In a Dec. 27 announcement , GSA says it plans to develop the Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee that will present the GSA with regular advice on ways to improve travel efficiency and effectiveness, reduce costs, develop a list of useable best practices and promote sustainability efforts.
A team that tests federal websites for usability says in a Dec. 28 blog post that they found four main problems in 2012. In 2012, the HowTo.gov team conducted 26 tests on federal websites, intranets and other services. Six managed to make improvements within 30 days of the test, the blog post says: Search.usa.gov, FedRAMP, NASA's mobile site, Regulations.gov, OMB Max and SAM.gov.
A Cary, N.C.-based small business has received the first Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program provisional cloud security authorization from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board, says a General Services Administration press release .
The Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies within the General Services Administration tells readers via its Mobile Gov blog to be aware of six basic technology and policy...
General Services Administration executives won't be subject to a daily need to reserve space in the GSA headquarters as it moves to a bullpen style workspace for most of its employees. Speaking at a Dec. 20 event on the redevelopment of Federal Triangle South, officials said GSA executives will not need to make office space reservations like average GSA employees and that recurring meetings will have space set aside for them.
Dan Tangherlini, acting administrator at the General Services Administration, spoke and took questions at a Dec. 20 event on the redevelopment of Federal Triangle South. The event was hosted by the District of Columbia Building Industry Association.
The General Services Administration announced Dec. 13 it has made blanket purchase agreements with 43 small businesses for information technology equipment such as tables, laptops and data center equipment.
General Services Administration rank and file employees slated to come back this spring to the agency's renovated headquarters building in downtown Washington, D.C., face the prospect of returning to a building void of assigned desks or workplaces. One decried the arrangement as creating an anonymous and depersonalized workplace, while another wondered where he'll be able to store physical objects such as papers.
"What we have found is that the role of APIs is not a fad," said Gray Brooks, senior API strategist at the General Services Administration, during a Nov. 27 webinar hosted by DigitalGov University. "It is actually very much the way that significant portions of the Internet are doing business now."
The General Services Administration has proposed passing the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building to a private developer in exchange for a new, consolidated FBI headquarters as part of its efforts to comply with President Obama's directive to shrink federal properties. The new facility would bring together as many as 11,000 FBI headquarter jobs.