GSA

Lawmakers Look to Rekindle Efforts to Build a New FBI Headquarters 

A Senate appropriations bill for fiscal 2022 included a provision asking the bureau to move forward on plans in coordination with the General Services Administration. 

Observers Call on the Federal Government to Stop Doing Business With the Trump Organization 

The legal basis for a suspension is “clear cut,” said three signatories of a letter on Tuesday. 

Documents Raise ‘New and Troubling Questions’ on Trump Hotel Lease, Lawmakers Say 

House Democrats are asking GSA for more information following revelations on Friday. 

Watchdog: GSA Didn’t Always Follow Proper COVID-19 Procedures Early On

Agency says issues with delays in notification of positive cases and oversight of pandemic-related cleaning have been addressed.

WeWork and Other Co-Working Spaces to Be an Option for Feds 

GSA will issue guidance to agencies on how to take advantage of this first-ever contract. 

GSA Announces Fiscal 2022 Travel Per Diem Rates

The per diem for lodging will remain at fiscal 2021 levels next year, due to the downturn in hotel prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does the Trump Organization’s Indictment Mean Anything for the Company’s GSA Lease? 

Experts said the indictment prompts speculation about possible suspension or debarment from federal business, but were unsure if GSA would act. 

Agencies Could Play a Critical Role in Modernizing Transportation, Cutting Carbon Emissions

President Biden’s mandate for “lean and zero-emissions vehicles” in government fleets creates an important opportunity.

Biden Taps Former Missouri Secretary of State to Lead GSA 

Robin Carnahan also has previous leadership experience at the agency. 

GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’

Watchdog finds gaps in a program meant to protect personnel, facilities, operations and resources.

Rocky Presidential Transition Prompts Calls for Changes in the Law 

The delay in the formal start of the changeover, coronavirus pandemic and President Trump’s lawsuits all presented challenges. 

GSA Administrator Resigns

Emily Murphy was widely criticized for delaying the presidential transition. The agency also came under fire Friday for impeding the IG’s pandemic response investigations.