President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposes Focus on Innovation, Physical Infrastructure, and Efficient and Effective Government
March 18, 2019
Budget includes proposed funding for fire and life safety upgrades
for the Anchorage Federal Building
March 18, 2019
AUBURN, WA. - U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy today announced key investments that are a part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request. The proposed $11 billion gross budget authority for GSA reflects the administration’s commitment to strategic investments in innovative solutions that will strengthen our nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure and deliver better and more cost-effective services across the federal government.
“The administration’s focus on innovation — from embracing modern IT and productivity solutions to providing modern facilities to help our agency partners carry out their critical missions — in the President’s budget will help GSA empower our agency partners across government to best serve the American people,” said Administrator Murphy. “GSA was able to save agencies more than $6 billion in FY 2018 through a more data-driven approach that strategically leveraged the purchasing power of the federal government. By continuing to serve as a catalyst for innovation across the federal government, and expanding our focus on shared solutions, investment in GSA through our budget request will continue to deliver a multiplier effect of cost-savings, value, and improved performance across the federal government.”
The FY 2020 budget request includes:
- A joint request with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which reflects the administration’s plan to merge OPM’s transactional and consultative services into GSA as announced in the Administration’s government reform and reorganization plan released in June 2018. The FY 2020 budget reflects the end-state organizational structure and resources necessary to achieve this reorganization of OPM using a combination of existing legal authority and legislation.
- Investments in real property infrastructure and improvements to real property management including:
- Zero-net budget authority and $10.2 billion for the Federal Buildings Fund to maintain and operate the GSA real estate portfolio, including $1.7 billion for repairs and alterations to public buildings.
- In the Northwest/Arctic Region :
- $4.29 million for fire and life safety upgrades including replacement of the fire alarm system, expansion of the suppression system and relocation of the Fire Command Center in the Anchorage Federal Building located at 605 West 4th Avenue and to the Federal Building Addition located at 654 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska.
- $31 million to support the Asset Proceeds and Space Management Fund for implementation of the recommendations of the Real Property Reform Board established in the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act.
- Establishment of the Federal Capital Revolving Fund, a new fund proposed by the administration in June 2018 as part of the administration’s infrastructure initiative that will function effectively as a capital budget for investment in high cost federally-owned civilian real property.
- Investments to support the government’s management of information technology and improve cybersecurity:
- $150 million to support the Technology Modernization Fund, to continue to provide a central mechanism for retiring and replacing antiquated legacy IT systems that are not cost-effective or pose security risks;
- $25.9 million in investments to support governmentwide management of IT reporting, including management of the Federal IT Dashboard, and will establish a new project management office for the governmentwide implementation of Technology Business Management principles; and,
- $58.4 million for the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support programs and activities that enhance cybersecurity and citizens’ ability to securely interact with federal agencies.
- Investments to promote efficiency across the federal government:
- $7.1 million to support the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, which leads ongoing governmentwide efforts to modernize the federal permitting and review process for major infrastructure initiatives;
- $39.9 million to improve the efficiency of government operations and promote the adoption of governmentwide shared services; and,
- $26.9 million for GSA’s real and personal property disposal offices, which help deliver excess federal property to their highest and best use outside of the federal government.
- FY20 Congressional Justification