GSA's regional headquarters plans to move there, as do an Army Corps of Engineers district office and a Customs and Border Protection field office.
The General Services Administration plans to reduce costs of agency office supply purchasing by including businesses that don't have a GSA Multiple Award Schedule, among other changes to its current strategic sourcing plan, a Dec. 2 GSA statement says.
Federal agencies reported $3.8 billion in cost savings related to real property in recent years, but their decisions about what counted as savings were inconsistent and sometimes dubious, the Government Accountability Office says.
The Defense Department and General Services Administration overstated their use of consolidated contracts because they weren't properly reported to the Federal Procurement Data System, a Nov. 26 Government Accountability report says. In a consolidated contract consolidation, an agency combines two or more contract requirements that were previously under separate contracts.
The General Services Administration released a request for quotation (.docx) for its SmartBUY Large Publisher program, which the agency says will allow the government to save 15-20 percent off of commercial prices for Microsoft software.
A plan to exchange federal buildings for new facilities without direct approval from Congress drew resistance from a key lawmaker Nov. 19. The General Services Administration has proposed exchanging five outdated federal buildings collectively known as Federal Triangle South in the southwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.
The new FBI headquarters will require about 50 acres of land in close proximity to a Metro station and the Capital Beltway, the General Services Administration says.
A Twitter account's number of followers does not tend to correlate strongly with the degree of public engagement, said Jed Sundwall, a consultant who helped develop the federal social media registry and the USA.gov social media presence.
Implementing the federal information technology reform bill proposed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) would cost $145 million over five years, estimates the Congressional Budget Office.
The General Services Administration plans to experiment with car-sharing services as it considers whether the model suits the government's needs. In a request for information issued Nov. 5, GSA says that car-sharing may be more cost-effective than renting, leasing or purchasing when agencies only need vehicles intermittently.