GSA Administrator Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
March 28, 2022
Budget Calls for Investments in Digital Services, Electric Vehicles, and Federal Buildings for a More Efficient, Effective, Sustainable Government
WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President's budget for fiscal year 2023. The President’s budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address—to build a better America, reduce the deficit, reduce costs for families, and grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out.
“These are common-sense investments in our nation’s physical and digital infrastructure that will improve governmentwide digital services and cyber defenses; strengthen American leadership on clean energy; and make critical upgrades to our public buildings,” said Administrator Robin Carnahan. “The President’s budget reaffirms the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to providing outstanding service to the public by improving how government delivers digital services and ensuring a sustainable and cost-effective federal real estate footprint for our federal customers.”
The budget makes critical investments that will help lay a stronger foundation for shared growth and prosperity for generations to come. At GSA the budget would:
- Improve Digital Services and Strengthen Cybersecurity: The budget includes $300 million for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), allowing the TMF to continue to tackle more complex, impactful IT modernization efforts with an emphasis on projects that modernize high priority systems, cybersecurity, public-facing digital services, and cross-government collaboration. The budget also includes $115.8 million for the Federal Citizen Services Fund (FCSF) administered by the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) to support modernization and adoption of digital services, increasing the federal government’s investment in digital shared services. For example, the budget will allow the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) to serve agencies quicker and with more flexibility and, alongside the U.S. Digital Corps, further strengthen the government’s technology workforce. FedRAMP will grow in agency and cloud service provider participation and further build automation initiatives, streamlining the assessment and authorization process. In addition, USAGov will serve as the “front door” to government with streamlined delivery of services related to the public’s needs in a single place.
- Improving the safety and sustainability of federal buildings and reducing long term costs. The President’s budget includes $10.9 billion in budget authority for the Federal Buildings Fund to reduce the growing backlog of critical repairs and renovations, enhance federal facilities’ climate posture and resiliency, and reduce long term costs. In addition to making long-overdue repairs in safety and sustainability, the Budget will allow the Public Buildings Service to continue reducing the federal government’s reliance on costly leased space.
- Strengthening American climate and clean energy leadership by investing in decarbonizing the federal footprint. The President’s budget includes $300 million for GSA and $457 million for other agencies to help facilitate the Administration’s goal to adopt electric vehicles by building charging infrastructure, purchasing electric vehicles, and consolidating existing conventionally-fueled vehicles into the GSA fleet. The budget also includes $70 million for the Office of Governmentwide Policy, including support for the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, to advance efficient energy usage, building innovation, reduce operating costs, and enhance human health while minimizing environmental impacts.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.