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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.

TIGTA: IRS Made $14.5 Billion in Erroneous of EITC Payments in 2013, a 24% Error Rate

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released The Internal Revenue Service Is Working Toward Compliance With Executive Order 13520 Reporting Requirements (2015-40-009): Although the IRS has reported an overall decline in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) improper payment rate since Fiscal Year 2003, the amount of payments...

The IRS Scandal, Day 613

CNN, IRS Scandal Fast Facts: Here’s some background information about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal involving the targeting of certain groups. In May 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report indicating the targeting involved delaying the processing of applications by certain conservative groups and requesting...

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.

IRS holding millions of dollars in frozen taxpayer accounts

The 2015 filing season is less than two months away (we hope!), but the Internal Revenue Service still is holding on to taxpayer cash from previous years. A lot of cash. A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report...Show More Summary

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.

IRS' positive public perception picking up a bit

The Internal Revenue Service's problems are far from over. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is poring over some recently recovered emails to/from Lois Lerner that could (or could not) shed light on the agency's bungled 501(c)(4) nonprofit application review process. Show More Summary

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

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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

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