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
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
On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee convened a hearing to evaluate and scrutinize the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s...
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...
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 has nabbed a nine-year multi-million dollar contract with the General Services Administration's (GSA) Public Building Service green buildings initiative.
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
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
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 […]
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...
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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...
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 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 […]
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 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.