VISTAtsi's President & CEO, David Baxa, Testifies at Congressional Hearing

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Federal Asset Management: Eliminating Waste by Disposing of Unneeded Federal Real Property

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The next steps taken by our government will have lasting effects on the country for generations to come.

Today, David Baxa, President & CEO of VISTA Technology Services, Inc. (VISTAtsi) testified at a Senate hearing before the Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Baxa and his company are thought leaders in the field of federal real property asset management, and he outlined: suggestions for the possible establishment of a Civilian Property Realignment Commission (CPRC); major challenges which must be addressed; and recommendations and observations. Click here to read his full statement of record, “Federal Asset Management: Eliminating Waste by Disposing of Unneeded Federal Real Property.”

“Federal real property asset management is at a critical juncture right now,” commented David Baxa. “The next steps taken by our government will have lasting effects on the country for generations to come.”

Addressing excess and underutilized federal property is a recent hot topic, but not a new one within the federal government or for VISTAtsi. Our national government is the country’s largest property owner with nearly 430,000 buildings containing 3.4 billion square feet of space. Many of these properties have been accumulated without adequate consideration of what the Government already owns or what it actually needs—and can afford—to support legitimate government functions. In addition to capital costs spent to acquire all these properties in the first place, it now costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year to heat and cool, operate, and maintain this vast building inventory. Yet many voices confirm that the federal government maintains more real property assets than are needed to effectively – and efficiently – deliver its services and programs.

VISTAtsi has been providing continuous support to the DOD since the mid-1980’s that directly relate to right-sizing their real property inventory. Our organization engaged in up-front facility analysis processes as a prelude to every Defense BRAC for the last 25 years and is credited for saving the U.S. Army a half billion dollars by right-sizing revised space planning criteria. VISTAtsi is in the business of creating successful outcomes for organizations with large real property portfolios and recently authored a white paper, Eliminating Unneeded Federal Property, Government-Wide: Systematic and Aggressive Downsizing Can Yield Dramatic Financial Benefits.

About David Baxa
David is an accomplished facilities planner and IT professional with expertise in real property asset analysis and management, master planning and application development. He has spent 30 years leading VISTAtsi and its previous incarnations. Baxa’s expertise in federal real property planning distinguishes him as a thought leader in BRAC and a visionary regarding a Civilian BRAC. The Federal Times recently published David’s article titled “'Civilian BRAC' Could Bring Major Cost Savings.”

About VISTAtsi
VISTAtsi is an employee-owned management and IT consulting firm that supports large organizations in setting priorities for maintaining and getting the most from their real property asset portfolio. We are experts in managing data from an array of different sources, validating and analyzing that data and putting in place custom and COTS tools that give clients the ability to respond to it in a meaningful way. Our database, business intelligence visualization and real property planning and analysis services support decision-making at the highest levels and help organizations get the greatest value out of money spent on buildings, land and infrastructure.

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