The Office of Special Counsel urged the General Services Administration to follow recommendations and put stronger financial controls on the use of Acquisition Services Fund dollars.
Two months after the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation, the DATA Act is proving to not only be a source of financial accountability, but a beacon, platform, and self-help tool for managing government.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.
Open government advocates, industry, and agency officials are eagerly looking toward the May 9 implementation date for standardized federal spending information.
The National FOIA Portal will offer a one-stop-shop for people requesting information from any of the federal agencies, and will also serve as a guide for pointing requesters toward information that is already public — thus eliminating extra work for FOIA offices.
Hillary Hartley, the deputy executive director and creative director of GSA’s 18F organization, is leaving in early April, while former 18F co-founder Aaron Snow has found a new home.
How can agencies achieve greater innovation while navigating the inherent conflict between individual and organizational personality types that may work to limit innovation potential?
For more than 20 years we’ve had administrations keeping the pressure on moving government into the online age.
Rob Cook, the commissioner of Technology Transformation Service, said most, if not all, of the six recommendations GSA’s inspector general made in the recent critical report on the digital services organization were implemented.
Aaron Snow’s term at GSA is coming to an end and he announced plans to move to the private sector on Feb. 28.
The White House’s chief digital officer stepped down after only a month on the job. Sources familiar with the departure say Gerrit Lansing did not want to give up his ties to an online donation platform he helped start.
The General Services Administration’s Inspector General found the digital services group used unapproved software, put applications on the network without the proper authorizations and had an overall lack of management oversight or involvement that let 18F staff members basically do what they want.
Sources inside the General Services Administration say a town hall at the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) with two White House technology officials brought some reassurances and relief about the future of the organization, particularly 18F.
The 18F technology development group at the General Services Administration went from being a high flying bunch of whiz kids to money losing boondoggle hiring scores of people it couldn’t support. Tom VanAntwerp, director of IT for the Tax Foundation, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with why it might be premature to deep-six 18F.
David Shive, the General Services Administration’s chief information officer, is helping new Technology Transformation Service Commissioner Rob Cook adjust to the federal community while also refocusing on the agency’s IT priorities.