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GSA increases travel-reimbursement rates for feds

The General Services Administration will raise its travel-reimbursement rates for federal employees this year but plans to end its conference-lodging allowance, the agency announced last week. Standard lodging rate for employees who travel for work will increase from $77 to $83 … Continue reading ?

The federal buildings of film and television

Federal buildings have served as the backdrop for scores of movie and television scenes over the years, with some of the cameo appearances — to use that term loosely — raise revenue for the government. The General Services Administration, which … Continue reading ?

Boston Harbor Lighthouse to Sell for Record Price — Design News 08.19.13

On the outskirts of Boston Harbor, a 110-year-old lighthouse sits on Graves Island, and the US General Services Administration is auctioning off this piece of maritime history. The public sale was due to end last week, but any new bid adds 24 hours to the clock. Show More Summary

SOM’s LEED Platinum-Seeking Federal Courthouse Breaks Ground in LA

In December, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) named SOM the winner of an international competition to design the new Los Angeles courthouse, beating out three other shortlisted teams for the contract to design the $318 million project. The 600,000-square-foot

Windstream's Pinnacle IT division makes GSA Schedule 70

Windstream enhanced its profile in the federal government space as its Pinnacle IT software subsidiary won a seat on the General Services Administration's IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle.

7 takeaways from someone who runs a half-billion-dollar IT operation

How the CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration promotes fresh thinking in technology.

DHS Opens Headquarters on St. Elizabeths Campus

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Dan Tangherlini has officially opened the U.S. Department

The government should spend tons of money on travel, says travel industry

The government meetings business is in a tough spot these days. After a 2012 scandal over the General Services Administration spending millions on lavish Las Vegas conferences, and another involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Obama administration passed tough new … Continue reading ?

IRS Travelgate: Brass Spent $100K Each On Travel

For the IRS, the hits just keep on coming. The no longer obscure watchdog known as the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has a new bestseller: Analysis of Executive Travel Within the Internal Revenue Service. Ever since the Tea Party scandal, this inspector’s reports are pretty important. Now, he takes on IRS travel. This [...]

Vala Afshar: With A Half-Billion Dollar IT Budget, She May Be The Best U.S. Gov CIO

Casey Coleman, the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) knows a thing or two about the challenges that private-sector businesses face...

TIGTA: IRS Honchos Racked Up Six-Figure Travel Bills

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Analysis of Executive Travel Within the Internal Revenue Service (2013-IE-R007): In FYs 2011 and 2012, there were 351 and 373 executives in the IRS, respectively. In FY 2011, the IRS spent approximately $4.8 million for executive travel. In FY 2012, spending...

GSA: Federal government could default on rent under House appropriations bill

A House appropriations bill that passed through committee on Wednesday would cause the federal government to default on its rental leases, according to the head of the General Services Administration. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said in a statement on Wednesday … Continue reading ?

House Holds Hearing Today on The IRS and Small Businesses: Ensuring Fair Treatment

The House Small Business Committee holds a hearing today on The Internal Revenue Service and Small Businesses: Ensuring Fair Treatment: On May 14, 2013, the Department of the Treasury's Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report which found that the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review...

Senate confirms Dan Tangherlini to head GSA

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dan Tangherlini to head the General Services Administration by unanimous consent. President Obama tapped Tangherlini to lead the GSA last year after an inspector general’s report revealed that the agency had spent lavishly on a conference … Continue reading ?

Obama’s pick to head GSA passes first confirmation hurdle

A Senate panel backed President Obama’s pick to head the General Services Administration on Monday. In a voice vote, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee voted in favor of moving to the next step in the confirmation process … Continue reading ?

GSA nominee Dan Tangherlini testifies before Senate committee

President Obama’s pick to head the General Services Administration testified Tuesday before the Senate committee that will decide whether to support his nomination. GSA acting administrator Daniel M. Tangherlini, who has led the agency for the past 14 months, told … Continue reading ?

Audit: Feds Threw Contracts to Crony Companies

According to the Inspector General for the General Services Administration, managers at the GSA helped their friends in the private sector get lucrative contracts. The stunning report shows that GSA managers routinely overruled contracting officers on certain accounts, including Carahsoft and two large IT contracts with Deloitte and Oracle. Show More Summary

GSA Hits All Sustainability Targets for 2012

The General Services Administration last year exceeded its fiscal year 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target, reducing emissions by more than 35 percent from 2008 levels, and reached its other sustainability benchmarks for longer term targets, according to its Office of Management and Budget 2013 Sustainability and Energy Scorecard. The GSA – the federal government “landlord” [...]

Trumps Finish Deal to Turn Old Post Office Into 'Unbelievable' Hotel

The Trump Organization and the General Services Administration finished their negotiations over a 60-year lease on the Old Post Office building. [ more › ]

More IRS Employees Placed on Administrative Leave

Two IRS employees will join Lois Lerner on (paid) administrative leave for violating government ethics rules, following the release of an inspector general's report on wasteful spending at the agency: The Internal Revenue Service has...Show More Summary

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