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GSA to swap Fed Triangle properties for developers' services

GSA issued a RFQ that asks developers to restart the renovation of its stalled headquarters program and further DHS headquarters construction. The contractors wouldn't receive payment, but instead two buildings in Southwest Washington, D.C.

Tags: real property , Federal Triangle South , DHS , St. Elizabeths campus , GSA , Ellen Kortesoja , RFQ

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:06am EDT

For GSA, virtual desktop opens the door to more cost savings

Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further.
April 3, 2014

Tags: technology , VDI , GSA , Sonny Hashmi , AFCEA , cloud computing , mobile computing , BYOD , application rationalization , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:43pm EDT
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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , DHS , Jeff Orner , HHS , Interior , USDA , total workplace , real property , telework , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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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
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