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GSA wins sustainable building awards

Agency says these awards are recognition of its commitment to greening the government. GSA also using Recovery Act funding to install solar panels at federal facilities nationwide.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , J. David Hood , GSA , State , Building Owners and Managers Association , Green government , energy efficiency , sustainability , Rachel Stevens

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:52pm EDT

GSA leases new space to begin modernization

New building construction to begin in 2011. GSA to move 1,200 employees into temporary space as it makes its new building a model across government.

Tags: management , GSA , Green building

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 05:58pm EST

OMB: Agencies should 'accelerate' spending on remaining stimulus funds

The Office of Management and Budget is directing federal agencies to "accelerate" spending on the 15 percent of Recovery Act dollars that remain unused in a bid to boost the economy, according to a memo from OMB Director Jack Lew.

Tags: OMB , management , stimulus , Jack Lew

Monday - 09/19/2011, 07:49am EDT

Is America living up to infrastructure promises?

Janet Kavinoky of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave Federal News Radio a preview of its updated transportation infrastructure report. The revamped index will be released next week at a conference keynoted by retired U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm.Thad Allen.

Tags: Chamber of Commerce , janet kavinoky , Thad Allen , infrastructure , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:55pm EDT

GAO examines Recovery Act contract award process

How much of Recovery Act funds have actually been competed for? GAO looked at the issue

Tags: DorobekInsider , GAO , John Needham ,

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 06:55pm EDT

Column: GSA likes its standing as a leader in green

The agency seeks to improve the government's energy efficiency through internal and external initiatives. GSA is leading the effort to modernize federal buildings as well as provide customer agencies with sustainable products and services. Read an op-ed by Stephen Leeds, the General Services Administration's senior counselor to the administrator.

Tags: Green government , Greening of Government: buildings , Stephen Leeds , GSA ,

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 01:53pm EDT

Rep. Frank Wolf: short answers to big questions

Wolf weighs in on reporting guidelines, the Defense budget, and relations with Cuba.

Tags: newsstand , Frank Wolf , defense budget , Cuba

Thursday - 04/09/2009, 02:05pm EDT

Justice offers tips for transitioning to the cloud

When the Recovery Act passed, the Justice Department knew it would need to upgrade its IT infrastructure to keep up with the demand that was about to be placed on its systems. “We knew we could not support the transactions that would hit us, so we had to look at a solution,” said Angel Santa, [...]

Tags: Angel Santa , cloud computing , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Justice ,

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 07:13pm EST

Part 4: SBA's contracting practices under close scrutiny

In part 4 of Federal News Radio's investigative series "Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA," allegations of cronyism and conflict of interest in the acquisition process arise. Over the past year, lawmakers and auditors have raised concerns about the agency's acquisition practices. SBA officials deny the accusations and say they are strengthening their acquisition processes.

Tags: management , Contracting , Ethel Matthews , Jonathan Swain , Karen Mills , Olympia Snowe , Nydia Velazquez , Eileen Harrington , Sara Lipscomb , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Senate Small Business Committee , FTC , Bill Shook , Rosemarie Straight , Tom Wimer , KnowledgeBank , McKinsey and Company , conflict of interest , whistleblower retaliation , Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:20am EST
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