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 The General Services Administration has proposed exchanging five outdated federal buildings collectively known as Federal Triangle South in the southwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.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.
Efforts throughout government to cut the cost of federal data centers continue to grind along, with the General Services Administration and the Defense Information Systems Agency recently announcing separate progress. The Homeland Security Department also published a Sept. 30 request for information that said the department plans to transition from a data center model where it pays for data centers by the square foot to an "as-a-service" model where it pays for use.
Agencies should not develop their own green building certification systems, a General Services Administration review has concluded. Instead, GSA recommends that they use either the Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system, better known as LEED, or the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes system.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Federal adoption of commercial cloud computing complicates efforts to secure network perimeters because "neither agencies nor their cloud service providers understand...
General Services Administration could save money by owning rather than leasing high value spaces, but the agency hasn't provided the evaluations necessary to justify buying property, a recently released Sept. 19 Government Accountability Office report says.