Government-Wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC); Public Advisory Committee Meetings
This Government-wide Travel Advisory Committee (GTAC) (the Committee) is a Federal Advisory Committee established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App 2. This notice announces the next two meetings, which are open to the public via teleconference and webinar.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of an Updated System of Records
GSA proposes to create a system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a.
GSA's Travel Data Challenge Competition
The purpose of this notice is to announce a challenge competition hosted by GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy that will begin on February 14th, 2014. The competition will be open until April 11, 2014. The competition details can be viewed at www.challengepost.com on or after February 14th. The goal of this challenge is to ask the public to develop a smart technology solution that has the capability to provide agencies with key insights and recommendations for cost savings behaviors related to travel. GSA will challenge solvers to create a tool using sample GSA travel data that can then be replicated across Government to aid agencies in making smarter travel decisions. Furthermore, GSA will ask members of the public to provide recommendations for improvement in data collection.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Examination of Records by Comptroller General and Contract Audit
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement concerning the examination of records by comptroller general and contract audit. A notice was published in the Federal Register at 78 FR 42074, on July 16, 2013. No comments were received.
Rental Car (Passenger Vehicle) Requirements
Federal agencies are committed to identifying potential savings in employee rental of passenger vehicles. This notice announces FTR Bulletin 14-05 which emphasizes the requirements for federal employee rental of passenger vehicles while on official government travel. FTR Bulletin 14-05 and all other FTR bulletins are located at gsa.gov/ftrbulletins.
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Request for Membership Nominations
The Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration established the Green Building Advisory Committee on June 20, 2011 (76 FR 35894) pursuant to Section 494 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17123, or EISA), in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). As the original 2-year commitments of the previously appointed members of the Committee have expired, this notice solicits additional qualified candidates for membership.
Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities; Announcement of Meeting
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, Public Law 112-275, will hold a meeting open to the public on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Contract Financing
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension to a previously approved information collection requirement concerning contract financing.
Submission for OMB Review; Prospective Subcontractor Requests for Bonds
Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection concerning subcontractor requests for bonds. A notice was published in the Federal Register 78 FR 56896 on September 16, 2013. One comment was received.
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Contracts Under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement revisions made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to its regulations implementing section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, and to provide additional FAR coverage regarding protesting an 8(a) participant's eligibility or size status, procedures for releasing a requirement for non-8(a) procurements, and the ways a participant could exit the 8(a) Business Development program.