Dan Tangherlini

  • After Sandy, feds deploy all-hands-on-deck approach

    After superstorm Sandy, the government is putting all hands on deck response to the storm, providing on-the-ground assistance, federal funding and coordinating rescue and clean-up efforts.

  • GSA to hire new FAS Commissioner

    Steve Kempf will return after his medical leave as a senior adviser. GSA posted the commissioner’s job on USAJobs.gov on Monday.

  • Tangherlini sought details of GSA IG’s investigation tactics

    The acting administrator of GSA said he met with IG Brian Miller and David Shea after accusations the IG investigator’s tactics were overly aggressive in looking into the recent SmartPay Conference. Tangherlini also expects to receive suggestions on how the CIO reorganization would work, and how to go forward with the reduction of FAS fees in the coming weeks.

  • GSA praised for steps to reform culture, organization

    Senate lawmakers and the agency’s Inspector General say the strategy to reorganize the General Services Administration and make it more accountable is on the right track. Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said he will consolidate IT and HR across the agency, and reduce contracting fees charged by the Federal Acquisition Service.

  • GSA to centralize oversight of IT, HR after top-to-bottom review

    Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini will tell Senate lawmakers today about his plans to continue reforming the agency in the aftermath of the Western Regions Conference scandal. Along with consolidating CIO and human resources offices, Tangherlini wants the Federal Acquisition Service to reduce its fees. Federal News Radio has obtained an exclusive copy of Tangherlini’s testimony.

  • GSA picks DoD installations chief Robyn to head Public Buildings Service

    Dorothy Robyn, who for the last three years has overseen the Defense Department’s military facilities and buildings, has been named to head the General Services Administration’s embattled Public Buildings Service.

  • GSA expects $11M savings from travel, conference cuts

    The General Services Administration projects it will save $11 million from April to September from reforms to employee travel and agency conferences. Since April, GSA canceled 47 conferences.

  • ‘Hunt’ for cost-cutting ideas at GSA nets $5M in savings

    The General Services Administration announced it will five cost-saving ideas generated by GSA employees. The ideas will save the agency more than $5.53 million and include phasing out a redundant employee survey and changing the default settings on printers.

  • Lawmakers upset over new revelations of GSA spending

    Lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are upset over new disclosures about spending at the General Services Administration. Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.), the committee chairman, and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) held a press conference Thursday to reveal details from an internal GSA investigation that revealed one of the agency’s division spent more than $268,000 on a one-day November 2010 conference in Washington, D.C.

  • GSA freezes hiring, suspends most SES bonuses

    Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said GSA has at least 15 different bonus structures and there are questions about the agency’s award rates. He said 85 percent of all SES performance awards are on hold in through 2013. GSA also will not hire new employees until a top-to-bottom review of the agency’s organization is completed.