Agency News: GSA


Danny Werfel of OMB and Cynthia Metzler of GSA - photo from flickr.com/photos/oversight/

GSA's conference reforms bear fruit

Policy changes after revelations of a lavish Las Vegas conference have led to significant savings, officials testify.

Sample terms of service agreement from Facebook

Why you really should read those terms of service

GSA's new agreement with Pinterest is the latest attempt to ensure agencies' social outreach do not conflict with federal law.

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Looking past November to chart GSA’s future

Changes in the contracting landscape over the years suggest a series of questions the General Services Administration’s leaders should be addressing, writes consultant Frank McDonough.

GSA agrees to speed up system patches

GSA failed to comply with its own patching guidelines in three of the four systems examined, IG finds.

GSA stands by cloud migration numbers

Despite recent criticism from the agency's inspector general, GSA officials believe their estimates of savings from a cloud migration are on target.

GSA cloud transition questioned in audit report

Has GSA made progress in moving the agency from Lotus Notes to the cloud? According to the Inspector General, it's hard to tell from the agency's performance measures.

The top 50 Schedule 70 contractors

The General Service Administration's Schedule 70 contracts offer agencies an easy route to acquire IT-related products and services, and many vendors and contractors do a brisk business using it. Here are the top 50.

FAS commissioner position is open

In a shuffling of positions, Steve Kempf will return from medical leave to a new job within GSA, and the agency seeks a new leader for its acquisition service.

GSA's SAM continues to frustrate its users

One system frustrates an entire community of federal agencies and government contractors.

Tangherlini to centralize GSA's IT, people management

GSA's CIO could gain considerable new influence under restructuring plan, acting administrator tells Senate panel.

GSA may lower some contract surcharges for agencies

With a surplus on hand in the GSA Schedules program, the time may be ripe for restructuring the fees, according to GSA's leader.

Do small-business preferences make the grade?

Agencies labor mightily to hit small-business contracting targets, but the emphasis on score cards overshadows some larger questions about set-asides.

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