Many government facilities are actually leased spaces. Measures should be taken to freeze or lower rents for a period of ten years on all new leases generated over the next five years. Government leases are very lucrative for building owners, and there will be no shortage of interested parties, despite such reductions in payments.
Mandate that the office space for every LoB with eligible telworkers is reduced to a ratio of 4 employees-3 workspaces. This would not only reduce the amount of GSA leased space, but it would also force the subatomic micromanagers to implement a teleworking policy.
Vendors and offerors should be capable of submitting electronic signature to the Government and vice versa. Leases or any contracts can be electronically solicited and awarded then filed in a main database without the use of hard copies. It save trees, time and money for the public.
OMB needs to look at the old NGA building in Bethesda with an eye to sell it to the public. The building is useless for government operations as it is in a costly area, inaccessible to public transportation, costly to maintain, and outdated infrastructure. The site is prime real estate for commercial or private use and should bring a decent profit for the government.
Collocate divisions of the same agency to cut down on cost of leasing office space.