GSA Tries To Recover From Conference Spending Scandal

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Still feeling the heat from a now-infamous Las Vegas training conference that led to the resignation of several officials, the U.S. General Services Administration tried to put its spendthrift reputation firmly behind it in Wednesday testimony before the Senate, detailing recent reforms of spending and contracting practices.

The 2010 Western Regions conference, detailed in an April report by GSA inspector General Brian Miller, showed an agency that had broken nearly every procurement rule in the book, from using a sole-source contract to choose a hotel for...
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