Agency News: GSA

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.

OMB, GSA to reteach feds' printing behavior

Before agencies warm up their printers, officials also want them to understand the effects of printing.

Speak up: How can federal websites improve?

GSA launches public dialogue for ideas to make government sites better.

Agencies don't account for all program costs, experts say

Auditors at GAO found that several agencies with interagency contracts and those that help with acquisitions don’t carefully account for all the costs of their programs.

Next GSA networks chief will step into new telecom world

As Karl Krumbholz retires, the government is being hit by multiple forces that are shaping the transition to the future. His successor will have new frontiers to tame.

GSA's Karl Krumbholz announces retirement

In a blog post, he said GSA officials put him on a temporary assignment until the end of the year, and for now, Frank Tiller will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the agency's networks services program.

Not on Networx yet? Prepare to pay.

Time is almost up for agencies to get GSA reimbursement for Networx transitions.

Myths about mobile devices

Federal agencies considering mobile applications should avoid these common myths that might limit their potential, a GSA official said.

GSA aims to consolidate federal IT commodity buys

GSA officials propose creating as many as 10 blanket purchase agreements covering laptops, desktops and other popular IT products.

IG finds faults in acquisition workforce info system

The acquisition workforce information system is riddled with faults, forcing GSA and other agencies to take different approaches to understanding the makeup of their employees, a report states.

Agencies don't reward innovation, feds say

In a time when efficiency and effectiveness should be at a premium, federal employees don't believe their agencies reward innovation, according to a new survey.

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