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Watchdog says awards for GSA executives were excessive; system lacked transparency

The General Services Administration doled out cash awards to senior executives based on votes of confidence by colleagues who recognized their efforts at grooming talent and running “terrific and productive meetings,” a new report reveals. The “Peer-2-Peer” awards, which cost … Continue reading ?

The U.S. Marshal Service Has Lost Over 10% Of The Terrorists In The Witness Protection Program

CNN’s Jake Tapper has details on the Obama administration scandal of the day, this one based off of yet another Inspector General report. The U.S. Marshal Service had been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice [...]

Welcome to the three-ring circus

A Jon Chait piece the other reminded me of the GSA controversy from a while back. Remember that one? We learned last year that the General Services Administration had misused public funds, spent excessively on several training conferences, and a legitimate mess ensued. Ther …

Obama and the IRS: Time to act

The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration details the mess made by the Internal Revenue Service and its process of singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their applications for 501(c)(4) “social welfare organizations” tax-exempt status. … Continue reading ?

Issa: IG #IRS Report Raises More Questions Than Answers.

On Tuesday, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its report on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative organizations for their political beliefs. After a year long investigation, the...Show More Summary

Here's The Good News For Obama In The Report On The IRS' Tea Party Targeting

The IRS Inspector General has released a lengthy report on the service's targeting of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. President Barack Obama and his administration have faced heat since the IRS originally apologized for the debacle on Friday. Show More Summary

Partisan Obama Culture Spawned a More Abusive IRS

In case you’re hiding under a rock, you should know that an audit conducted by the inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service has found that IRS officials targeted for scrutiny certain groups critical of the administration. Which...Show More Summary

You Can Bid On 'Air Force One' For As Little As $50,000

If you have at least $50,000 to bid, you may be able to own a piece of American history. On May 15, the General Services Administration will be auctioning off the plane that shuttled every U.S. President from Gerald Ford to George W....Show More Summary

GSA Expands Hybrid Fleet ‘Up to 10,000 Vehicles’

The US General Services Administration says it will expand the number of hybrid vehicles in the federal fleet by up to 10,000 vehicles, resulting in the reduction of about 1 million gallons of fuel per year for the life of these vehicles. The GSA fleet consolidation initiative moves the federal government closer toward its goal [...]

Obama administration wants to add 10,000 hybrids to government's fleet

The U.S. government manages a huge fleet vehicles, mostly through the General Service Administration (GSA) which oversee 210,000 vehicles directly.

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


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 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 ?

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