Longtime GSA Official Jim Russo Dies at 65

Colleagues remember a technical expert, a trusted collaborator and a caring friend.

GSA to Study Demographic Equity in Remote Identity Tech

The agency plans to test the accuracy of tools like facial recognition software across different demographic groups. 

After Years of Delays We May Soon Learn the Location for the New FBI Headquarters

The law enforcement agency will either be in Greenbelt, Md., Landover, Md., or Springfield, Va.

Most Agencies Plan to Cut Back on Office Leases and Square Footage in the Next 3 Years, Watchdog Finds

GSA should share insights as agencies plan for their post-pandemic real estate needs, GAO says.

The Biden Administration Moves to Make Unions More Accessible to Federal Contractors

This carries out a recommendation from the White House task force on worker organizing. 

GSA’s Dave Zvenyach to Exit Government

In his position leading the Technology Transformation Services, Zvenyach oversaw 18F and other key programs including the burgeoning identity shared service

Top GSA Buildings Official Talks About the Future of Federal Offices

“Right now, what I think the opportunity is is to have fewer buildings and better buildings,” the Public Buildings Service commissioner told lawmakers. 

Lawmakers Want to Know More About the Trump Hotel Sale

They are questioning the “premium” $375 million price for the lease acquisition. 

GSA Wants Feedback on DEIA in Construction and Design Initiatives

This furthers executive orders from President Biden and GSA’s equity action plan.

GSA Is Launching a New Tool to Simplify the Federal Buying Process

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Sonny Hashmi said the new buyer experience tool "was built using human-centered design to address pain points in the acquisition process."

GSA Adds Sustainability Criteria to Push For Greener IT Contracts

The General Service Administration’s new contracting language is one tool for the agency to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.  

GSA Announces a Four-Fold Increase in Contracting Opportunity Goals for Small Disadvantaged Businesses

As the administration continues its efforts to steer $100 billion in contracting opportunities to historically marginalized firms by 2025, the General Services Administration is unveiling how it plans to help make that objective a reality.

GSA’s Lease for the Trump Hotel is Under Scrutiny Again

Lawmakers are calling for the agency to consider terminating the lease after the Trump Organization’s accounting firm said it could no longer vouch for the company’s financial statements.

Information Sought on the ‘Future of Work’ for Feds 

The topics of inquiry align with the president’s management agenda. 

Lawmakers Propose Reforms Following ‘Flagrant Mismanagement’ of Trump Hotel Lease

Oversight of the lease has been the subject of controversy for years from lawmakers, government watchdogs and outside groups.