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Is the GSA Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Cincinnatus Redux Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 12:14 PM
I spent 20 years working for the feds, including numerous meetings with Mr. Neeley. What happened at GSA should come as no surprise, but the bureaucratic response will be all wrong. The problems with GSA are not the optics of hot tubs or humorous videos by younger staff, but the total disconnect of federal agencies from their citizens. In the coming weeks, memos will fly out of Washington banning spouses on business trips, conferences in Las Vegas and intern videos, but nothing about why does GSA exist. For example, does GSA obtain office space for the government at a lower cost than the private sector? Hint: It doesn't. That one question is worth billions, not a few hundred thousand dollars.
scott s. Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 6:41 PM
Well, its so much easier to pontificate than to look at missions and requirements.

This week’s hearings on the General Services Administration (GSA) spending scandal may be ruffling some feathers, but regardless of how the event is painted by either side, the truth is that we have yet another case of severe tax-dollar waste within an administration, who, time after time, has lauded transparency and accountability. This particular GSA atrocity was concealed for over a year. Can we help but wonder about similar instances of excess that fly under the OIG radar at other agencies?

This is why Cause of Action wrote letters to 32 federal agency offices demanding information on their spending on...