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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

HUD buying into shared services; renewed push to merge DoD's CIO

In his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tags: technology , acquisition , HUD , Treasury , financial management , DoD , Bob Lentz , Defense Authorization Bill , GSA , industrial funding fee , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:29am EDT
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Senators push Tangherlini for assurances GSA is improving

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members support Dan Tangherlini to be the permanent administrator of the General Services Administration. Lawmakers, however, wanted more answers about the troubled SAM program and the recent IG report on management interference of contract negotiations.

Tags: management , acquisition , GSA , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Claire McCaskill , System for Award Management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 05:26am EDT
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GSA to review all internal contracting practices after latest IG report

The review comes in the wake of the agency's recent inspector general report that revealed management interference on schedule contract negotiations. Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said the review will ensure the agency's contracting work is "performed with transparency and honesty."

Tags: acquisition , GSA , Anne Rung , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 04:29pm EDT

GSA's Rung to lead Office of Governmentwide Policy

Anne Rung will take over for Kathleen Turco and continue to be the agency's chief acquisition officer.

Tags: people , management , GSA , Anne Rung , Betsaida Alcantara , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 06:45pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: Sequestration, nominations, and backlogs

Today's guests on the Federal News Countdown include Jason Miller, Federal News Radio's executive editor, and Francis Rose, host of In Depth on Federal News Radio.

Tags: Federal News Countdown , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , sequestration , furloughs , Steven VanRoekel

Friday - 05/24/2013, 06:13pm EDT
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Obama to nominate Tangherlini as GSA administrator

President Barack Obama will nominate Dan Tangherlini, the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to officially fill that position. Tangherlini stepped into that post amid the April 2012 conference spending scandal at the agency.

Tags: GSA , President Barack Obama , management , Shakeup at GSA , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 12:24pm EDT

EPA, HUD search for ways to keep mid-career feds

Mid-career employees are a scarcity in government. While agencies are awash with employees at the early career stage and those with 20-plus years of federal service, there aren't enough in the middle stages, and that has federal managers worried. Agencies like EPA and HUD are taking matters into their own hands. Both are launching new efforts aimed at keeping mid-career feds from leaving government for the private sector.

Tags: HUD , Shaun Donovan , DHS , Janet Napolitano , EPA , Bob Perciasepe , GSA , Partnership for Public Service , Public Service Recognition Week , employee morale , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 05:44am EDT
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