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GSA envisions 18F will be the new hub of digital innovation

GSA launched the digital government program, called 18F, with the goal of accelerating innovation among agencies and building on federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park's vision for the government to act as a lean start-up.

Tags: technology , GSA , 18F , digital government , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , innovation , agile development , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 03:26pm EDT

OMB's Cobert says new performance goals to 'drive tangible outcomes'

In the fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress, the White House detailed 15 cross-agency priority goals and almost 100 agency-specific goals. The goals and new strategic plans are laying the groundwork for agencies to continue to improve mission delivery and operations over the next two years.

Tags: management , performance management , Beth Cobert , OMB , GSA , budget , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , data driven reviews , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:45am EDT
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Challenge.gov platform recognized for changing how feds solve problems

The Challenge.gov platform Thursday received the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. It beat out 600 other entrants to be the first federal winner of the award since 2003.

Tags: management , GSA , White House , OSTP , John Holdren , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , Stephen Goldsmith , Challenge.gov , competition , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/24/2014, 09:25am EST
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Fed buildings to get much-needed upgrades thanks to budget boost

The General Services Administration says it will finally be able to begin digging out of a backlog of deferred maintenance of federal buildings thanks to a boost in funding from the recently passed bipartisan spending bill. The spending bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last week, authorizes GSA to spend about $9.3 billion from the Federal Buildings Fund.

Tags: GSA , federal buildings , federal real property , budget , 2014 appropriations , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 01:00pm EST

Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Beth Cobert , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , GSA , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , conference spending , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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GSA losing four key senior executives

Four high-ranking officials are leaving the General Services Administration. They are Deputy Administrator Susan Brita; CIO Casey Coleman; Kelly Olson, director of Strategic Initiatives; and Sheila Campbell, director of the Center for Excellence in the Digital Government Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Tags: Casey Coleman , Susan Brita , Sheila Campbell , Kelly Olson , GSA , people , technology , Denise Turner Roth , AT&T , Atlantic Media , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:42pm EST

GSA, lawmakers favor innovative approach to dispose of federal property

A roundtable sponsored by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee explored how public-private partnerships could work to get rid of federal property more quickly.

Tags: management , GSA , real property disposal , Lou Barletta , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Kim Burke , Jones Lang LaSalle , Michael Allen , Hines Interest , OMB , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:28am EDT

GSA, Treasury officials decry House committee budget shortfalls

Top officials at the Treasury Department and the General Services Administration say budget cuts being considered by House lawmakers - and that have since adopted by the House Appropriations Committee - would erode their agencies' missions. In sharply divided vote mostly along partisan lines Wednesday, the committee approved the fiscal 2014 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , House Appropriations Committee , budget , IRS , GSA , Nani Coloretti , appropriations , sequestration , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 06:25pm EDT

Bill turns up heat on agency use of strategic sourcing

A group of Democrats and Republicans, called the No Labels Caucus, plans to introduce nine bills this week focused on government effectiveness and efficiency. The strategic sourcing legislation would require agencies to save at least $10 billion a year. Senators say agencies need the right incentives to buy smarter.

Tags: acquisition , industry , OFPP , Joe Jordan , GAO , Cristina Chaplain , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:21pm EDT
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Senate confirms GSA's Tangherlini, others to key agency posts

The top spots at a few key federal agencies are now officially filled following Senate confirmation votes this week. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve Dan Tangherlini to be the administrator of the General Services Administration and Howard Shelanski to serve as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. Senators also OK'd Brian Deese to serve as OMB deputy director for budget.

Tags: people , GSA , OMB , Howard Shelanski , Brian Deese , OIRA , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:26pm EDT
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