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How Devs Benefit From the New U.S. Government-Wide Digital Registry API

In what is being lauded as the single most important social media initiative across the U.S. Federal Government in the past four years, the U.S. General Services Administration has released an update to the U.S. Digital Registry along with an API for end users and government agencies.

Brickbat: Customer Service

last weekNews : Reason

The federal General Services Administration spent $75 million on a building for federal law enforcement agencies only to be told they could not use it. The problem was that the GSA did not consult with the Federal Protective Service during the design of the building. Show More Summary

FEDS SPEND $75 MILLION DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING SPACIOUS NEW BUILDING … FOR THE WRONG AGENCY! Wh…

FEDS SPEND $75 MILLION DESIGNING AND CONSTRUCTING SPACIOUS NEW BUILDING … FOR THE WRONG AGENCY! What is about the General Services Administration that attracts such corruption, incompetence and idiocy? Whatever it is – GSA is Uncle Sugar’s housekeeping agency – nobody there consulted with the Federal Protective Service about what it needed in the new […]

JetBlue/Emirates Partnership Beats Out United For A Federal Contract, And A Route Dies

In the battle between the big three U.S. carriers and the three subsidized Gulf airlines, the General Services Administration has handed a victory to the UAE-based Emirates. The agency awarded JetBlue the 2016 contract to carry U.S. government employees, including active service military headed for Afghanistan and the Middle East, between [...]

JetBlue Awarded Government Contract for Service to Dubai in 2016 — But There is One Minor Detail…

2 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“In August, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it awarded the U.S. government contract for 2016 on the Washington-Dubai route to JetBlue” is the statement which appears in this article at the official news siteShow More Summary

Pepco And Exelon Overcome Another Hurdle To Merger

The General Services Administration has ended its criticism of the deal. [ more › ]

Chinese Foreign Trade in 8-Month-Long Dive – Customs Service

China’s foreign trade slump continued into the eighth month in October, data unveiled on Sunday by the General Administration of Customs (GACC) indicates.

Shell, GSA to Pay $55M for Soil Cleanup

The EPA has reached a $55 million settlement with Shell Oil Company and the US General Services Administration for the cleanup of contaminated soil at the Del Amo Superfund Site in Los Angeles, California. The cleanup work will prevent surface exposure of industrial chemicals and reduce sources of groundwater contamination from across the 280-acre site, […]

Historic Building Retrofit Performs Better Than New Buildings

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Jennifer Cole The Byron Rogers building, located in downtown Denver and owned by the U.S. General Services Administration, is a model of how deep energy retrofits can create more efficient, financially valuable, and more productive workspaces. Show More Summary

Uncle Sam, Yelped

By NIAM YARAGHI Yelp recently announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to allow agencies to claim their pages and read and respond to reviews. This is yet another move by the current administration to become more transparent and effectively communicate with the public through new information technology opportunities. I

Workers at federal agency sue to prevent move to WTC

5 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Six employees of the federal General Services Administration have sued to prevent moving to the World Trade Center.

2015 Tax Season ‘Miserable’ For Many Taxpayers: Will It Get Better In 2016?

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen warned that the 2015 tax filing could be miserable. The most recent report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) reviews the numbers. Was it really that bad?

The IRS Scandal, Day 864

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...

IRS Tax Levy System Needs Work

A June 2015 report from the Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration states the Internal Revenue Service’s computers failed to properly notify taxpayers of an additional tax levy. The IRS assesses this type of penalty on people with delinquent taxes, and a levy gives the agency the authority to seize a person’s assets. Show More Summary

TIGTA: IRS Could Not Verify 40% Of $15 Billion Of Affordable Care Act Tax Credits Due To Lack Of Data From Health Insurance Exchanges

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Affordable Care Act: Interim Results of the Internal Revenue Service Verification of Premium Tax Credit Claims (2015-43-057): The Affordable Care Act created the refundable Premium Tax Credit (PTC) to assist eligible taxpayers with paying their health insurance premiums. Individuals may elect...

Yelping Uncle Sam

By NIAM YARAGHI Yelp recently announced it had reached an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration to allow agencies to claim their pages and read and respond to reviews. This is yet another move by the current administration to embark on new opportunities provided by information technology to become more transparent and effectively communicate with the

American Voices: Government Agencies Soliciting Yelp Reviews

6 months agoHumor : The Onion

The U.S. government’s General Services Administration has begun working with the review website Yelp to create official pages for various government agencies where consumers can give feedback to places such as the TSA, post offices, and courthouses. What do you think?

Mismanagement of US Government Buildings Costs $180Mln Over Five Years

Poorly run buildings at the US General Services Administration (GSA) have led to a loss of $180 million over a five year period, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report.

Senate Republicans try to gut Wall Street reform, Obama administration strikes back

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The White House blasted the final appropriations bill produced by the Republican Senate in a letter sent Wednesday. The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill is a disaster, top to bottom, from appropriations levels...Show More Summary

A Rare Look at the New U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters / Taylor Lednum/GSA The General Services Administration (GSA) granted us a rare look at a Level 5 security campus, the new U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, at the restored St. Elizabeth's Hospital in southeast Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

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