal government facilities. The Proving Ground program is established to help GSA create investment decisions through the demonstration of building technologies, the agency said Tuesday.

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DOE, Oak Ridge City Enter Land Transfer Agreement; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has signed an agreement to transfer the ownership and management of DOE’s American Museum of Science and Energy building and surrounding 17.12-acre land to the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, city government. DOE said Friday it will occupy 18,000-square-foot space in exchange for the museum site to help the department continue public education and …

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GSA Opens Online Auction for 631-Acre Former USDA Research Facility

The General Services Administration has put up a former Agriculture Department research facility for public sale through an online auction that started on Aug. 15. GSA said Wednesday the Fresno, Ohio-based North Appalachian Experimental Watershed Research Facility is a 631-acre property that consists of 21 buildings and forest, crop and pasture lands. USDA built NAEW in the …

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GSA Unveils Real Estate Sustainability Practices Tool

The General Services Administration has introduced a new tool intended to help users identify and apply sustainable building practices in the design of workplaces. GSA said Wednesday the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings developed the Sustainable Facilities Tool website as an interactive tool that is meant to guide users on …

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Wash Biz Journal: GSA Restarts Search for New TSA HQ

The General Services Administration has restarted its search for a new Transportation Security Administration headquarters after a federal court rescinded GSA’s selection of Victory Center in Alexandria to house TSA, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. TSA had initially planned to move into the Victory Center in 2018 but its transition to new headquarters will be delayed until mid-2020 following an amended …

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