President Obama nominated Acting General Services Administration head Dan Tangherlini to be the permanent administrator, Obama said in a May 22 statement . Tangherlini had held the role of acting administrator since April 2012.
Federal agencies can now replace aging vehicles with new hybrid electric sedans, and the General Services Administration will fund the difference in cost, the agency announced April 22.
In the past year, GSA canceled 39 conferences, avoiding more than $10 million in associated costs, he said. "I'm worried, though, that we're going to lose a year of training," he added, because the agency canceled useful conferences where GSA employees would have gone to update their skills and knowledge.
General Service Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini says he already uses a bullpen-style office and will continue to do so when he moves to the refurbished headquarters building. He said the long-term goal for GSA's bullpen layout is to increase its efficient use of space, which he said should increase productivity and help drive down service costs.
General Service Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini spoke March 5 during the Federal Managers Association's national convention in Washington, D.C., about the agency's use of a bullpen office layout and his hopes for increased productivity as a result.
The General Services Administration announced Feb. 19 it will consolidate all information technology personnel, budgets and systems under the authority of its chief information officer.
Thomas Sharpe has been named the head of the Federal Acquisition Services at the General Services Administration by acting administer Dan Tangherlini. Sharpe will oversee the acquisition and provision of more than $55 billion in products, services and solutions for federal agencies, said the agency.
Officials from the General Services Administration and the FBI held an industry day Jan. 17 to discuss options to exchange the FBI's Hoover Building for a new development that would house more of bureau's personnel in a new location. The agency has submitted a request for information asking for input about the potential value of the Hoover Building and where best the FBI could be served.
Two likely areas of consolidated federal agency purchasing are janitorial and sanitation supplies, and maintenance, repair, and operations supplies; Tangherlini said teams have already formed and met to look at how spending in those areas could be consolidated. Other areas of targeted consolidation include wireless services and software , he added.
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.