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Resigned: The fast fall of former GSA chief Martha Johnson

A few items that caught our attention on Monday: The fast fall of a Washington career: Martha Johnson, the former head of the General Services Administration who resigned her position in 2012 after an inspector general’s report revealed lavish conference spending by the agency, discusses what it’s like to take the fall in Washington and […]

In her own words: Martha Johnson on resigning from GSA

  On April 2, 2012, Martha Johnson resigned as the head of the General Services Administration. The Washington Post feature story "Resigned" chronicles the events and White House discussions that led to her resignation, as well as her efforts to rebuild a career post-crisis. While reporting the story, I asked Johnson to share some of […]

RESIGNED. The fast fall of a Washington career

When Martha Johnson thinks back to that Monday in April 2012 when she resigned as head of the General Services Administration, she remembers a day as still as the hands on a broken clock. She had spent the weekend practicing her resignation speech in front of the mirror. She repeated it over and over until […]

Is your federal office joining the upcoming consolidation wave?

The General Services Administration this week identified 19 federal buildings across the nation that will absorb outside offices as part of a nearly $70 million plan to consolidate agency work sites. The project will cost about $67 million up front for renovations, but it will save the government an estimated $17 million annually in rent […]

Integra secures seat on GSA Region 8 contract

Integra has added another arrow to its growing government contract quiver by winning a Local Integrated Services Acquisition (LISA) contract from the General Services Administration (GSA).

GSA inspector general exits government with legacy of high-profile cases

The federal watchdog whose report on lavish conference spending by the General Services Administration prompted government-wide reforms has resigned his position. GSA Inspector General Brian D. Miller said in a letter to President Obama on Monday that his last day with the government will be April 18. He plans to move to the private sector, where he will […]

18F Counts On APIs To Help Government Improve Service Delivery

APIs are at the heart of a new initiative aimed at giving the U.S. government the agility and flexibility needed to serve today’s citizens, communities and businesses. The White House’s General Services Administration (GSA) has established...Show More Summary

Comcast Business gets seat on GSA schedule 70, enhances public sector play

Comcast Business has been awarded a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), enabling it to sell directly to federal, state and local government customers in its serving regions.

LED Lamp Efficiency To Continue Improving As Cost Decreases

Originally published on the EIA website. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Early Release Technology improvements for general service lighting, driven by federal efficiency standards, are leading to increased reliability and bulb life. Show More Summary

GSA launches 18F, its internal startup to clean up government IT, this time for real

2 years agoTechnology : Gigaom

The Obama Administration's new lean-and-agile-development startup within the General Services Administration, is now officially live.

New GSA Standards for Federal Buildings Emphasize Performance

The U.S. General Services Administration’s new standards for its federal buildings focuses more on outcomes, or performance, and less on technology. The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service, also known as the P100, is a mandatory standard that outlines how facilities will be managed, designed and built to achieve higher performance levels and save […]

Obama administration launches new “lean startup” cadre to fix government IT

2 years agoTechnology : Gigaom

A SWAT team of tech superstars within the General Services Administration takes on the knotty problem of government IT.

Dell Computer Inks Deals Worth $22 B in Federal Contracts

ROUND ROCK, TX.—On Wednesday the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Dell with a contract worth up to $22 billion to provide IT services. According to aShow More Summary

GSA Contest to Identify and Reduce Travel Inefficiencies: Eliminate Official Time

According to a recent General Services Administration announcement, the agency is dolling out a combined $90,000 in prizes to individuals who can "design and create an online, interactive tool that utilizes federal travel data to increase transparency and accountability."

Selling Federal Government Buildings

Chris Edwards How many buildings does the federal government own? 10,000? 20,000? Actually, it is a staggering 306,000, according to the U.S. General Services Administration. In addition, the government leases 55,000 buildings, for a total of 361,000. Show More Summary

GSA offering $90,000 in travel-app challenge

The General Services Administration is offering a combined $90,000 in awards for digital apps that could help federal agencies identify travel inefficiencies and reduce costs, according to a recent GSA announcement. The tools would need to harness existing federal travel data and other publicly available information to provide “meaningful insights that can help drive smarter […]

TIGTA: 39% of IRS Employee Long-Term Travel May Not Comply With Tax Rules

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Internal Revenue Service’s Executive Long-Term Taxable Travel (2014-IE-016): Per the Internal Revenue Code [§ 162(a)(2)] and the Revenue Ruling 93-86, an employee who performs a temporary duty travel assignment exceeding one year at a single or principal location is subject to...

GSA’s head of public buildings steps down

Dorothy Robyn, head of the General Services Administration’s public-buildings division, will leave her post after 16 months on the job, which included leading the search for a new FBI headquarters and securing a deal with Donald Trump for a luxury hotel at the Old Post Office Pavillion. Robyn said her replacement is expected to be […]

Atlantic Media Hires GSA’s Kelly Olson to Lead Government Executive Events

2 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Kelly Olson, former Director of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach for the General Services Administration (GSA), has been hired by Atlantic Media to serve as Senior Director in charge of events for Government Executive Media Group (GEMG). Show More Summary

IRS craps out in Vegas: Millions trimmed from federal conferences

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report says conference spending by four federal agencies has dropped $219 million since the IRS and the General Services Administration hosted embarrassingly lavish blowouts in Las Vegas in 2010, Watchdog.org reported Monday. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., began to look into irregularities in protocol and federal...

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