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February 2016

  • Celebrating African American History Month with Booker T. Washington's Great Granddaughter

    | Traci R. Madison, Pacific Rim Public Affairs Officer & Communications Manager
    On February 25, the U.S. General Services Administration in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Department of Homeland Security welcomed Sarah Washington O’Neal Rush to give...
  • Informing the future of the Federal Front Door

    | GSA's Federal Front Door Research Team
    Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared on ...
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    Van Buren Land Port of Entry Wins Prestigious National Award

    | Jessica Boisclair, Communications Specialist

    The U.S. Land Port of Entry in Van Buren, Maine recently received the American Institute of Architects’ Honor Award, the profession’s highest acknowledgement.

    Located on a bluff overlooking the St. John River in northern Aroostook County, the border station was one of 11 recipients to be recognized on January 15 for its excellence in architecture.

  • Budgeting for Federal Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

    | Denise Turner Roth, GSA Administrator
    On February 9, President Obama submitted to Congress a fiscal year 2017 budget request that reflects his commitment to making investments in federal infrastructure and transforming how the government...
  • GSA, Congressman Cuellar and CPB Announce Award of Gateway to the Americas Port of Entry in Laredo, Texas

    | Tina Jaegerman, Public Affairs Officer, Greater Southwest Region
    On February 19, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), along with Congressman Henry Cuellar and the Department of Homeland Security’s Custom and Border Protection (CBP) announced the $26.8 million construction award to modernize and expand...
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    African American History Month: Hallowed Grounds in the Heart of Manhattan

    | Greg Flynn, Communications Specialist
    At GSA, we are fortunate to be the caretakers of many important sites and structures throughout the United States. Twenty five years ago, we discovered one of the most important sites in African American history in our inventory in the heart of one of...
  • GSA Looks Back at the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    | Matthew Burrell
    In 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to provide $787 billion in economic stimulus during the recession. The General Services Administration (GSA) received $5.5 billion of ARRA funds to convert...
  • Get a Closer Look into Your Agency’s Office Supplies Savings and Spend

    | Tina Franzese, Federal Acquisition Service Region 2 Communications Specialist
    Looking for more data on your agency's office supplies purchases? Need to know how much your agency is spending in certain cities and states, or how much of the agency's spending is going to small bus
  • GSA's Computers for Learning Program: The Art of Being an Economic Catalyst

    | Ann P. Kalayil, Regional Administrator, Great Lakes Region
    Growing the General Services Administration (GSA) into an Economic Catalyst requires a lot of big-picture thinking to help empower local economies. GSA’s Computers for Learning (CFL) program lets us be an Economic Catalyst on the ground in local...
  • Open Data: Empowering Americans to Make Data-Driven Decisions

    | Kristen Honey
    Photo Caption: President Obama with Chief Technology Officer team members Ryan Panchadsaram and Corinna Zarek, and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott viewing Analytics.usa.govEditor's Note: Thi...