GSA Computers For Learning Program Celebrates 10 Successful Years
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration’s Computers for Learning (CFL) program celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, with the announcement that, in 2005, it facilitated the transfer of $125 million-worth of used federal computers and equipment to schools and other educational institutions.
“The CFL program reflects the commitment of GSA associates to serving citizens, a major priority in President Bush’s citizen-centric goals in his Management Agenda,” said GSA Acting Administrator David L. Bibb. “CFL has successfully enhanced the effort to supply students across the United States with computers in their classrooms, so they will gain the knowledge they need to live and work in a world increasingly dependent on computer-generated systems and information.”
The CFL program stems from the April 1996 Executive Order 12999, which encourages federal agencies to streamline transfer of excess and surplus federal computer equipment to U.S. classrooms and federal employees to volunteer their time and expertise to assist teachers in setting up computers in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms. Federal agencies and educational institutions may obtain more information by accessing GSA’s Computers for Learning Web site at www.computers.fed.gov.
GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing
governmentwide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single "point of entry" to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate. This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps Federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.