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OMB to expand vendor offices after initial successful tests

The Veterans Affairs Department said it saved $40 million by using this centralized approach to managing contractors. vendor management organizations also help agencies buy more strategically. OFPP plans to expand strategic sourcing and sets a $2 billion savings goal by 2015.

Tags: Steven VanRoekel , OMB , OFPP , strategic sourcing , technology , Acquisition , acquisition policy , Contracting , Joe Jordan , PortfolioStat , vendor management organizations , DHS , Jane Holl Lute , GSA , Transportation , John Porcari , Jason Miller , President

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 05:43am EDT
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Senators call for GSA chief to look at PBS structure

In a letter to Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini, a bipartisan group of senators called for an evaluation of the structure of GSA's Public Buildings Service, tying it to the wasteful spending of the Las Vegas scandal.

Tags: PBS , Public Buildings Service , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Congress , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Mark Pryor , Rob Portman

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Senators digging into GSA conferences in all regions

Two high-ranking senators requested information about conference travel and spending in all GSA regions in a detailed letter on Friday.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Congress , Senate , oversight

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:30pm EDT

GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , Acquisition , training , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Industry , conferences , budget , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tags: Brian Miller , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , conference spending , waste , fraud , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , financial management , Shakeup at GSA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: technology , Contracting , GSA , IBM , Green government , smart buildings , Jason Miller , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

GSA clarifies conference policy but industry concerns persist

A memo from acting administrator Dan Tangherlini details the steps agency employees must go through to receive approval for conferences and other travel. In wake of GSA Western Regions conference, other agencies also are reconsidering hosting conferences.

Tags: management , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , conferences , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: Workforce , management , Public Service Recognition Week , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Don Hagerling , Ray Lahood , Transportation , Kathleen Sebelius , HHS , GSA , morale , knowledge management , recruitment , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Mica calls for GSA to fire official embroiled in scandal

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is calling for the General Services Administration to stop paying an official at the center of the conference spending scandal.

Tags: John Mica , House , GSA , Jeff Neely , Shakeup at GSA

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 03:11pm EDT

Latest: GSA IG makes a 'criminal referral' to Justice

General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller told senators on Wednesday his office had made a criminal referral to the Justice Department relating to the ongoing spending scandal. Speaking at the last of four congressional hearings about the GSA, Miller testified that he has heard from "a lot" of whistleblowers since his report was released several weeks ago.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Senate , Congress , Dick Durbin , Jerry Moran , Public Buildings Service , Brian Miller , Jeff Neely , conference spending

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 07:19pm EDT
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