March 25, 2013 |
Being the leader of the free world is an expensive proposition. And the costs don't stop once you leave the White House. The government spent nearly $3.7 million on former presidents in 2012, according to an analysis released by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. That covers a pension, compensation and benefits for office staffers, and other costs. The costliest former president? George W. Bush, who clocked in last year at just more than $1.3 million. The $3.7 million taxpayers...
June 4, 2012 |
The secretive government agency that flies spy satellites has made a stunning gift to NASA: two exquisite telescopes as big and powerful as the Hubble Space Telescope. They've never left the ground and are in storage in Rochester, N.Y. It's an unusual technology transfer from the military-intelligence space program to the better-known civilian space agency. It could be a boost for NASA's troubled science program, which is groaning under the budgetary weight of the James Webb Space Telescope, still at least six...
September 14, 2009 |
CORRECTION: The article misstated the location of a Corporate Executive Board building that is subleasing space to Deloitte. The building is in Arlington, not Alexandria. With amenities such as blast-resistant curtains, an environmentally friendly heating-and-cooling system and sweeping views of city attractions, Constitution Center in Southwest Washington seems the ideal place for a federal agency or security-minded company to locate. So says an online sales pitch. But property managers for the 1.4...
May 8, 2009 |
A passerby recently snapped a shot of Norm Coleman 's office in St. Paul, Minn., which, it seems, is on the market. A few days ago, Coleman's name was removed from the door, though the Senate office designation remained. But it's not what you think it is. Since Coleman is no longer a senator, a Hill official told us, "the Senate does not have the authority to maintain state office leases beyond the expiration of a senator's term, and we are awaiting notification of the election results from the state of Minnesota.
March 4, 2012 |
The federal government is the nation's largest employer and user of 1.9 percent of U.S. leased office space. All together, federal tenants lease approximately 168 million square feet of office space nationally, about the size of the San Francisco office market. In markets dominated by the federal government, the emerging push by Uncle Sam to shed excess office space under a proposed civilian version of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) is likely to have a dampening effect on overall demand for office...
March 2, 2009
The General Services Administration said it has signed a lease for 71,000 square feet at 1801 L St. NW for use by the Troubled Assets Relief Program. Space for TARP offices had been leased in buildings near the Treasury Department and more permanent space had been expected, according to a GSA spokesman. About 200 people are likely to occupy the space on L Street, for which the GSA is paying about $39 a square foot. Some brokers and developers are hoping that the program creates demand for more square footage and...