General Services Administration (GSA) http://www.kunc.org en Man At Center Of Federal Agency's Las Vegas Scandal Leaves His Job http://www.kunc.org/post/man-center-federal-agencys-las-vegas-scandal-leaves-his-job Jeff Neely, the regional official at the General Services Administration who hosted <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/17/150809911/at-scandal-ridden-federal-agency-all-sorts-of-abuses" target="_blank">a 2010 taxpayer-funded conference in Las Vegas</a> that became a scandal as details about excessive spending, gifts and lavish parties were revealed, has left his job at the agency.<p>"GSA spokesman Adam Elkington would not say whether Neely resigned or was fired from the agency that is in charge of federal buildings and supplies," <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/25/1536724 Fri, 25 May 2012 14:51:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 27862 at http://www.kunc.org Man At Center Of Federal Agency's Las Vegas Scandal Leaves His Job GSA Chief Back On Hot Seat As Pundits Weigh Fed Scandals http://www.kunc.org/post/gsa-chief-back-hot-seat-pundits-weigh-fed-scandals Government Services Agency chief Dan Tangherlini was in for another uncomfortable day of grilling, this time in a less public venue than his earlier Capitol Hill hearings.<p>He is set to meet with "key lawmakers" today to discuss the scandal that has engulfed the GSA. To get a sense of what those legislators might say behind closed doors, you need only sample what they've said in the relative decorum of public hearings.<p>"What's next?" an exasperated Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked of GSA Inspector General Brian Miller, who has been investigating Tangherlini's agency. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25903 at http://www.kunc.org At Scandal-Ridden Federal Agency, All Sorts Of Abuses http://www.kunc.org/post/scandal-ridden-federal-agency-all-sorts-abuses How bad are things at the General Services Administration, where <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/04/16/150728786/key-players-in-federal-agencys-vegas-scandal-due-at-hearing" target="_blank">the scandal over extravagant spending</a> at a Las Vegas conference has led to resignations, firings and could end up with criminal charges for some officials?<p>"Every time we turned over a stone we found 50 more with all kinds of things crawling out," GSA Inspector General Brian Miller told a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee this morning, The Associated Press reports. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:04:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25791 at http://www.kunc.org Congressional Panels Probe Lavish GSA Spending http://www.kunc.org/post/congressional-panels-probe-lavish-gsa-spending Transcript <p>LYNN NEARY, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lynn Neary.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And I'm Steve Inskeep, good morning.<p>A conference in Las Vegas - high priced entertainment, fancy food, private parties, four-star resort suites. All of this may suggest to you the kind of corporate excesses that fell out of fashion a few years ago, but this had nothing to do with corporate excess. It was the United States government and the 2010 Vegas conference held by the General Services Administration, which cost $800,000 paid for by the taxpayers, of course. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 25766 at http://www.kunc.org House Investigator Issa Has Faced Allegations As Well http://www.kunc.org/post/house-investigator-issa-has-faced-allegations-well The man driving the investigation into the General Services Administration, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, took the top seat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after the GOP won a majority in 2010.<p>Issa has led several splashy investigations since. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:55:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 25750 at http://www.kunc.org House Investigator Issa Has Faced Allegations As Well