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Hatch’s Excuse to Repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax

I recently noted a report by Jane G. Gravelle and Sean Lowry of the Congressional Research Service: A July 2014 report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the number of medical device excise...Show More Summary

TIGTA: Inadequate Inventory Controls Over Mobile Devices Cost IRS Millions

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Wireless Telecommunication Device Inventory Control Weaknesses Resulted in Inaccurate Inventory Records and Unsupported Service Fees (2014-10-075): In Fiscal Year...Show More Summary

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

2 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

Eric Holder Chokes Up During Farewell to Obama

Attorney General Eric Holder choked up during his farewell speech to President Obama on Thursday, remembering their long time together as friends in the administration. Holder called his service under Obama the “greatest honor of my professional life” and thanked the President for the opportunity. Show More Summary

Got Green Building Technology? GSA Wants You

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

Usability Case Study: openFDA API Reaps Benefits of Open Platform

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

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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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...]

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