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GSA's Open Government Initiatives

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GSA is committed to delivering on its mission to provide the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people. Every day, we help agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, and create a better, faster government. "This is GSA" is a snapshot of how we make a difference in communities across the country.

Open Government Plan, v. 3.0

GSA’s third Open Government Plan builds bridges between the government and the public, providing tools that smooth communication pathways between federal agencies that face challenges that need solutions and the creativity of the public sector and making it easier for citizens and the business community to participate in government programs.

Dashboard Tracks Federal
Infrastructure Projects

The GSA managed Federal Infrastructure Projects Dashboard improves accountability, transparency, and efficiency of Federal actions by enabling the public to track the status of federal permitting actions and environmental review for expedited high priority infrastructure projects across the nation.

GSA Website Makes it Easy
To Buy Federal Property

GSA's site increases transparency and participation by offering the public an easy way to purchase unique properties, while helping government dispose of assets that are no longer needed.

Green Proving Ground

The Green Proving Ground Program is using innovative technology to improve energy use and performance in existing federal buildings.

New E-Waste Policy for Federal Agencies

GSA releases bulletin outlining new guidelines for reusing and recycling government electronics.

GSA's Open Government Initiatives


Open Government Overview

President Obama’s Open Government Directive instructs all federal agencies to actively open their operations to the public. GSA’s efforts are rooted in three principles at the heart of the directive: Transparency, Participation, and Collaboration.

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The home of the U.S. Government’s open data, which increases public access to high-value government datasets, providing data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, and design data visualizations.
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GSA's work in using digital technology to advance open government and the Digital Government Strategy is accessible on
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Consumers can download, for free, important information on health, benefits, managing finances and more through a program with Google books.
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An open, collaborative online community for connecting, communicating, learning and engaging across GSA topics. Its goal is to help increase government’s effectiveness through better communication and collaboration.
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GSA introduced the use of public dialogue tools to help agencies reach out to citizens.
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A set of online tools to make it easy for businesses and individuals to find and participate in Federal business opportunities, developed as a GSA Open Government Flagship Initiative.
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GSA led a team to negotiate landmark agreements with many social media companies on behalf of all federal agencies.

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Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review (Executive Order 13563)

GSA is committed to improved management of Controlled Unclassified Information (Executive Order 13556)

Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service (Executive Order 13571)

GSA is committed to the Plain Writing Act of 2010 [PDF, 154KB]



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Open Government Directive

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Senior Officials
Leading GSA's 
OpenGov Efforts

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

Christine Harada
Acting Chief of Staff
Co-Leading Open Government

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

GSA Leadership Directory

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How to Reach Us

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

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Open Data

GSA will release agency data to the public via its Open Datasets page in a proactive manner on a continuing basis.

Developer Resources

Open Data Publication Process [DOCX - 134.91 KB]

Digital Strategy

The Digital Government Strategy is aimed at building a 21st century government that works better for the American people. Learn more about how GSA is implementing it.

GSA's offers agencies information and advice, services and tools to help them meet their digital government goals.

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