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Obama to announce pick for new GSA chief

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 gets nine-year GSA green buildings deal

Windstream has nabbed a nine-year multi-million dollar contract with the General Services Administration's (GSA) Public Building Service green buildings initiative.

GSA official at center of Las Vegas conference scandal pleads guilty to fraud

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

Non-Chemical Water Treatment Prevents Scaling, Saves Energy

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

Box hires Sonny Hashmi, former CIO of the GSA

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

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 […]

Does 18F Pass the Bechdel Test for Tech?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink brace for GSA's upcoming EIS telecom contract

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.

Top 10 Things (We Think) You Don’t Know about DigitalGov

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

GSA Rolls Out Toolkit to Prevent New Social-Media Hacks

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.

Federal workers: What was the fallout from the GSA scandal?

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 25% Less to Operate

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 […]

GSA loses appeal in firings of top officials; appeals board orders them reinstated

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 gets seat on GSA's Schedule 70 contract, enhances government reach

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.

CenturyLink serves up cloud data for GSA Networx contract customers

CenturyLink has added cloud data center services, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, to the list of available services it can provide to its federal government agency customers via General Services Administration (GSA)'s Networx Universal contract.

Stealing things is easier at revamped GSA headquarters, report says

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 […]

Your Submission is Accepted: FEC’s Digital Gatekeeper Bars Few

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…

Former US official indicted over lavish Las Vegas conference

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

GSA Reviews LEED v4

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 Se…

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 […]

Federal grand jury indicts former GSA official on charges of fraud

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

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