Confusion over Trump’s Lease of the Old Post Office Building

Four House Democrats said today that the General Services Administration (GSA) has determined that President-Elect Donald Trump’s lease of the Old Post Office Building for his Trump International Hotel, poses a conflict of interest that must be addressed before Inauguration Day. However, GSA rebutted that claim in an official statement. “GSA does not have a position that the lease provision requires the president-elect to divest of his financial interests. We can make no definitive statement at this time about what would constitute a breach of the agreement, and to do so now would be premature. In fact, no determination regarding the Old Post Office can be completed until the full circumstances surrounding the president-elect’s business arrangements have been finalized and he has assumed office. GSA is committed to responsibly administering all of the leases to which it is a party.”

GSA Wants Feedback on New IT Tool

The Defense Health Agency (DHS) and General Services Administration (GSA) are refining the GSA’s IT Solutions Navigator (ITSN), a web-based portal intended to simplify and expedite IT services and products acquisition. According to the Federal Times, “GSA plans to expand offerings within the ITSN to reflect the health IT marketplace, so industry partners are being asked to submit assessments of categories, product descriptions, information architecture expansion and other ways to enhance services.” Comments on the tool are open until the end of the day tomorrow, December 15.

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