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GSA official at center of Las Vegas conference scandal pleads guilty to fraud

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

Jindal’s Budget Leaves a Mess Behind

“As they unravel Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget proposal for next year, lawmakers are finding cuts disguised as ‘efficiencies,’ gaps not disclosed by the administration and critical services reliant on shaky financing,” the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. “Members of the House [...]

Ex-Feds Accused Of Pocketing Bitcoins During Investigation

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.

2 Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Face Charges of Stealing Money

The agents, one with the Drug Enforcement Administration and one with the Secret Service, are expected to be arrested Monday on charges stemming from their roles in the investigation of the website.

Non-Chemical Water Treatment Prevents Scaling, Saves Energy

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

Secret Service Not Alone, DEA Also Had 'Sex Parties' In Colombia

The Department of Justice released a report on Thursday slamming the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for throwing "sex parties" with sex workers hired by Colombian drug cartels. Sounds like a real conflict of interest. Read more...

NY: NFTA Faces Prospect of Operating With $9M Less from Albany

March 26--Unless state lawmakers come up with more money, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will run bus and rail service and two airports with about $9 million less than what agency administrators say is needed. While no...Show More Summary

When Women Innovate, Everybody Wins

The U.S. Small Business Administration has helped launch a program focused on innovative products and services that could improve women's lives.

Obama’s Golden Age of Transparency: Secret Service Says it Destroyed Footage of ‘Drunk’ Agents

The Obama administration is so transparent everyone can see right through their endless bullshit. The Secret Service erased surveillance video that would have shown clear angles of the drunken crash at the White House involving a top member of President Obama’s … Continued

$200 Million to Help Food Stamp Recipients Find Jobs

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Pilot projects in 10 states will train recipients and offer services like transportation and child care, the Obama administration announced on Friday.

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Gets Permission to Experiment the Drones for its Prime Air Service

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s dream to deliver its product packages to customer via drones are not crushed yet, as Federal Aviation Administration has issued a certificate that allows the company to test delivery drones for its Prime Air Service. A CNET article reported on the news and discussed about the details regarding new certificate issued which […]

Jimmy Fallon Jokes About Obama’s Economic Record, Blaming Bad News on GOP

During his Thursday monologue, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon turned to the Obama administration for the source of his current events jokesas President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and even the scandal-ridden Secret Service each saw a few jests dealt their respective ways.

It lives! Amazon gets FAA approval to test drone deliveries

Amazon.com Inc.’s dream of drone deliveries became a step closer to reality Thursday after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) giving the e-commerce giant approval to test the service. The formal terms give Amazon an “experimental airworthiness certificate” which the FAA … Continue reading ?

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Targeted Capacity Expansion for Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is seeking grant applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) or Tribes from areas of high HIV prevalenceShow More Summary

Box hires Sonny Hashmi, former CIO of the GSA

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 […]

It’s all tied together

The Incidental Economist’s Austin Frakt is pimping a paper he co-wrote on how Medicaid expansion has lowered demand for Veterans’ Administration health care services: If the ACA’s Medicaid expansion had been implemented in all states, enrollment for VA health coverage, acute inpatient care (days), and outpatient visits would have been 9%, 6%, and 12% lower, [Read more...]

Does 18F Pass the Bechdel Test for Tech?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

One of the Darknet’s Biggest Markets May Have Just Stole All Its Users' Bitcoin

The administrators of one of the darknets most popular markets for drugs and bespoke carjacking services may have just scammed its customers out of untold sums of money. Evolution, the site in question, rose to prominence after the fall...Show More Summary

Introducing American Express Plenti? Earn and Redeem Across Various Stores and Services

Peter comments, Announcement today on new rewards platform Plenti from Amex. What is Plenti? According to the trademark filing, Administration of a customer loyalty program which provides the consumer the ability to earn and redeem points...Show More Summary

Facebook Terms Of Service: Don’t Post Criminal Activity Or Sexual Content, Or It Will Be Removed

The Facebook terms of service have been updated to further keep your shenanigans legal. The administrators aren’t allowing posts with questionable content any more. If you mention anything about committing a crime, describe sexual activity in detail, or try to sell drugs, Facebook has the right to remove the post. Show More Summary

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