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Gsa Scandal

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...

GSA 'First Fridays': A Lesson on Speeding Up Problem-Solving in Government Agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Known as the "First Fridays Product Testing Program," the GSA asks three recruited participants to perform 35 minutes of tasks on an agency test website.

How to Avoid Negative Headlines and Stay Out of Trouble

Tom Fox | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

No one sets out to get in trouble, but they end up there nonetheless. If you're interested in avoiding negative public attention and keeping your neck off the chopping block, here are some rules for federal leaders to live by.

Executive Behind Lavish Conference Leaves Agency

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The General Services Administration executive who was responsible for a lavish, $823,000 conference in Las Vegas is no longer with the G...

GOP Senators Slam Judges For 'Island Paradise' Trip

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' upcoming conference on a Hawaiian island soun...

Executive Branch Agencies Should Live by Their Own Standards

Patricia Harned | Posted 07.09.2012 | DC
Patricia Harned

This week is Public Service Recognition Week: a time to honor the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. But lately, the feeding frenzy surrounding scandals by federal employees will not go away.

Agency Wants 'Magic Tricks' To Disappear

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to tra...

The 2012 GSA Conference Video

Tim Young | Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy
Tim Young

Just when you thought you had heard enough about GSA's overspending, this video appears...

New Ethics Rules: Bah, Humbug!

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

The size and scope of government means scandals like those at GSA and The Secret Service are inevitable. Simply making more rules won't end scandals -- that's impossible -- but may make government even less efficient.

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...

Dan Froomkin

Congress Focuses On Little Scandals As Big Ones Get Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This city loves a scandal -- as long as it's just the right size. Not too small. But also not too big. While official Washington rema...

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...

Three Scandals Add Up To Trouble

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It isn't Mitt Romney who's giving Barack Obama fits as the president pivots to re-election mode. It's those federal bureaucrats car...

GOP Senator Blames Obama For Scandals

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Southern Republican is raising questions about whether President Barack Obama is capably leading the government. Sen. Jeff Sessi...

WATCH: Stewart Blasts GSA Spending

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 04.19.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart was concerned when, in early April, the General Services Administration found themselves in hot water after holding a luxurious Las Vegas ...

Lucia Graves

GSA Hearings An Attempt To Label Obama 'Big Spender,' GOP Lawmaker Admits

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Republican lawmakers sought to tie the White House to the General Services Administration scandal, Rep. John Mica (R) on Tuesday c...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 ...

Obama Administration Pushes New Initiative Amid Scandal

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it is saving taxpayers billions of dollars in improper payments to vendors and contractors, the result of ...