Agency News: GSA

Acquisition officials share tips on communication, transparency

Federal acquisition professionals shared tips for improving communications between program managers and contracting officials at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit.

GSA's Mary Davie urges 'doing things differently' in acquisition

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the General Services Administration, addressed a conference room full of federal procurement employees at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit.

Agencies get access to Xtranormal cartoon video-maker app

The General Services Administration has added the Xtranormal video-maker to list as the latest available application to federal Web managers.

Federal IT spending predicted to rise despite budget crunch

Market research firm Input estimates annual federal IT budget will rise 5 percent annually despite proposed freeze in discretionary spending.

Agencies update progress on transparency plans

Federal agencies are publishing charts, graphics and progress reports on their open government efforts.

HHS spent $1.6B on advisory committees over 10 years

The Health and Human Services Department was by far the highest spender on federal advisory committees, accounting for about half the total federal spending on such committees for 2001 to 2010, according to a new GSA website.

Half of funding for, IT Dashboard restored in latest CR

House GOP lawmakers are proposing a 50 percent cut in open government initiatives including and the IT Dashboard.

GSA to change Alliant past-performance review policy

The General Services Administration hasn't reviewed contractors' performances on work done through the agency's major IT governmentwide contract, as required and they had planned, IG says.

GSA starts first federal blog on Tumblr platform

The General Services Administration is the first federal agency to create a blog on Tumblr, a popular site for blogging and "re-blogging."

Feds stay home in droves for Telework Week

More than 34,000 federal employees participated in National Telework Week, 10 percent of them first-time teleworkers. What did they gain?

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