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Will the federal fleet be run by Zipcar?

One of the big-ticket costs for government agencies is their fleets of cars and trucks. With cost savings a priority, the General Services Administration, which manages more than 200,000 federal vehicles, announced plans Tuesday to pursue car-sharing much like the private-sector. The agency issued a request for information asking private-sector companies for ideas that would […]

Green-tech innovators: The federal government wants to be your guinea pig

The General Services Administration on Monday put out a call for “green” technologies that the federal government can potentially use in its buildings. The agency, which manages the federal real-estate portfolio, plans to use its own facilities “as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging building technologies and practices to save energy, water, […]

Former GSA chief still passionate about leadership in government; pens new book

Martha Johnson, who was forced to resign abruptly as head of the General Services Administration in 2011 amid revelations of a scandal on her watch over excesses at a Las Vegas training conference, has penned a book about leadership in government and the lessons she learned at the helm of the agency. The book, out […]

Green Globes Wins GSA Recommendation

In a big win for the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes certification program, the US General Services Administration (GSA) on Friday recommended the federal government use either the Green Globes or US Green Building Council’s LEED to gauge environmental performance in its construction and renovation projects. The GSA previously required LEED for its own buildings […]

TIGTA: IRS Made $133 Billion in Improper EITC Payments in Past Decade, 25% Error Rate Violates Executive Order

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Is Not in Compliance With Executive Order 13520 to Reduce Improper Payments (2013-40-084): The IRS has made little improvement in reducing improper Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payments since being required to report estimates of these payments...

Report: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund

A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report released on Wednesday found that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cannot account for $67 million spent from an Obamacare implementation slush fund. "Specifically, the IRS did...Show More Summary

New leadership at the GSA: A conversation with Dan Tangherlini

Dan Tangherlini is the administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal government's acquisition and real estate management agency. He previously served as the Treasury Department's assistant secretary for management, chief financial officer and chief performance officer. Show More Summary

IRS Collections From Enforcement Actions Drop

(WASHINGTON) — A Treasury investigator says tax collections from reluctant taxpayers dropped for the second straight year in 2012. The Treasury inspector general for tax administration says budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service are resulting in lower revenues for the federal government. Show More Summary

TIGTA: IRS Must Improve Comprehensiveness, Accuracy, Reliability & Timeliness of Tax Gap Estimate

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Needs to Improve the Comprehensiveness, Accuracy, Reliability, and Timeliness of the Tax Gap Estimate (2013-IE-R008): Synopsis The Tax Gap is defined as the difference between the true tax liability in any year and the amount of tax...

GSA chief Tangherlini to tweet town hall meeting

General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini will take to the Twitterverse on Tuesday to lead a town hall-style question-and-answer session about his agency’s work in technology, government data, workspace innovation and energy-saving federal buildings. The discussion will be hosted by Business … Continue reading ?

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...

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