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Submission + - Bad "Buss Duct" causes week-long closure of 5,000 employee Federal Complex (

McGruber writes: In Atlanta, an electrical problem in a "Buss Duct" has caused the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center to be closed for at least a week ( 5,000 federal employees work at the center.

While many might view this as another example of The Infrastructure Crisis ( in the USA, it might actually be another example of mismanagement at the complex's landord, the General Service Administration (GSA). The GSA has had many scandals [] and has been the subject of several Congresssional Hearings, including an August 1, 2012 hearing titled "GSA: A Review of Agency Mismanagement and Wasteful Spending — Part 2" ( That hearing followed an $823,000 GSA employee conference in Las Vegas and a one-day-long $250,000 GSA employee conference in Crystal City, Virginia (

The closed Atlanta complex is named for Samuel Augustus "Sam" Nunn, Jr., who served for 24 years as a United States Senator from Georgia ( His daughter is the current Democratic Party nominee ( for a Georgia Senate seat.

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Bad "Buss Duct" causes week-long closure of 5,000 employee Federal Complex

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