A few items that caught our attention Monday: Stealing things is now easier at GSA headquarters, report says: An inspector general said the open floor plans and flowing work spaces at the General Services Administration’s revamped headquarters in Washington have made stealing important documents and valuable items easier, according to a Federal Times report. Update: GSA […]
The Federal Election Commission has recently enlisted the help of an outside agency, the General Services Administration and its elite squad of civic techies called 18F, to overhaul its website and push the boundaries of open disclosure to new heights. And while the notion of a government agency tweaking its internal workings may not seem like…
A federal grand jury has indicted a former official who headed the federal General Services Administration unit that came under fire for holding a lavish Las Vegas conference in 2010. The San Francisco grand jury charged Jeffrey Neely, 59, on Thursday with filing false expense reports claiming he...
The US General Services Administration has released a review of LEED v4, the first step to determine if the latest version of the green building system can help government agencies meet green building requirements. GSA says it will make a final recommendation on LEED v4 after receiving input from stakeholders in and outside of government. […]
CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Ex-GSA Executive Jeff Neely Indicted for Fraud. “Jeff Neely, the General Services Administration executive viewed as the ringleader of the lavish spending on a 2010 training conference in Las Vegas, was indicted on five counts of fraud on Thursday by a federal grand jury in San Francisco. The 59-year-old former head of […]
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a former government official at the center of the General Services Administration’s Las Vegas conference scandal on five counts of fraud. Prosecutors with the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California said former GSA acting commissioner Jeffrey E. Show More Summary
The US General Services Administration has issued a request for information (RFI) this week for green building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program. The program is seeking information from industry stakeholders,...Show More Summary
In June the openFDA released an API to allow access to it’s directory of healthcare data that includes negative events induced by products in patients. The API Usability Program, part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), was responsible for evaluating the usability of the API. Show More Summary
The US General Services Administration has announced 21 awards for the third generation Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies (FSSI OS3), a program intended to help the federal government increase efficiencies and save money while meeting green purchasing requirements. Show More Summary
The other day, I posted about a strange giveaway at the U.S. General Services Administration in St. Louis, Missouri. If you went there to sign up to join the National Guard, you would also get a camouflage-covered copy of the New Testament (provided by Gideons International). Show More Summary
If you want enlist in the National Guard at the U.S. General Services Administration in St. Louis, Missouri, be prepared for a dose of Jesus after you sign on.According to the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist LegalShow More Summary
The writing was on the wall, to be sure. But the announcement Tuesday from the General Services Administration of the three finalist sites for a new FBI headquarters — none of which are in the District — should still land with a bit of a thud. Yes, as Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton […]
Now watch THIS drive Last week, the General Services Administration canceled a White House bowling alley renovation project, a project that probably actually had some merit, but was nonetheless an obvious political lightning rod even though the bowling alley isn't actually located in the White House itself. Show More Summary
USA Today: … Ninety minutes after Time magazine reported on a General Services Administration plan to replace a two-lane bowling alley in the White House complex, the GSA announced it had canceled the project. The GSA, which had posted a bid solicitation for two new bowling lanes, said that “it has been 15 years since [Read more...]
The hunt for a new FBI headquarters location is moving along, with the General Services Administration expected to announce a shortlist of potential sites very soon. The Post’s Jonathan O’Connell reports that the District is still very much in the running to keep the high-profile agency — although perhaps not at the Poplar Point site floated […]
[Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. A remote, 76-foot lighthouse is for sale in Maine, and it could be yours for only $30,000. It's located far to the south of the coast of Bailey Island, on a place called Halfway Rock, due east from Portland in the cold ocean waters of Casco Bay. Show More Summary
The General Services Administration put out a request Wednesday for a contractor to redo the two executive lanes that were designed when Harry Truman was president.
The National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) was selected to be part of the 2014 Energy Datapalooza Innovation Showcase, hosted by the White House, the US Department of Energy, and the General Services Administration. The Energy Datapalooza highlights private-sector innovators harnessing the power of data to build the clean energy economy. Show More Summary
Level 3 has been awarded a nearly 300-site contract to provide network services for the federal judicial system via the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract.
Federal agencies may be inadvertently shortchanging the government for the fuel they use under the current system for reporting gas consumption, according to a recent watchdog report. The General Services Administration charges a monthly fuel fee based on the miles that agencies have traveled in their fleet vehicles. But that system doesn’t account for certain […]