GSA Debacle Leads to Travel Ban

The General Services Administration has suspended all travel to external, private-sector conferences for the remainder of fiscal year 2012, which ends September 30. The move is part of the agency’s review of internal and external travel and meetings following its mismanaged $823,000 2010 Western Region Conference that was the subject of an investigation and congressional hearings.

While some exceptions to the travel ban are being made on a case-by-case basis, at least one

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