Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Search Results : General Services Administration


Blog Post Results (81-100 of 538)

IRS watchdog says tax agency needs to be tougher on travel card violators

The Internal Revenue Service should be tougher on employees who abuse government travel cards, a new report from the agency’s watchdog says. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration brought more bad news for the tax agency, which is reeling from … Continue reading ?

Conservative Groups Sue IRS, Obama Administration For Unlawful Targeting

More than two dozen conservative and Tea Party groups are filing a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, Attorney General Eric Holder, and top IRS officials. The lawsuit is in response to allegations that the Obama administration unlawfully targeted them because of their political beliefs and also kept their applications for tax-exempt status from passing [...]Show More Summary

Tea Party groups sue IRS, Obama administration

last yearNews : Open Channel

Twenty-five conservative and Tea Party groups have filed suit against the Internal Revenue Service, Attorney General Eric Holder and top IRS officials, alleging that the Obama administration unlawfully targeted the groups because of their political beliefs and obstructed their …

GSA Unveils Wireless "Family Plan"

The General Services Administration has announced a first-of-its kind wireless program for government agencies. The blanket purchase agreement will save $300 million over the next five years by allowing the government to centralize management and consolidate its service plans. Show More Summary

President to nominate acting chief Dan Tangherlini to lead GSA

Thirteen months after he took over the troubled General Services Administration as acting chief, Dan Tangherlini will be nominated by President Obama Wednesday for Senate confirmation as the agency’s official administrator. “Dan Tangherlini has worked tirelessly to restore the trust … Continue reading ?

Windstream wins seat on GSA's GRITS-II contract

Windstream has been awarded a seat on the General Services Administration Region 4 Integrated Telecommunications Services - II contract where it will compete with Level 3 and tw telecom to provide telecom services to federal government agencies in eight Southeastern states.

GSA broke personnel rules with peer awards, IG reports

By Kelly Cohen, The Washington Examiner Officials giving bonus awards to General Services Administration senior executives between 2009 and 2011 violated multiple federal personnel rules and guidelines, according to the agency's Inspector-General.

Watchdog says awards for GSA executives were excessive; system lacked transparency

The General Services Administration doled out cash awards to senior executives based on votes of confidence by colleagues who recognized their efforts at grooming talent and running “terrific and productive meetings,” a new report reveals. The “Peer-2-Peer” awards, which cost … Continue reading ?

The U.S. Marshal Service Has Lost Over 10% Of The Terrorists In The Witness Protection Program

CNN’s Jake Tapper has details on the Obama administration scandal of the day, this one based off of yet another Inspector General report. The U.S. Marshal Service had been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice [...]

Welcome to the three-ring circus

A Jon Chait piece the other reminded me of the GSA controversy from a while back. Remember that one? We learned last year that the General Services Administration had misused public funds, spent excessively on several training conferences, and a legitimate mess ensued. Ther …

Obama and the IRS: Time to act

The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration details the mess made by the Internal Revenue Service and its process of singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their applications for 501(c)(4) “social welfare organizations” tax-exempt status. … Continue reading ?

Issa: IG #IRS Report Raises More Questions Than Answers.

On Tuesday, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its report on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative organizations for their political beliefs. After a year long investigation, the...Show More Summary

Here's The Good News For Obama In The Report On The IRS' Tea Party Targeting

The IRS Inspector General has released a lengthy report on the service's targeting of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. President Barack Obama and his administration have faced heat since the IRS originally apologized for the debacle on Friday. Show More Summary

Partisan Obama Culture Spawned a More Abusive IRS

In case you’re hiding under a rock, you should know that an audit conducted by the inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service has found that IRS officials targeted for scrutiny certain groups critical of the administration. Which...Show More Summary

You Can Bid On 'Air Force One' For As Little As $50,000

If you have at least $50,000 to bid, you may be able to own a piece of American history. On May 15, the General Services Administration will be auctioning off the plane that shuttled every U.S. President from Gerald Ford to George W....Show More Summary

GSA Expands Hybrid Fleet ‘Up to 10,000 Vehicles’

The US General Services Administration says it will expand the number of hybrid vehicles in the federal fleet by up to 10,000 vehicles, resulting in the reduction of about 1 million gallons of fuel per year for the life of these vehicles. The GSA fleet consolidation initiative moves the federal government closer toward its goal [...]

Obama administration wants to add 10,000 hybrids to government's fleet

The U.S. government manages a huge fleet vehicles, mostly through the General Service Administration (GSA) which oversee 210,000 vehicles directly.

Report: Washington poised to nearly double its hybrid fleet

The Detroit News reports The General Services Administration is set to increase the number of hybrid vehicles in the government's fleet by 10,000. Doing so is estimated to save one million gallons of fuel per year through the lives of the machines. Show More Summary

TIGTA: IRS

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Was Not in Compliance With All Requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (2013-40-024): The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) of 2010 increased agency accountability for reducing improper payments...

In Other News

The General Services Administration has refused to divulge a complete list of U.S. government internet domain names, claiming that they would be vulnerable to cyberattack.  See “Government Keeping Its.Gov Domain Names Secret” by Thomas Claburn, Information Week, March 2, 2009. I discussed the latest developments in the prosecution of two former AIPAC employees for [...]Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC