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GSA cancels annual expo and training conference

The General Services Administration has canceled its annual expo and training conference due to decreased demand for attendance, the agency said today. Federal agencies have shown less interest in attending the event as they prepare for the possibility of deep … Continue reading ?

The Government Wants You to Innovate With Its New Social APIs

If you're a social innovator looking for new data to play around with, the federal government might have just the thing. The General Services Administration, which helps support federal agencies' day-to-day functions, released yesterday a new API featuring cross-platform social media content from more than 20 government agencies. Show More Summary

GSA reconsidering controversial green building program

After months of ongoing scrutiny, the General Services Administration (GSA) is finally showing signs of willingness to hear the arguments against its current system of green building certification. “GSA published a notice in the Federal...Show More Summary

Green building under Threat: Feds May Drop LEED Endorsement

The General Services Administration wimps out, looks for "additional input" as big chem gets ready to party

GSA names new procurement chief

The General Services Administration on Tuesday named former Treasury Department executive Thomas Sharpe as head of its acquisition division. The former Treasury procurement officer will oversee more than $55 billion in acquisitions as commissioner of the GSA's Federal Acquisition Services. Show More Summary

Watchdog Files FOIA Request Over Green Building Program Waste

Though the General Services Administration’s (GSA) sole adherence to one measure of green building certification has already faced a flurry of skepticism for the benefits and logic behind it, a government watchdog group is now closing...Show More Summary

TIGTA: Prisoner Tax Fraud Claims Continue to Skyrocket

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Further Efforts Are Needed to Ensure the Internal Revenue Service Prisoner File Is Accurate and Complete (2013-40-011): Refund fraud committed by prisoners remains a significant problem for tax administration. The number of fraudulent tax returns filed by prisoners and identified by...

Report: GM passes Ford in government sales, first time since bailout

Opponents of the US auto bailout - specifically that of "Government Motors" - should have a field day with this information. According to data compiled by Automotive News from the Government Services Administration, General Motors became the largest supplier of new cars to the US Government; overtaking Ford for the first time since 2009. Show More Summary

Holder to Remain as Attorney General

A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term. The official said Holder, who leadsShow More Summary

Sebelius, Holder, And Shinseki Will Stay Put When Obama's Second Term Begins

2 years agoNews : The Two-Way

Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki plan to remain with President Obama's administration as his second term begins, according to a White House official.

Labor Sec. Solis Resigns, Attorney General and Others to Stay

(WASHINGTON) — A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term. The official said Holder,...Show More Summary

Seven Cases the Defendant Appraisers Won Based on Expiration of the Statute of Limitations - Appraiser Law Blog

GUEST POST: Peter Christensen is an attorney who advises professionals and businesses about legal and regulatory issues concerning valuation and insurance. He serves as general counsel to LIA Administrators & Insurance Services. He can be reached at peter@liability.com. I am...

GSA takes new steps to address government travel spending

The General Services Administration has announced plans to form a new travel-advisory committee and freeze per diem travel reimbursement rates this year. The advisory committee, which the agency intends to fill with representatives of...Show More Summary

The Cost of Romney’s Government-Assisted Transition: $8.9 Million

One of the less scintillating milestones of the 2012 election was marked by the General Services Administration, when Mitt Romney became the first candidate to take advantage of the Presidential Transition Act of 2010. The Act, spearheaded by former Sen. Show More Summary

Rendering Reveal: Here's What the DTLA Federal Courthouse Could've Looked Like

Click here to view the full photogallery. Last week, the US General Services Administration announced that it would hire Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to design a new federal courthouse on a weedy site at First and Broadway (they also....

SOM’s Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins Award

The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US General Services Administration awarded the contract for the new project on Broadway street to the SF office of SOM. Although details are skant, the shimmering white cube will provide 550,000 square [...]

Images of planned downtown L.A. courthouse unveiled

After more than a decade of delay, federal officials Monday awarded a $318-million construction contract for a new courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Officials also released images of the design. The U.S. General Services Administration called the selection of architect...

Rendering Reveal: SOM Will Design the Civic Center's New Federal Courthouse

Very big news for the long-languishing dirt lot at First and Broadway: today the US General Services Administration finally announced the winner of its competition to build a federal courthouse at the site. It's Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill!...

A Disappointing Set Back: Feds Close The One Heralded Apps.gov Cloud Storefront

2 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has closed Apps.gov, the once heralded cloud storefront established in the first months of the Obama Administration by former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra.

GSA Plan May Negatively Impact Small Businesses

The General Services Administration has proposed a restructuring of the Multiple Award Schedule program that could impact certain small businesses competing for government supply contracts. The GSA announced earlier this year that it...Show More Summary

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