Tangherlini, acting head of GSA, says the over-the-top conference spending undermines of GSA's duty to save the government money.
IG's report of blatant overspending brings GSA officials to face lawmakers' questions at three congressional hearings.
GSA's money management comes under spotlight in the wake of the report that revealed frivolous spending at a 2010 conference.
Agencies and vendors need common definitions, performance metrics and security controls, say panelists at the FOSE 2012 conference.
Under new direction, the agency is canceling several events and reviewing its conference guidelines.
Federal agencies who want to get their feet wet with mobile might want to try buying a prototype for under $3,000, says a federal acquisition expert.
Federal executives find that the decision to migrate to the cloud is not so simple.
The resignation of GSA's administrator and ouster of two top officials puts attention on calls for fiscal responsibility.
Martha Johnson, two other top GSA officials, out as IG details extravagant spending and rules violations connected to Western Regions conference.
Government and industry execs discuss successful acquisition strategies in wake of shrinking budgets.
A shared services approach challenges longstanding ideas of how the government should be run, but is an effective option for reducing costs, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.
Government should follow the private sector's lead in making use of big data but focus on improving performance and efficiency "with less effort and pain," GSA's Dave McClure told a Washington audience.