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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...

TIGTA: IRS Honchos Racked Up Six-Figure Travel Bills

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Analysis of Executive Travel Within the Internal Revenue Service (2013-IE-R007): In FYs 2011 and 2012, there were 351 and 373 executives in the IRS, respectively. In FY 2011, the IRS spent approximately $4.8 million for executive travel. In FY 2012, spending...

GSA: Federal government could default on rent under House appropriations bill

A House appropriations bill that passed through committee on Wednesday would cause the federal government to default on its rental leases, according to the head of the General Services Administration. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said in a statement on Wednesday … Continue reading ?

House Holds Hearing Today on The IRS and Small Businesses: Ensuring Fair Treatment

The House Small Business Committee holds a hearing today on The Internal Revenue Service and Small Businesses: Ensuring Fair Treatment: On May 14, 2013, the Department of the Treasury's Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report which found that the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review...

Senate confirms Dan Tangherlini to head GSA

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dan Tangherlini to head the General Services Administration by unanimous consent. President Obama tapped Tangherlini to lead the GSA last year after an inspector general’s report revealed that the agency had spent lavishly on a conference … Continue reading ?

Obama’s pick to head GSA passes first confirmation hurdle

A Senate panel backed President Obama’s pick to head the General Services Administration on Monday. In a voice vote, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee voted in favor of moving to the next step in the confirmation process … Continue reading ?

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

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 ?

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