GSA's "Wasteful" Conference Spending Leads to Firings, Resignation, New Oversight

Martha Johnson, the head of the U.S. General Services Administration, fired two of the agency’s senior leaders, placed four conference organizers on administrative leave, and submitted her own resignation as a result of a report by the GSA’s Inspector General on excessive spending at GSA’s 2010 Western Regions Conference near Las Vegas.

In addition, all future Western Regions Conferences have been canceled; travel budgets have been cut for some regions; oversight of contracting, procu

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