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Pentagon Approves Bibles at Recruiting Stations. Time for Atheists, Satanists, and Pagans to Donate Literature!

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

Want to Join the U.S. National Guard? First, Take This Bible…

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

Goodbye, FBI

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 […]

House Republicans successfully ban funding for canceled White House renovation, so take that, Obama

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

Thursday Evening Open Thread: Slow News Day

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 FBI goes north?

  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 […]

Buy a Lighthouse

[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

White House bowling alley beyond repairs

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.

National Geothermal Data System – Free Online Access to America’s Geothermal Resources Data - Debuts at 2014 White House Energy Datapalooza

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 wins 300-site connectivity contract with federal judicial system

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.

GAO: Federal agencies may be shortchanging the government on fuel costs

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 […]

Rule Aims to Reduce Federal E-Waste

All federal agencies will be banned from disposing electronics in landfills, according to a proposed rule by the US General Services Administration. Under the new regulation, computers, phones and monitors will be offered for reuse by other agencies or donated to schools, state and local government offices, and nonprofits. Usable electronics can also be sold […]

Resigned: The fast fall of former GSA chief Martha Johnson

A few items that caught our attention on Monday: The fast fall of a Washington career: Martha Johnson, the former head of the General Services Administration who resigned her position in 2012 after an inspector general’s report revealed lavish conference spending by the agency, discusses what it’s like to take the fall in Washington and […]

In her own words: Martha Johnson on resigning from GSA

  On April 2, 2012, Martha Johnson resigned as the head of the General Services Administration. The Washington Post feature story "Resigned" chronicles the events and White House discussions that led to her resignation, as well as her efforts to rebuild a career post-crisis. While reporting the story, I asked Johnson to share some of […]

RESIGNED. The fast fall of a Washington career

When Martha Johnson thinks back to that Monday in April 2012 when she resigned as head of the General Services Administration, she remembers a day as still as the hands on a broken clock. She had spent the weekend practicing her resignation speech in front of the mirror. She repeated it over and over until […]

Is your federal office joining the upcoming consolidation wave?

The General Services Administration this week identified 19 federal buildings across the nation that will absorb outside offices as part of a nearly $70 million plan to consolidate agency work sites. The project will cost about $67 million up front for renovations, but it will save the government an estimated $17 million annually in rent […]

Integra secures seat on GSA Region 8 contract

Integra has added another arrow to its growing government contract quiver by winning a Local Integrated Services Acquisition (LISA) contract from the General Services Administration (GSA).

GSA inspector general exits government with legacy of high-profile cases

The federal watchdog whose report on lavish conference spending by the General Services Administration prompted government-wide reforms has resigned his position. GSA Inspector General Brian D. Miller said in a letter to President Obama on Monday that his last day with the government will be April 18. He plans to move to the private sector, where he will […]

18F Counts On APIs To Help Government Improve Service Delivery

APIs are at the heart of a new initiative aimed at giving the U.S. government the agility and flexibility needed to serve today’s citizens, communities and businesses. The White House’s General Services Administration (GSA) has established...Show More Summary

Comcast Business gets seat on GSA schedule 70, enhances public sector play

Comcast Business has been awarded a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), enabling it to sell directly to federal, state and local government customers in its serving regions.

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