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GSA's Sonny Hashmi a finalist for a Partnership for Public Service medal

A drive to push federal agencies to adopt cloud computing is earning a GSA employee some prestigious recognition. Sonny Hashmi is the acting chief information officer at the General Services Administration. He's a finalist for one of this year's Service to America Medals in the Management Excellence category, which is presented by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.

Tags: Sonny Hashmi , Service to America Medals in the Management Excellence , GDIT Solutions Center , Partnership for Public Service , Drive to the Cloud

Friday - 05/16/2014, 11:16am EDT

Victoria Hartke, General Services Administration

The General Services Administration is undertaking renovations of federally-owned buildings across the country. The modernized structures will save money, in part by reducing energy and water consumption. Locally, the agency has completed a makeover of the Parklawn Building in Rockville, Maryland. The once homely behemoth has gotten more than a face-lift. Victoria Hartke, director of the Office of Leasing at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, spoke about the renovation with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Victoria Hartke , PBS , renovations , Parklawn Building , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 01:09pm EDT
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Kevin Kampschroer, Deputy Senior Sustainability Officer, GSA

Old electronics are filling up landfills. The EPA estimates only 25 percent of dead electronics, by weight, get recycled. As the largest consumer of electronics, the federal government can set an example for how to do better. The guidance for e-recycling issued by the General Services Administration is about to become a regulation. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability officer at GSA, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss its details.

Tags: Kevin Kampschroer , e-waste , landfills , sustainability , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 02:05pm EDT
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GSA's Rung takes first step toward OFPP administrator role

Anne Rung, the associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, is heading to the Office of Management and Budget by the end of May to be a senior adviser.

Tags: Anne Rung , people , Dan Tangherlini , Christine Harada , OMB , OFPP , acquisition , contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:18pm EDT

GSA's Total Workplace transforms traditional office environment

Program aims to save agencies money, increase productivity as explained by Chuck Hardy, director of GSA's Total Workplace program to Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month.

Tags: Agency of the Month , General Services Administration , workforce , Chuck Hardy , technology , total workplace , Jason Fornicola

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 12:01pm EDT

MAS audits and the mandatory disclosure rule

Former General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller, will discuss MAS audits, the mandatory disclosure rule and the role the IG plays within GSA.
May 6, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Multiple award schedule contracting , audits , mandatory disclosure rule , contract compliance , GSA IG audits , Works Progress Administration , Department of Justice , healthcare fraud , Brian Miller , Navigant , Off the Shelf , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 08:43pm EDT
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USDA joins the ranks of the financial shared services providers

The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department Friday announced they recertified the departments of Interior, Treasury and Transportation and added USDA to be the support pylons of its financial management shared services initiative. GSA is no longer an approved provider, and it's unclear where its 44 customers will migrate to next.

Tags: financial management , OMB , Beth Cobert , Dick Gregg , Treasury , USDA , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:59am EDT

Mary Davie, Office of Integrated Technology Services, GSA

The General Services Administration's next move toward a replacement for the Networx contract is under way. The Network Services 2020 strategy includes a strategy white paper and a transition strategy white paper. Mary Davie is assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services at GSA. She told In Depth with Francis Rose lots of people think the strategy is a new contract.

Tags: Marie Davie , Network Services 2020 , In Depth

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:07pm EDT
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Dorothy Robyn, Former Commissioner, General Services Administration

Shrinking the federal government's real estate holdings is the goal of seemingly every administration. But "the budgetary rules that govern investment in these assets are a blunt instrument that does serious collateral damage," Dorothy Robyn, former commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the General Services Administration, wrote in an article for the Brookings Institution. Robyn gave her insight to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on what she sees as the biggest problems in federal property management.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/02/2014, 09:40am EDT
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GSA's 18F applies private-sector innovation to government

As part of its effort to create a 21st century government, the General Services Administration's 18F program serves as a way for proven practices within the private sector to be applied to agencies. In this week's Agency of the Month program, Andrew McMahon, senior adviser to the administrator at GSA, and 18F Co-founder and Senior Team Lead Greg Godbout describe the project to Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola.

Tags: Agency of the Month , General Services Administration , Andrew McMahon , Greg Godbout , technology , 18F , Jason Fornicola

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:19pm EDT
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