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Agencies 'open the door' to innovative uses of social media

More than 60 social media apps are now available to agencies, allowing them to select the best method to meet their missions. One of the areas that's most ripe for innovation is in emergency management.

Tags: social media , technology , Twitter , Federal Drive , Justin Herman , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 07:40am 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: federal buildings , federal real property , Dan Tangherlini , budget , 2014 appropriations , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 01:00pm EST

GSA kicks off Alliant V2 planning

GSA launches a new social media site to gather industry and agency feedback on how to improve one of the most successful GWACs ever.

Tags: Alliant Small Business , industry , contracting , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Alliant

Friday - 01/17/2014, 01:50pm 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 , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , 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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Duncan calls for 'reality check' on DHS headquarters project

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, released a majority staff report that questioned the planning and future efficacy of the Homeland Security Department consolidating its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in D.C.

Tags: Jeff Duncan , House , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , DHS , Coast Guard , federal buildings , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:22pm EST

What federal IT can learn from Inspector Clouseau

We often look at organizations and wonder why they are burdened with overhead not relevant to the current world in which we live. Often it is found to be the cures for past sins and overreactions to those sins says former federal exec Bob Woods.

Tags: Bob Woods , technology , commentary , information technology , IT sharing

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:35pm EST

Turnover in GSA's senior ranks continues

Dennis Papula, director for management and strategy in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, becomes the fifth senior executive to leave in the last week. He is moving to the Federal Trade Commission.

Tags: people , Dennis Papula , FTC , Bajinder Paul , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/13/2014, 10:54am EST

Reduced conference spending could save government $500M each year

Increased oversight and tighter controls have led to a nearly 90 percent drop in conference spending since 2010 at four agencies. The reductions could amount to $500 million in annual savings across the government.

Tags: oversight , conference spending , government waste , John Mica , IRS , VA , DoD , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 10:47am EST

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 , people , technology , Dan Tangherlini , Denise Turner Roth , AT&T , Atlantic Media , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 02:42pm EST

Transition to Networx telecom contract cost $395M more than planned

The Government Accountability Office found in a new report that the 33-month delay in moving to GSA's Networx contract from FTS2001 caused agencies to spend more money and miss out on potential savings.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GAO , telecommunications , Networx , NS2020 , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Senate Homeland Security and , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/07/2014, 12:50pm EST
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