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October 2016

  • Why I’m Joining the Technology Transformation Service

    | Rob Cook, Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service
    Some of my friends have asked what could possibly have gotten me to leave the life I love in the Bay Area and take a government job in DC. My answer is straightforward: I believe the Technology Transformation Service has an unprecedented chance to...
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    Continuing to Make it Easier for Industry to Do Business with the Government

    | Kevin Youel Page, Deputy Commissioner, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service

    Hello, and welcome to my first blog of FY17. A new year always comes with new opportunities, and at GSA, we're continuing our mission to embrace one of the biggest: overcoming the conception that working with government is just "too hard."

    Throughout 2016, leadership across the agency was on a mission to make GSA more efficient, innovative, and effective. The April launch of our groundbreaking new Making It Easier (MIE) initiative proved to be a big step toward fulfilling those goals.

  • GSA celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness month

    | GSA Blog Team
    This October, the General Services Administration (GSA) joins the nation in celebrating the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to educate and engage government and private sector stakeholders and the American...
  • Building a data center community of practice

    | Dan Pomeroy, Director, ​DCOI Managing Partner PMO
    This month over one hundred government data center representatives from around the country participated in the second meeting of the Data Center Optimization Initiative Community of Practice. The CoP...
  • GSA SmartPay Earns Category Management Best-in-Class Designations

    | David Shea, Director, GSA Center for Charge Card Management
    Both GSA SmartPay 2 and the upcoming GSA SmartPay 3 government-wide charge card and related payment services contracts have been named “Best-in-Class” (BIC). ...
  • Improved long term leases provide value for customers and taxpayers

    | Chris Wisner, Assistant Commissioner for Leasing at the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service
    GSA’s mission is to provide the best value in real estate to government and to the American people. We currently manage an inventory of more than 374 million square feet of space. Approximately half of this is leased space, comprising more than 8,302...
  • Iterative workplace design at the Denver Federal Center

    | Greg Boone
    Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared on 18F Blog....
  • GSA Iowa Field Office comes together in midst of potential disaster

    | Tanya Roman, public affairs officer, Heartland Region
    The community of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and GSA came together to successfully implement an emergency action plan during a recent flood. After receiving the warning for this year’s flood, the GSA Iowa Field Office ensured employees working inside the Cedar...
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    Showing our commitment to history by investing in Detroit's future

    | Ann P. Kalayil, Great Lakes regional administrator
    Earlier this month, we marked the start of something exciting at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit when we broke ground on our $140 million investment in the building. This three-phase pro...
  • CX Day in government: How we all shape the customer journey

    | Matthew Ford, Customer Experience program lead, GSA Office of Customer Experience
    During National Customer Service Week, it’s a great time for organizations across industry and government to celebrate putting customers first and think about what we can do to improve their end-to-en...