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GSA's Open Government Initiatives

GSA’s ongoing efforts to create a more open agency embrace acquisition, energy, hardware, and technology. GSA also regularly host information-sharing forums with federal, state, and local governments.

Flagship Initiatives

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TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENTS

GSA led a team to negotiate landmark agreements with many social media companies. Read more >

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OPEN GOVERNMENT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT TOOL

Learn how 24 federal agencies used an easy online forum to solicit ideas from citizens. Read more >

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CHALLENGES AND PRIZES PLATFORM

Federal agencies challenging the public to innovate or solve a problem. Read more >

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

GSA introduced a public dialog tool to help agencies reach out to citizens. Read more >

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BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH

A new program helps businesses compete for federal purchases that flow through GSA. Read more >

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ePUBS (GOOGLE) U.S. GOVERNMENT BOOKSTORE

Consumers can now download, for free, important information on health, benefits, managing finances and more through a program with Google books. Read more >

 

Other Open Gov Initiatives

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IMPROVING REGULATIONS

GSA is asking the public for comments on how to design a plan for conducting retrospective reviews of our significant regulations as called for in Executive Order 13563.Read more >

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BETTERBUY PROJECTS

GSA is engaging in the BetterBuy Project, an online dialogue with the acquisitions community to make government buying more open and collaborative.Read more >

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ENERGY SERVICES

GSA's energy services blanket purchase agreement helps government agencies achieve their sustainability goals. Read more >
 

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CARBON FOOTPRINT AND GREEN PROCUREMENT TOOL

GSA developed the Carbon Footprint Tool to assist agencies in managing their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as required by Executive Order (EO) 13514 and recent energy laws.Read more >

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BUSINESS BREAKTROUGH

Business Breakthrough is a program to help businesses better understand the intricacies of the Federal marketplace and GSA’s contracting vehicles and take advantage of opportunities for growth. Read more >

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DATA.GOV NEXT GENERATION

Through OGPL, a collaboration between Data.gov and developers from the Government of India, governments worldwide have access to a customizable package of open source software that enables them to build open-data sites at little cost and without intellectual property restrictions. Read more >

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FOIA

To review the status of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, view ourstatus report [PDF, 129k]. Visit GSA's FOIA Library to view our FOIA Review Plan and Annual FOIA Report.

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EPUBS (GOOGLE)

GSA is working with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and GPO’s relationship with the Google Book Partner Program to make popular Government publications available for free electronic download through Google. Read more >

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USA.GOV

The U.S. government's official Web portal recently launched a robust search engine and a newly created mobile apps gallery to make the government website more transparent and engage the public effectively.Read more >

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CHALLENGE.GOV

Challenge.gov is a government-wide challenge platform that facilitates innovation through challenges and prizes and enables the public to find all federal government challenge opportunities in one place, to learn about them in easy, creative ways, and to be notified of new challenges.Read more >

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FACA

In early FY2011, at the request of the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer,GSA began to design a new website which would provide 10 years of this data in a new user-friendly format.   Using pull down menus and the responses to a number of preset queries, the public will be able to view information on advisory committee costs, meetings, membership, contact information and links to the web sites of many of the individual Federal Advisory Committees. Read more >

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SUSTAINABLE FACILITIES TOOL

The Sustainable Facilities Tool is a one-stop online resource to support decision-making regarding sustainable building principles, materials and systems. Read more >

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SMALL BUSINESS DASHBOARD

The Small Business Dashboard keeps track of the progress GSA is making meeting its small business goals.
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CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS

GSA’s Capital Investment and Leasing Program Prospectus Portal is an electronic repository for prospectus related actions. Based on an idea submitted through our GSA Open Government Mailbox, creating the prospectus library demonstrates that GSA is listening to the public and acting on what we hear. Read more >

 

 

Senior Officials
Leading GSA's 
OpenGov Efforts

Kathy Conrad
Acting Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services
and Innovative Technologies,
Leading Open Government

Christine Harada
Associate Administrator
Office of Government-wide Policy,
Co-Leading Open Government

Michael Casella
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Accountable Official, Quality of Government Spending Information

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How to Reach Us

Darlene Meskell
Director, Global Government Innovation Networks
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

We'd like to hear from you!
Email comments and questions to:

Open.Government@gsa.gov

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