Agency News: GSA


Tom Suder: Better ideas for BetterBuy

Suder's proposal for improving government procurement became the foundation for the General Services Administration's BetterBuy Project.

Jessica Milcetich

Jessica Milcetich: Putting social media to work for the public

Milcetich pioneered the use of social media in the Federal Citizen Information Center, including the use of a document-sharing site to make government publications more widely available.

Zachary Baldwin

Zachary Baldwin: Crunching data for data center consolidation

Baldwin developed a strategy for collecting and analyzing information on the federal government's existing data centers.

Junaid Shah

Junaid Shah: A heart of service for those on the front lines

Shah provided technical, contracting and project management support for the Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care program.

Robert Niewood

Robert S. Niewood: Making old things new again

Niewood retrofitted an old system with a standardized electronic contract file structure, which fostered the development of a paperless environment at GSA's Office of Assisted Acquisition Services.

Security worries still impede cloud computing

As GSA ramps up FedRAMP, security remains a concern in efforts to move government IT to the cloud, officials told a House subcommittee.

3 top priorities for E-Government Fund

David McClure, associate administrator at GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, listed the administration's top priorities for support from the shrinking E-Government Fund.

GSA wiki sets bad example

The General Services Administration is not doing enough to secure its public-facing wiki and social media sites against unauthorized access and security breaches, according to a new report.

GSA matches customer DNA to IT commodity program

Agencies are going to GSA to buy their commercial off-the-shelf products rather than developing custom-made solutions, so GSA is developing its own solution.

Are e-gov programs worth the cost?

High-profile federal transparency initiatives such as Data.gov are on the chopping block in Congress, under pressure to prove they provide real value.

GAO gives lukewarm review to Obama transparency initiatives

The Government Accountability Office did an audit of the $34 million Electronic Government Fund and found limited progress and incomplete metrics on several projects.

Status check: 25-point IT plan making a difference

Three federal agency IT leaders offer a snapshot of how the government's 25-point IT management plan is changing their operations.