Excellence in the Business of Government

GSA touches the lives of nearly every U.S. citizen and the public by providing goods, services and workspace at best value to its federal agency clients.

The work done by GSA since its creation in 1949 has long enabled our customer agencies to focus squarely on their core missions. The missions may be defense; transportation; state and local government law enforcement; or any of the other critical functions performed by the federal government.

GSA also stretches taxpayer dollars by leveraging the government’s enormous purchasing power. We aggressively promote the use of environmentally friendly goods and services, and we preserve legacy buildings – structures from different periods of our country’s history that stand as inspiring symbols of our nation’s ideals and heritage.

GSA helps keep the nation safe by providing tools, equipment, and nontactical vehicles to the U.S. military, and providing state and local governments with law enforcement, firefighting and rescue equipment, along with disaster recovery products and services. GSA is America’s only source solely dedicated to procuring goods and services for government.

As an integral part of GSA, the Federal Acquisition Service possesses unrivaled capability to deliver myriad products and services across government at the best value possible because of its volume purchasing power.

GSA provides superior workspace to more than 1 million federal employees in more than 8,600 leased and owned buildings across the nation. The agency’s Public Buildings Service is one of the largest real property providers in the world with an inventory of 352 million square feet of space.

GSA provides direct access to a wide range of government information, and information on government services and consumer protection through the official federal web portals USA.gov and the Spanish-language counterpart GobiernoUSA.gov.

GSA provides information for everyday life, and in times of crisis, we work around the clock to link the public with vital government information, whether the emergency is at home or abroad.

The agency is a trusted, one-stop source for information about federal government programs and services. The sites have information on topics such as money management, scams, federal benefits, identity theft, government auctions, health, housing, jobs, per diem, policies and regulations.

GSA offers consumer information through a variety of channels: online, toll-free and telephone; printed publications from our Pueblo, Colorado, distribution facility; and other media resources, such as public service announcements.

Last Reviewed 2011-03-31