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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

Lawmakers criticize ‘shocking abuse of authority’ in GSA contracting

Lawmakers are calling on the General Services Administration to strengthen its contracting oversight and take action against officials who pressured subordinates to accept contracts with higher-than-necessary prices and unfavorable terms. The contracting issue came to light Tuesday in an inspector general’s … Continue reading ?

Trump moving next door to Obama

New York (CNNMoney) - Donald Trump didn't make it to the White House, but his next hotel may not be far away. The General Services Administration announced an agreement with the Trump Organization Wednesday to redevelop Washington's historic Old Post Office building, just a few blocks from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. The deal […]

New report reveals charges of 'excessive' IRS spending on conference

A new investigative report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reveals charges of “excessive spending” by the Internal Revenue Service related to a 2010 conference held in Anaheim, Calif. The report, released Tuesday afternoon, de …

U.S. GSA Approves HP Enterprise Mobility Management

HP has followed up on its major upgrade for its Enterprise Mobility Management product and service suite announcement earlier this week by winning approval for the suite from the U.S. General Services Administration to sell the suite to U.S. government … Continue reading ?

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

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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 ?

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