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Feds to pay less for hotels in major cities in 2011

GSA has issued per diem rates for lodging for next year. Most hotels in major cities saw a decrease, including $15 for Washington, $71 in New York City and $45 in Chicago. GSA did not change the rates for meals and other incidentals.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Jill Denning , DoD , American Hotel and Lodging Association , Smith Travel Research , per diem rates , FedRooms , City Pairs , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/03/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Agency services lack consistency, coordination

OMB finds that most website and call center operations are separate and don't work well together. Some agencies are following the private sector's lead by offering multiple channels to serve citizens. CMS and GSA both use online tools to answer questions more quickly and reliably.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , CMS , SSA , Kevin Paschuck , RightNow , MeriTalk , customer service , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 06:39am EDT
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Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.

Tags: technology , management , Bev Godwin , Jeff Davis , NASA , EPA , SSA , OSTP , USDA , OMB , Challenge Post , Case Foundation , competitions , challenges , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 07:15am EDT
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HP settles whistleblower lawsuit for $55 million

The technology giant said it did nothing wrong, but settles the allegations it overcharged the government for software and technology products and gave kickbacks to systems integrators. HP's decision to settle is another in a growing list of major federal contractors who are paying fines.

Tags: contracting , DoJ , HP , False Claims Act , whistleblower case , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/30/2010, 08:42pm EDT

GSA tries to have less need for itself

While GSA feds think about how to make federal buildings greener, they're going to be doing it from outside their own offices.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Telework Center , telework , PBS , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Diane Herdt , VOIP , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 08/30/2010, 10:56am EDT

GSA's RFP for E-Travel system focuses on usability

Agency is taking lessons learned from the past seven years to make the new system more like commercial travel booking sites. Vendors have until Oct. 6 to submit bids on this 15-year contract. GSA said 23 agencies have implemented one of three standard online travel systems to a savings of more than $200 million.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Burke , HP , Carson Wagonlit , Northrup Grumman , E-Travel , travel reimbursements , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/27/2010, 07:11am EDT
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GSA releases new online travel services proposals

The GSA released a request for proposals for a new suite of online travel services for all civilian agencies.

Tags: technology , Tim Burke , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 05:16pm EDT
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Feds flock to Web app to create short links

Increasingly, federal workers are turning to a simple new Web application that makes short work of extremely long website addresses. The General Services Administration created the app at little cost by working with the Drupal programming community. The Library of Congress is one of the satisfied users who have found that the Web link shortener has helped drive traffic to one of its most popular items.

Tags: technology , Bev Godwin , LOC , Matt Raymond , Web service , Twitter , Drupal , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 07:34am EDT

GSA finalizing requirements for FedRAMP

Agencies and vendors soon will be able to submit cloud-based products and services to be certified and accredited once and be available for use by all of government. Version 2 of the FedRAMP security controls should be ready in the next few weeks. Cloud working group still must address several questions about the approval process.

Tags: technology , Katie Lewin , Kurt Garbars , Dawn Leaf , NIST , OMB , DoD , DHS , ISPAB , cloud computing , FedRAMP , privacy , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 07:26am EDT
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