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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 […]

Link Transit

Link Transit provides year-round service for seventeen (17) communities in Chelan and Douglas Counties with eight (8) fixed routes, four (4) flex routes, three (3) commuter routes, a general public Dial-A-Ride (DART) service in Leavenworth, and one seasonal route to Mission Ridge Ski Area. Show More Summary

GE, Cheniere Sign $1B LNG Export Terminal Deal

General Electric and Sabine Pass Liquefaction have inked a $1 billion deal under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four liquified natural gas trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility. Each train […]

Sheldon Richman on the Relationship Between Monopoly and Aggression

6 days agoNews : Reason

Most of us are taught to think of a monopoly as simply any lone seller of a good or service, but this definition is fraught with problems, as Murray Rothbard, Austrian economists generally, and others have long pointed out. It overlooks, for example, the factor of potential competition. Show More Summary

Are Republicans Really Ready to Embrace Net Neutrality?

Well, this is unexpected. Democrats are generally in favor of net neutrality, the principle that all websites should be treated equally by internet service providers. Companies can't pay extra for faster service and ISPs can't slow down or block sites they don't like. Show More Summary

Moneywatch: Retailers are being told to stop selling toy guns that look like real ones; Amazon's next venture is one hour delivery

Walmart says they will work with the Attorney General to make sure fake firearms aren't mistaken for the real thing and the e-commerce retailer says it's offering the service in Manhattan to Amazon Prime members, who pay $99 for the service. Lauren Lyster reports.

Which Company Has the Most Tentacles in Your Life?

jupiterimages The megacap companies Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOGL), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), Amazon (AMZN), Walmart (WMT) and General Electric (GE) are household names because, and they dominate tech, financial services, retail and energy. Show More Summary

Vivek Murthy Qualifications: Is The New Surgeon General Good Enough For The Job?

Vivek Murthy’s qualifications has been a major point of discussion ever since he has taken helm of the U.S. Public Health Service. President Obama had been eyeing the young physician as early as last year, and this Monday, Murthy has officially been appointed to head one of the most advanced health agencies on the planet. Show More Summary

Jim Hood, a go-to guy for Hollywood?

Who’d have guessed that movie studios would entrust populist Mississippi Attorney General and longtime Overlawyered favorite Jim Hood with key water-carrying tasks in pushing their rights as copyright owners against online services and...Show More Summary

General Pawlikowski on the Pentagon's Offset Strategy: Autonomy, Refueling & Additive Manufacturing are key

Ellen Pawlikowski helps decide what weapons the Air Force buys and manages the buying process, so when the lieutenant general says she likes autonomy and 3-D printing as the most promising capabilities for her service to develop as part...Show More Summary

Military Will Finally Sell You A Surplus Humvee Starting At $10,000

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Starting December 17, 2014 the general public will able to buy trucks from a surplus of "as many as 4,000 Army Humvees" being shifted out of government service. Bidding starts at $10,000, and the 20-year-old-trucks look like they're in good shape with low miles. There are a couple catches though. Read more...

The Bridge on the River Buy’n’Supply: Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: General News Time is running out! Register for The Services Procurement Disconnect – An Unequal Marketplace Between Buyers and Suppliers, a new webinar from the Spend Matters Team and Beeline. Join us tomorrow, Dec. Show More Summary

Newly Released NSA Documents Show That China Captured American Soldiers During The Vietnam War

During the US campaign in Vietnam, over a thousand service members were classified as prisoners or war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). Generally, those who went missing were killed or captured by the North Vietnamese. But in a fewShow More Summary

2014 PRediction Fail

Summary: Heading into 2014, I published 3 PRedictions for what the year would bring. I was generally, well, wrong. Let’s review: I predicted the fall of the wire services through some sort of disruption. Didn’t happen. IShow More Summary

Azure: Premium Storage, RemoteApp, SQL Database Update, Live Media Streaming, Search and More

Today we released a number of great enhancements to Microsoft Azure. These include: Premium Storage: New Premium high-performance Storage for Azure Virtual Machine workloads RemoteApp: General Availability of Azure RemoteApp serviceShow More Summary

Now TV gets a Windows 8 app

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Whether you're a sports fanatic or a movie buff, December is generally a good month to sit down in front of the tellybox. One way to treat your eyeballs is via Sky's standalone Now TV streaming service, which is preparing for a busy Christmas full of...

Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 December 10: Blockchain.info discloses security issue, BitQuest Bitcoin Minecraft server, Tim Draper buys into US Marshal’s auction again

The dominant story this week is all about how security is extremely important in the Bitcoin world–not to mention the Internet in general–when money is digital, it makes sense to keep it safe. Extremely popular wallet service and blockchain explorer … Continue reading ?

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.

The Role of Inspectors General, and More from CRS

Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Federal Inspectors General: History, Characteristics, and Recent Congressional Actions,Show More Summary

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