By NIAM YARAGHI Yelp recently announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration to allow agencies to claim their pages and read and respond to reviews. This is yet another move by the current administration to embark on new opportunities provided by information technology to become more transparent and effectively communicate with the
The U.S. government’s General Services Administration has begun working with the review website Yelp to create official pages for various government agencies where consumers can give feedback to places such as the TSA, post offices, and courthouses. What do you think?
Poorly run buildings at the US General Services Administration (GSA) have led to a loss of $180 million over a five year period, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report.
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters / Taylor Lednum/GSA The General Services Administration (GSA) granted us a rare look at a Level 5 security campus, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, at the restored St. Elizabeth's Hospital in southeast Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Atlanta-based U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting a 15-day “Down the Aisle” Extravaganza. The online auction, which runs through July 9, features almost 3000 wedding related items, including wedding gowns, fine jewelry, tuxedos, formal dresses...
VMware and one of its reseller partners will pay $75.5 million settlement to the General Services Administration (GSA) to settle a lawsuit alleging that the virtualization software company defrauded the federal government. VMware in a statement says it denies the charges of fraud, but settled anyway to avoid protracted litigation. Show More Summary
At its best, technology is able to tackle huge problems with remarkable ease. The General Services Administration, for example, has found a way to save $13 million a year in energy costs across 180 buildings — all thanks to a proprietary algorithm developed and monitored from many states away, in Massachusetts. Show More Summary
President Obama plans to nominate Denise Turner Roth to head the General Services Administration. Roth, currently the deputy administrator, would replace Dan M. Tangherlini, who left the top position in February. Roth has been serving as acting administrator since then. Show More Summary
Windstream has nabbed a nine-year multi-million dollar contract with the General Services Administration's (GSA) Public Building Service green buildings initiative.
A former senior government executive at the center of the General Services Administration’s Las Vegas conference scandal pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday for making false expense claims. Jeffrey E. Neely, a one-time acting regional administrator...Show More Summary
Fluid Dynamis’ catalyst-based non-chemical water treatment reduced a Salt Lake City courthouse’s running costs and saved energy, according to the US General Services Administration. The GSA tests products in its buildings with the intent of finding products that perform well while being better for the environment than their conventional counterparts. Show More Summary
Sonny Hashmi, the well-respected chief information officer of the General Services Administration, confirmed last week that he would step down after nearly a year in the position to join the private sector. Now we know where he's heading: Box. Hashmi will join the cloud-storage company based in Los Altos, Calif. as its new managing director for government, where […]
18F is a group within the U.S. General Services Administration that builds digital services for government. Recently, they asked whether their code passed the "Bechdel test" for tech. Here's what they found. Read more...
A group of the largest telcos, including AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink, will soon be turning their attention to the General Service Administration's (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on to the multi-billion dollar Networx telecom contract.
Editor’s Note: This blog is cross-posted from DigitalGov, an initiative of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies in the U.S. General Services Administration. The initiative aims to help agencies build a 21st century digital government. Show More Summary
Following the hack of the U.S. Central Command’s primary Twitter and YouTube accounts, the U.S. General Services Administration is releasing a handbook on preventing cyber vandalism.
After the General Services Administration was widely criticized in 2012 for sending hundreds of employees to a junket in Las Vegas billed as a conference, the White House directed agencies across government to slash spending on conference travel and training. We want to hear from federal employees on how the fallout has affected you, three years […]
Green buildings cost less to operate and have a smaller carbon footprint, according to the US General Services Administration. Buildings.com reports on a post-occupancy evaluation study of 22 green federal buildings conducted by GSA and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The study compared one year of operating data and surveys of green building occupants, compared […]
A federal appeals panel this week upheld two rulings that the General Services Administration wrongly fired two senior executives whose staffs attended a conference in Las Vegas that turned out to be an extravagant junket for 300 employees. In a 28-page decision issued Wednesday, the three-member Merit Systems Protection Board upheld the findings of two […]
Zayo has been awarded a spot on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 IT contract, enabling it to compete for federal, state and local government agency telecom service contracts.