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A Rare Look at the New U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Jared Green | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Jared Green

GSA ended up creating the second largest green roof in the U.S. at 550,000 square feet, and the third largest in the world. It's so big that a deer actually grazed on the roof, not realizing it was on one.

Alexander Howard

White House Mandates HTTPS By Default For Federal Websites | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology

Massive data breaches and identity theft show that security and privacy are intrinsically linked online. President Barack Obama's chief informatio...

Gerry Smith

Uncle Sam Wants Coders To Leave Silicon Valley For D.C. | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.27.2014 | Technology

President Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of in the Rose Garden. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Washingto...

The litany of woes for government HR

Tom Fox | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal HR community faces a litany of woes: limits placed on new hiring, inflexible hiring procedures that often discourage or rule out high-qual...

Governments as Partners in Innovation

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Seeks To Restore Crumbling Federal Buildings | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the IRS building in Chamblee, Ga., much of the parking lot sits roped off and neglected, with structural deficiencies making it unsaf...

The U.S. Government Uses Sweatshops, Too

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Michelle Chen

While consumers may have been shocked to learn of The Gap or Benetton's latest designs strewn amid the wreckage of "death trap" factories, they might have missed another bit of debris: the label of the U.S. government.

On My Watch, Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience

Stephenie Foster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stephenie Foster

In April 2012, Martha Johnson resigned in a very public way from her Senate-confirmed position as Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration. But her new book, On My Watch, isn't a Washington tell-all.

More 'Embarrassing' Revelations Emerge On Embattled Agency

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative watchdog group released a half dozen movie parody videos and comedy skits Tuesday by the General Services Administra...

WATCH: EPA Finds Secret Man Caves At Warehouse

Posted 06.11.2013 | Weird News

The Environmental Protection Agency has cleaned up a lot of messes, but this one is like no other. A 70,000-square-foot warehouse operated by EPA c...

Obama Trying To Make Key Figure Permanent In Wake Of Scandals

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will nominate Dan Tangherlini to run the General Services Administration, the agency in...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers In For Newfangled Surprises | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials said they hope a renovated building at 18th and F streets Northwest in downtown Washington will embody a new streamlin...

End Days For Hoover Building?

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Just six blocks from the White House, the FBI's hulking headquarters overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue has long been the government b...

Report: Agency That Held Lavish Conferences Paid $44 Million In Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

A government agency with a reputation for financial irresponsibility doesn't appear to have paid $13 million in bonuses to its employees last year, as...

Michael McAuliff

RNC Mocks Government Conference Cap Backed By Republicans | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee mocked an Obama administration plan to cap the costs of government conferences Monday, even though Rep...

George W. Bush's Shocking Requests

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

George W. Bush is slated to receive $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars for fiscal year 2013, including $85,000 in phone costs and $26,000 in printing co...

The Real Meaning of the GSA Scandal

J.H. Snider | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
J.H. Snider

What accounts for the different treatment? Why is a million dollars of waste at the GSA a scandal but not tens of billions of dollars at the FCC-NTIA? I believe public ignorance and apathy are the immediate cause of blame.

GSA Offered Unusual Deal To Contractors

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It was a curious offer to contractors from a government agency: We'll give you a tax deduction for making federal buildings more en...

House Takes Action After GSA Scandal

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outraged by lavish government conferences on the taxpayers' tab, the House easily approved a measure Wednesday to impose tough limits on...

Mitt Romney: Obama's 'Elaborate Vacations' Set Example For GSA

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said on Thursday that President Barack Obama is partially to blame for a recent scandal over excessive spending at the General Services Ad...

Fraud, Abuse in Small Business Contracting Programs Needs to End Now

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One of the most important problems raised by recent news of the General Services Administration's (GSA) trip to Las Vegas on the taxpayer's dime is the abuse of federal small business contracting programs.

Michael McAuliff

Darrell Issa's Flipside On Scandalized GSA Commemorative Coin | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa may be worked up over commemorative coins minted for the General Services Administration...

GSA Hearings Take New Turn

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration's internal watchdog said Wednesday that employees are heeding his call to report wrongdoing and...

'Scared To Pee' -- Federal Workers Talk About Exploding Toilet

Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News

There was a lot of potty talk by government workers after toilets exploded in a federal building last year, sending one woman to the hospital. "I...

Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Vegas Conference Sparks Hearings

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The main figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal took trips to Hawaii, Napa Valley and the South Pacific islan...