GSA Names BRAC Official as New Head of Public Buildings

General Services Administration names Dorothy Robyn to oversee the federal government's real estate portfolio.

The General Services Administration has named the Defense Department official who oversaw the Defense Base Closure and Realignment, or BRAC, process as its new head of public buildings.

The Capital Business Blog reports the GSA on Tuesday named Dorothy Robyn, who was the Pentagon’s deputy undersecretary for installations and environment, as the new commissioner of its Public Buildings Service. In her new position, Robyn will oversee the federal government’s real estate portfolio.

Robyn “closed out the most recent round of controversial BRAC process,” Jonathan O’Connell reports, including expanding Alexandria’s Mark Center.

Agency employees were notified by GSA Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini, who also announced he would get rid of the Public Buildings Service board of directors.

The Mark Center has been a for many Alexandrians who are concerned over increased traffic congestion and what they say is an insufficient environmental assessment, among other things.

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced last week that it had completed designed to alleviate traffic congestion.


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