The General Services Administration announced four long-time members of the OASIS professional services program are moving to FedSIM. The decision caught industry off guard and created concerns about the long-term health of the $4 billion multiple award contract.
Chris Lu, former deputy secretary for Labor, says the department also had its search for new headquarters canceled. And Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration administrator, said a discussion about federal capital investments needs to be had.
The new commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service endorses a controversial House proposal that would enlist online commercial marketplaces like Amazon to let the government buy commercial goods.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Susan Shinkman, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Enforcement, says she will be retiring by the end of the summer.
GSA’s Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s IT category management, said his agency is very close to awarding the milestone contract.
The Veterans Affairs Department spends too much money on bricks and mortar and not enough on its own doctors and nurses, former VA Secretary Anthony Principi told Congress. Some lawmakers are once again calling for a full review of VA capital assets, which span encompass more than 6,000 owned buildings and 1,500 leased facilities and span more than 170 million square feet.
Officials in two states and the District of Columbia are scratching their heads over how the new FBI headquarters project, after 10 years of planning, could fall through. But construction officials at the General Services Administration felt they had no other choice once Congress failed to come through with enough money to proceed. Former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the long-term implications.
General Services Administration acting Administrator Tim Horne told a congressional subcommittee the FBI headquarters project is cancelled, but not completely out of the running. Horne said the Trump Organization is in full compliance when it comes to the Old Post Office lease.
After the collapse of the FBI headquarters project, will some sort of sanity or regulation ever come to federal construction?
The government abandoned its current plan to replace the FBI’s Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters, leaving employees in the deteriorating J. Edgar Hoover Building for the foreseeable future.
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.
How does the government acquire IT products and services and where does GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services fit in? Find out this week when AAS Assistant Commissioner Tom Howder and FEDSIM Director Chris Hamm join host Mark Amtower of Amtower Off Center. July 3, 2017
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.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee stayed quiet on federal pay in its 2018 bill. Without action from Congress, federal civilian employees would receive a 1.9 percent raise next fiscal year. The appropriations bill also includes significant spending cuts to key priorities at the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management.
Decline in congressional support agency staff over time leaves legislators with less capacity to make informed decisions.