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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

Windstream gets seat on GSA's Region 6 contract

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has been awarded a spot on the General Services Administration's Region 6 local services acquisition (LSA) contract where it will provide telecom services to federal agencies in four states. Under the terms of...Show More Summary

Here’s What Government Is Vine-ing About

Government-friendly terms of service inked by the General Services Administration and Twitter cleared the way last week for U.S. agencies to post six-second Vine videos without fear of violating any rules. A handful of agencies and officials had already begun posting Vine videos before GSA's announcement, though. Show More Summary

Level 3, tw telecom get seats on GSA's GRITS II contract vehicle

Level 3 (NYSE: LVLT) and tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) have been named as official service providers to federal agencies in the eight-state Southeast region for the General Services Administration (GSA). Under the terms of the GRITS II (GSA...Show More Summary

ServiceNow Delivers Enterprise IT Cloud to Government Agencies

ServiceNow Delivers Enterprise IT Cloud to Government Agencies Receives FISMA Moderate Authority to Operate Cloud-Based Services for Government Agencies from the U.S. General Services Administration SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ServiceNow...Show More Summary

-13 States Petition Obama Administration to Increase Religious Exemptions to HHS Mandate

            (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From LifeSiteNews.com: Attorneys general from thirteen states have sent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a joint letter asking for increased religious freedom protections under ObamaCare. Show More Summary

GSA cuts last of its national conferences scheduled for this year

The General Services Administration canceled the last of its national conferences scheduled for this year due to a lack of demand from agencies facing budget constraints, the administration announced Monday. The GSA said it suspended its FedForum, which the agency … Continue reading ?

Former immigration officials: Sequester means more smugglers, fewer business deals

David Martin was principal deputy general counsel for Obama’s Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2010 and served as general counsel to the Immigration and Naturalization Service during the Clinton administration. He’s currently a professor of international law at … Continue reading ?

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.

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