Agency News: GSA

House tightens controls on conference spending

The DATA Act digs deep into agencies’ conference spending with quarterly reports.

What happened in Vegas cost Johnson her job

Media reaction to Martha Johnson's departure from GSA ranged from savage to irreverent.

GSA's Oracle cancellation still a mystery

When parties can’t agree on aspects of a contract, experts say call it a day.

GSA kills Oracle contract

GSA cancels Oracle's Schedule 70 contract for IT services, but offers few details on why.

More senators take aim at conference spending

Several senators are advocating for reforms to agencies' annual spending on conferences, including proving that the conference advanced the ageny's mission.

Senator wants approvals for conference spending

Under a forthcoming bill, a senior agency official would have to give approval for any conference costing more than $200,000.

GSA takes budget control from regions

GSA's regions no longer have authority over their budgets, part of the battered agency's effort to recover from its recent scandal.

Meet the evangelists of interacting in gov 2.0 style

In an emerging 2.0 government, two officials at GSA took a chance on a new way to get government and industry to interact.

Issa scolds IG about slow reporting

Issa's oversight committee regularly receives updates from IGs, but not from GSA IG Miller regarding his investigation of the lavish Western Regions Conference.

Former GSA leader regrets scandal that 'besmirched' agency's good name

Martha Johnson, who stepped down as GSA head when a report revealed spending abuses at an agency conference, expressed her regrets to a House panel, while another official implicated in the affair invoked his fifth amendment rights.

GSA could get another congressional hearing on its calendar

Sen. Susan Collins joins the chorus demanding GSA officials appear at a hearing regarding the now-infamous Western Regions conference, but some observers say Congress has gone too far.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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