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Government Fraud Scandal: $1.3 Million Scheme Allegedly Run by Government Official for Her Family Members

This seems to be quite complex: Prosecutors said the $1.3 million federal government contracting scheme was a family affair. Over five years, investigators claim a high-level General Services Administration official helped her husband submit more than 100 fake employment applications to federal agencies and doctored his résumé to try to get him hired by the […]

New Scam Warning: Taxpayers Still Being Asked To Pay Taxes In Gift Cards

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has announced that it has received additional information that callers impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Treasury Department employees are demanding payments not only on iTunes Gift Cards but on other gift cards as well.

Congress continues its stealth assault on Social Security's customer service

In fiscal terms, there’s no earthly reason for Congress to be stingy with Social Security’s administrative budget. The money comes out of workers’ payroll taxes and the system’s other revenue, not from the general treasury. And it’s spent with painstaking care: The Social Security Administration...

IRS Did Not Identify, Assist All Potentially Affected Taxpayers After ‘Get Transcript’ Access

A Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit was conducted after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that identity thieves had illegally accessed tax information tied taxpayer accounts. TIGTA found that the IRS did not identify and assist all potentially affected taxpayers about the access or attempted access.

Why Ed Snowden Can't Get a Fair Trial in Our National Security State

Eric Holder calls Snowden's work a public service, but no current Obama administration members would say the same. Former US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview that what NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden did was illegal...Show More Summary

US Government Awards $460Mln Cyber Operations Support Contract

The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a $460 million contract to provide support services for US Cyber Command, the General Services Administration (GSA) said in a press release.

If, As Eric Holder Now Admits, Snowden Did 'A Public Service,' Why Does He Still Want Him In Jail?

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, over the weekend, former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared on a podcast with his former administration colleague, David Axelrod, for a podcast. The ~1 hour discussion is pretty wide-ranging, but right towards...Show More Summary

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed a Public Service (But Must Be Punished)

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears comfortable speaking a bit more freely now that he’s no longer part of the Obama administration and said that as far as he’s concerned what NSA leaker Edward Snowden did was a “publicShow More Summary

IRS Warns Taxpayers About New Scam Involving Bogus ‘Federal Student Tax’

Just days after the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced the arrests of five individuals made in what has been characterized as an “ongoing investigation” into the scams, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning about a new scam making the rounds. Show More Summary

GSA Issues RFI For Solution to Tackle Counterfeit IT Products in Federal Supply Chain

Categories: Industry News, Supplier Risk and Compliance Management, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories The U.S. General Services Administration announced early last week itShow More Summary

Metrorail Service Remains Suspended Between Eastern Market and L'Enfant Plaza

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld in consultation with U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has ordered Federal Center SW remain closed for the remainder of today for a full third rail insulator replacement.

Taxpayers Across The Country Reporting Uptick In IRS & Tax-Related Scams

Even as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) have continued to warn taxpayers about IRS impersonation scams, fraudsters are still making the rounds, attempting to steal money and financial information from taxpayers.

There's ANOTHER inquiry into the collapse of BHS — and this one could actually hurt Sir Philip Green

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has asked the Insolvency Service to fast-track an investigation into BHS, which collapsed into administration last week putting 11,000 jobs at risk. In a letter to Sarah Albon, Inspector General and Chief...Show More Summary

Government agencies commemorate Earth Day with tech competition

Forty-six years after the first world Earth Day celebration, the General Service Administration (GSA), thru its Office of Information Technology (GSA-IT), marked this year’s occasion with a Government-wide Hackathon.        

Korean Register to Deliver Statutory Services in India

Classification society Korean Register (KR) has signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to deliver services on behalf of the Indian flag administration,

IRS Costs for Conferences Exceeded Estimates

From the Free Beacon: The Internal Revenue Service hosted events that exceeded cost estimates and often failed to meet requirements for their approval, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The report reviewed documentation for 650 events held by the IRS in fiscal years 2013 and 2014 and found that […]

Congress approves bill to ease presidential transitions

A career employee at the General Services Administration would serve as federal transition coordinator. Johnson chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, while Carper is the senior Democrat.

Talking Leadership With the New GSA Administrator

Denise Turner Roth, the administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), was named to the role just this past August--but she has been in public service for more than 18 years. During that time, she's worked for members...Show More Summary

Talking leadership with the new GSA administrator

Denise Turner Roth, the administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), was named to the role just this past August—but she has been in public service for more than 18 years. During that time, she's worked for members of Congress, the District of Columbia government and as city manager for Greensboro, N.C., where she […]

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.

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