General Services Administration

  • 2018 the year of Multiple Award Schedules, what will 2019 bring?

    The General Services Administration has taken a series of steps to streamline the Multiple Award Schedule processes and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the MAS program.

  • Senate Dems lay out shutdown possibilities

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate Democrats said more than 300,000 federal employees will be furloughed if Congress can’t come to a deal on seven remaining appropriation bills.

  • New report highlights Air Force mistakes in mass shooter’s background check

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department’s Inspector General says the Air Force missed certain steps that could have prevented last year’s mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

  • Opportunity for addressing fundamental questions surrounding e-commerce

    The Coalition for Government Procurement supports GSA’s decision to hold an e-commerce industry day next week to discuss the future of the Multiple Award Schedule and 2018 defense authorization’s Section 846.

  • IG: Still more OPM can do to improve cybersecurity standards

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general assesses what the agency has done to improve its cybersecurity controls since the 2014 data breach.

  • GSA sees ‘huge opportunity’ to drive down leased office space over next 5 years

    Dan Mathews, the commissioner of GSA’s Public Building Service, said Tuesday that the agency will focus the bulk of its attention in the coming years on right-sizing about 1,100  leases that make up the “vast majority of the money.”

  • Wilkie says Congress won’t go along with VA budget cuts

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Willkie said he is not concerned his agency will be impacted by President Donald Trump’s request that agencies trim their budgets by 5 percent in 2020.

  • Government efficiency: a conversation with GSA’s Emily Murphy

    What are U.S. General Services Administration’s key strategic priorities? How is GSA making government more effective and efficient? What is GSA doing to promote smarter management, buying, and use of technology across the federal government? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Emily Murphy, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration.

  • GSA, House lawmakers renew clash over Trump’s role in FBI headquarters plans

    Five Democratic House lawmakers, citing newly released emails between agency officials, claim President Donald Trump played a significant role in the General Services Administration’s decision last year to keep the FBI headquarters in Washington — a claim that GSA disputes.

  • It’s OK to take the long way

    On this episode of Women of Washington, Gigi Schumm welcomed Vicky Niblett, deputy assistant commissioner within the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service. In this role, she provides management and oversight of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE).