1. About GSA

    The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government wide cost-minimizing policies, among other management tasks. Its stated mission is to "help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services and management policies."

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    1. The Las Vegas conference was the tip of the iceberg, and every new example demonstrates the mind-boggling culture of waste and blatant disregard for the taxpayers' money within GSA.
      In Society of Government Meeting Professionals Responds to GSA Incident
    2. While we hope that those individuals and organizations that played a role in the recent GSA scandal are brought to justice, we also hope that there aren't penalties from this for the many government entities that play by the rules.
      In National Conference Center Enters GSA Debate
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    2. Get Ready to Rally for Meetings

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 24 2015)

      ...gy with the MMBC and NAMID is to provide an insurance policy against the next challenge we will face—the next GSA “muffin-gate” scandal. Just this month, our industry drew criticism from Michael Wolff at USAToday.com wh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA

    3. The National Conference Center Hosts Inaugural Customer Advisory Board

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Dec 17 2014)

      The National Conference Center Hosts Inaugural Customer Advisory Board ...ed 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National was recently acquired by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and St... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ISES   GSA   National Conference Center

    4. The National Conference Center Hires Kelli S. Mueller as Director of Conference Planning

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Sep 10 2014)

      The National Conference Center Hires Kelli S. Mueller as Director of Conference Planning ...ed 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. NCC was recently acquired by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ISES   GSA   National Conference Center

    5. The National Conference Center Names Geoff Lawson as VP and GM

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Aug 27 2014)

      The National Conference Center Names Geoff Lawson as VP and GM ...ed 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. NCC was recently acquired by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ISES   IACC   Dolce Hotels

    6. GSA updates its fiscal 2015 per diems

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Aug 21 2014)

      ...ew per diems. The rates have been a bit of a hot issue in the planning industry in recent years. In 2013, the GSA considered using a methodology that would have excluded top-tier hotels, meaning lower per-diem rates in m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA

    7. GSA updates fiscal 2015 per diems

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Aug 19 2014)

      ...ew per diems. The rates have been a bit of a hot issue in the planning industry in recent years. In 2013, the GSA considered using a methodology that would have excluded top-tier hotels, meaning lower per-diem rates in m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA

    8. Senate Committee Examines Government Meetings - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jan 18 2014)

      ...ing another blow-out conference costing millions of dollars?" he asked Tangherlini of the GSA, referring to a GSA conference held in Las Vegas in 2010, at a cost of $822,000. According to Cobert of the OMB, agencies red... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   interior   GSA

    9. Hot Issues for Incentive and Meeting Planners in 2014 - BizBash

      Explore BizBash Media (Dec 11 2013)

      Hot Issues for Incentive and Meeting Planners in 2014 - BizBash ... respond to political scrutiny like the fallout from the conferences held by the Internal Revenue Service and General Services Administration. The Meetings Mean Business Coalition, a public relations effort from several ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA

    10. Hot Issues for Incentive and Meeting Planners in 2014

      Explore BizBash Media (Dec 10 2013)

      Hot Issues for Incentive and Meeting Planners in 2014 ... respond to political scrutiny like the fallout from the conferences held by the Internal Revenue Service and General Services Administration. The Meetings Mean Business Coalition, a public relations effort from several ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA

    11. Conferences Canceled by the Shutdown

      Explore Corporate Event Planning (Oct 10 2013)

      Conferences Canceled by the Shutdown ... government employees to attend conferences—something that has been repeatedly proposed in Congress since the GSA scandal—might mean for the meetings industry. Here’s hoping it never comes to that, although counting on p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Walter E. Washington Convention Center   Miami Herald   GSA

    12. GSA Releases 2014 Per Diem Rates, Eliminates Conference Lodging Allowance

      Explore Successful Meetings (Sep 3 2013)

      ...nding a conference than they do on a typical business trip, according to the General Services Administration (GSA). “In FY 2014, the federal government will save an estimated $10 million by eliminating the Conference ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA   American Hotel & Lodging Association   Office of Management and Budget

    13. House Passes Legislation Limiting Federal Spending on Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 1 2013)

      ...lines issued last year by President Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in response to the General Services Administration (GSA) scandal of 2012. For instance, it: • Requires federal agencies to post... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   GSA   American Hotel & Lodging Association   Office of Management and Budget

    14. Industry Advocacy Campaigns Launching on Several Fronts

      Explore Meetings Net (Jul 1 2013)

      Industry Advocacy Campaigns Launching on Several Fronts ...creating guidelines for government employees to continue to attend . That was in the aftermath of last year’s General Services Administration scandal. “In my opinion, the messaging is still missing,” said Sexton, who add... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicago   RFP   PCMA

    15. Guest Column: What the Meetings Industry Needs to Tell the U.S. Treasury

      Explore BizBash Media (Jun 14 2013)

      Guest Column: What the Meetings Industry Needs to Tell the U.S. Treasury ...zes in interactive meeting design. It seems like only yesterday that the meetings industry was abuzz with the General Services Administration meeting scandal, and now we’re experiencing déjà vu as we watch the I.R.S. ans... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Connecticut   GSA

    16. May 15, 2013: Vegas Wants Federal Conferences Back, Google Develops Competitor to Spotify, Why Food Fests Are so Popular

      Explore BizBash Media (May 15 2013)

      ...s are moving to more expensive venu 1. LAS VEGAS WANTS FEDERAL CONFERENCES BACK: After the embarrassment of a General Services Administration conference that seemed over the top, some federal agencies formally banned bus... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   Las Vegas   Orlando

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