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GSA Helps Drive Green Office Supply Savings

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

CNN Panel: Dismisses Criticism Of White House Officials Attending Slain Teen's Funeral

From the August 25 edition of CNN's The Situation Room: Related: 3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service Previously: Right-Wing Media Resurrect False Claim That Administration Ignored Major General's Funeral

Survey finds veterans generally satisfied with mental health care

A survey of U.S. veterans receiving mental health services from the Veterans Health Administration finds general satisfaction, but also significant room for improvement among all areas studied. The RAND Corporation study, conducted in...Show More Summary

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 […]

How to Cultivate a Spirit of Service

Guest post by Scott Miller, Garden Spot Village Generally speaking, retirement communities are desperate for volunteers. Overworked staff and lack of resources often leave administration with plenty of work to hand out to volunteers. That’s not the case at Garden … Continue reading ?

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...]

What's the Ideal Job for an Identity Thief? IRS Tax Examiner!

2 months agoNews : Reason

From the records of the United States Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration: the ale of a gang of identity thieves working out of the Internal Revenue Service's Northern District of Georgia office. They were busted just before the recent tax season. Show More Summary

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.

HHS Report: 1,295,571 Obamacare Enrollees May or May Not Be Legal Citizens

A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country. Show More Summary

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.

TIGTA: IRS Again Fails to Comply With Statutory Mandated Reduction in Improper Payments -- 26% EITC Fraud Costs $16 Billion/Year

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released The Internal Revenue Service Fiscal Year 2013 Improper Payment Reporting Continues to Not Comply With the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (2014-40-027):...Show More Summary

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 […]

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