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Martha Johnson

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.

Woman, Three Grandchildren Gunned Down

AP | JAMES MACPHERSON | Posted 01.19.2013 | Crime

NEW TOWN, N.D. — A well-kept northwestern North Dakota home teemed with FBI investigators Monday as they tried to piece together evidence in the...

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.

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...

GSA Coming Under Scrutiny

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration investigator who revealed a wild agency spending spree said Monday he's investigating possible ...

Official To Remain Silent At Hearing Over Embattled Agency

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A General Services Administration executive will assert his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing next week into the agency'...

Embattled Agency Made Up ‘Jackass Award' to Justify Lavish Dinners

Roll Call | Jonathan Strong | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Officials at the General Services Administration invented fake awards as an excuse to hold taxpayer-funded dinner events at conferences, according to ...

Michael McAuliff

Darrell Issa Calls Hearing On GSA Las Vegas Spree | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, who have seized upon embarrassing reports that the federal General Services Administration blew $823,000 on a Las Vegas spl...

GSA Scandal Is a Window to the Way Washington Really Works

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Maybe it was the fact that the administrator was forced to resign and two employees were fired. Truth be told, a lot of administration heads should probably resign. These abuses are not unique to the Obama administration; they've gone on for decades.

Sam Stein

WATCH: GSA Conference Video Shows Armani Suits, Mega-Margaritas, Bubble Shows, Angry Clowns | Sam Stein | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Potentially problematic and certainly embarrassing video of the General Services Administration's infamous $820,000 Las Vegas conferenc...

Lavish Spending Scandal Sparks House Investigation

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two House committees said Thursday they are investigating wasteful spending by the General Services Administration, following an in...

Official Makes Rules For Gov't Conferences, Proceeds To Have Lavish Conference

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

An extravagant conference sponsored by U.S. taxpayers is costing some government officials their jobs. General Services Administration chief Marth...

Agency Head Resigns After Lavish Vegas Conference Expenses Revealed

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior government official resigned Monday after a report concluded her agency improperly paid for an "over-the-top" training ses...

Martha Johnson: GSA Chief Confirmed After 9 Month Senate Hold-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to confirm Martha N. Johnson as head of the General Services Administration, nearly 10 months after s...