The General Services Administration claims it saved $200 million on purchases of common offices supplies through its Office Supplies Second Generation program, a June 21 GSA statement says. Through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, GSA has awarded fifteen Blanket Purchase Agreements for OS2, the statement says.
The Commerce Department plans to utilize a the blanket purchase agreement recently signed by the General Services Administration to acquire wireless services. "The one area where we had been holding back and waiting for GSA is in the area of mobile phones and mobile plans," said Commerce Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman.
Dan Tangherlini encountered no apparent opposition to his nomination to head the General Services Administration during his Senate confirmation hearing June 18. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he would vote to confirm Tangherlini, whom President Obama nominated for GSA administrator in May.
The General Services Administration could soon allow agencies to register personnel for their identification cards from a smartphone or tablet. The agency issued a request for information June 5 on the viability of offering its identity management services in a mobile-friendly format.
"Before hands hit keyboards or anyone started writing any code, I think a number of people on our development team started thinking ahead to maintainability issues," said Bryan Hirsch, new media technologies tech lead in the Executive Office of the President.
The Trump Organization and the General Services Administration agreed to a 60-year lease where Trump will spend $200 million redeveloping the Old Post Office into a hotel, a GSA agreement says. The deal was made in accordance with the 2008 Old Post Office Building Redevelopment Act, but Congress has 30 days to review the deal and finalize it.
An Environmental Protection Agency warehouse in Landover, Md. contained hidden rooms with televisions, couches and exercise equipment, a May 31 EPA inspector general report (.pdf) says. Contractors...
As agencies look to make more of their services available through mobile devices, the General Services Administration says it's on hand to walk them through the entire mobile development lifecycle. The new mobile development program is anchored by GSA's recently- launched website, which was a requirement under the Digital Government Strategy, said GSA Mobile Programs Manager Jacob Parcell during a May 30 webinar.
Federal Acquisition Service management overrode contracting officers and pressured them to extend or award contracts based on complaints from contractors, a June 4 General Services Administration office of inspector general report (.pdf) says.
The General Services Administration and the Government Accountability Office will lose two managers to other agencies. Kathleen Turco will become the chief financial officer for the Veterans Affairs...