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GSA emails: Initial response to lavish spending 'not even a slap on the wrist'

Internal emails from the General Services Administration show high-level agency officials were aware of a spending problem months before the scandal burst into public view. And as early as last summer, officials disagreed over how to reprimand the employees responsible for excessive spending at a 2010 regional training conference.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Bob Peck , Public Buildigns Service , Susan Brita , David Foley , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Martha Johnson , Stephen Leeds , Jack Moore

Friday - 04/13/2012, 02:55pm EDT

GSA official back to work after conference spending scandal

The number two at the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service is back at work after more than a month on administrative leave following an inspector general report that the agency spent $822,000 on a Las Vegas conference.

Tags: David Foley , GSA , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 01:40pm EDT

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 , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA

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

Cummings: Agencies need oversight but not fed bashing

Embattled GSA official Jeff Neely ran his region like a "fiefdom" and was the agencies "weakest link," Congressman Elijah Cummings told In Depth on Thursday. And while he supports investigating conference practices government-wide, that isn't an excuse for fed bashing, he said.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , Elijah Cummings , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , conference spending , Susan Brita

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:01pm EDT
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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 , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , conference spending

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

GSA officials face tough questions, more investigations underway

Inspector General Brian Miller testified Monday that GSA's Region 9 remains under further investigation for potential bribery and kickbacks. Martha Johnson, the former chief of the General Services Administration, was hammered by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee over what she knew about a 2010 Las Vegas conference and when she knew it. Johnson resigned her post after an inspector general report detailed excessive spending at the $822,000 event.

Tags: GSA , PBS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , spending scandal , Shakeup at GSA

Monday - 04/16/2012, 04:27pm EDT
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Former GSA officials to appear before House committee, but not expected to say much

Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenas Jeff Neely, PBS region 9 commissioner, to appear. Along with Neely, PBS Deputy Commissioner David Foley and former Administrator Martha Johnson are on the witness list. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also is expected to hear from GSA Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, CFO Alison Doone and event planner Lisa Daniels.

Tags: management , GSA , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Environment and Public Works Commitee , Congress , House , Senate , David Foley , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/16/2012, 06:00am EDT