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Wedding dress auction starting as low as $46

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 will pay the government $75.5 million to settle an overcharging lawsuit (VMW)

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

IRS gave tax-owing companies contracts worth $19 million

The Internal Revenue Service hasn't always followed the law when it comes to making business deals. Uh oh. Specifically, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS has violated the federal law that prevents it from doing business with businesses that haven't paid their taxes. Show More Summary

IRS erased backup tapes as Tea Party probe began

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration, will tell the House Oversight Committee today that IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the agency’s Tea Party scandal were lost. Show More Summary

TIGTA: IRS Can’t Verify Qualifications For Obamacare Subsidies

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Affordable Care Act: Assessment of Internal Revenue Service Preparation for Processing Premium Tax Credit Claims (2015-43-043): The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created a refundable tax credit, referred to as the Premium Tax Credit (PTC), to assist individuals with the...

Tax Roundup, 6/5/15: Iowa adds deductions to 1041s. And: the dangers of unmonitored payroll services.

Federal 709 costs good for Iowa 1041. The Iowa General Assembly yesterday eased restrictions on administrative deductions for fiduciaries. Iowa uses […]

IRS, TIGTA Talk Tech, Identity Theft & Security At Congressional Hearing

Earlier this week, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and J. Russell George, The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), testified before members of Congress about the unauthorized access to the "Get Transcript" application on the IRS web site.

How revolutionary technology is tackling the $200B problem of wasted energy in buildings

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

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

Retired Army General at Committee Hearing: "We Are Losing This War"

On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee convened a hearing to evaluate and scrutinize the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s...

TIGTA: 61% of IRS Employees Who Cheated On Their Taxes Were Allowed To Keep Their Jobs

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Review of the Internal Revenue Service’s Process to Address Violations of Tax Law by Its Own Employees (2015-10-002): According to Section 1203 of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98), the IRS shall terminate employment of any IRS...

IRS Issues Statement On Discovery Of Lerner Emails

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has reported the discovery of thousands more of those "missing" Lerner emails. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a statement in response.

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

3 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?

3 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.

Investigators probing for criminal activity with Lois Lerner’s missing emails

Federal investigators are looking for possible criminal activity in connection with the missing emails of a central figure in the Internal Revenue service’s targeting scandal. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration testified...Show More Summary

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

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