Frivolous Spending Spree Exposes GSA Contracting Woes

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A scathing watchdog report on U.S. General Services Administration spending at an extravagant Las Vegas training conference has already cost the agency's head her job, but uprooting the careless procurement culture revealed in the report will require more than a change in leadership, observers say.

GSA Administrator Martha N. Johnson resigned Monday, when GSA Inspector General Brian Miller reported that GSA officials ignored cost-saving suggestions and failed to follow federal procurement rules when organizing an $830,000 conference for 300 employees of the Public Buildings Service's western regions. GSA...
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