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Analysis: GSA's scandal pales in comparison to historical misdeeds

From Darleen Druyun to Jack Abramoff to wartime contracting, history shows the Public Buildings Service's lavish spending is small potatoes. Experts say the energy and time Congress has put into hearing on the GSA conference near Las Vegas could be better used to address bigger, most costly problems.

Tags: management , oversight , GSA , Paul Posner , GAO , George Mason University , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:45am EDT
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McCaskill bill would add new rules for agency conferences

The Accountability in Government Act would require agency leaders to sign off on any conference costing more than $200,000.

Tags: management , GSA , Claire McCaskill , oversight , Congress , Jason Miller , conference spending

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 06:00pm EDT

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 , Senate , Congress , Dick Durbin , Jerry Moran , Public Buildings Service , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Jeff Neely , conference spending

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

For feds, it's 'WTH?' time

With 24/7 coverage of alleged scandals at GSA, DoD and the Secret Service, many feds are wondering: "What next?" So what do you do if your agency suddenly finds itself in the spotlight?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , whistleblowers , federal employees

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 02:00am 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 , Jeff Neely , PBS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , spending scandal ,

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 , Jeff Neely , David Foley , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , Susan Brita , John Mica , Brian Miller , oversight , Jason Miller

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

On the show today - April 13

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Davis , Ron Buckhalt , John Alic , Agriculture Department , DoD , BioPreferred , biofuels , GSA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 01:42am EDT

Issa requests conference list from all agencies

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has broadened the scope of Congress' probe into the GSA conference scandal, requesting a list of all overnight conferences attended by more than 50 employees at 23 federal agencies and departments.

Tags: Congress , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , conference spending , Eric Holder , GSA

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

On the show today - April 10

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Catherine McMullen , OSC , Steve Morris , Small Business Administration , Tom Shoop , Government Executive magazine , Michael Gallagher , Marines , renewable energy , social media , GSA ,

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 01:35am EDT

GSA presses employees for vigilance against waste, fraud, abuse

In a letter to employees, Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini and IG Brian Miller asked employees to be more vigilant to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. They said one of the most troubling aspects of the PBS conference incident was no one reported it or took action to stop it.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , GSA , management , Jason Miller , oversight

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:59pm EDT
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