Febuary 2021

Bearing Witness Sculpture

Bearing Witness

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Bearing Witness was created by world-renowned artist Martin Puryear. It is a massive sculpture, standing 40 feet tall and weighing 20,000 pounds. The exterior is covered in bronze plates that have bee...
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Photo of computer with cybersecurity lock

Are We Federated Yet?

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GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy is pleased to announce a new Enterprise Single Sign-on Playbook. This playbook is for identity program managers and enterprise and application architects interes...
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Blacks In Government Image

Pioneering Black Architect William Wilson Cooke

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African Americans pursuing a career in architecture have always faced high barriers to entry. The profession remains mostly white to this day. Even during periods of extreme racial discrimination, how...
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Blacks In Government Image

How Should We Celebrate Black History?

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As we celebrate Black History this month, we are also confronted with the painful sacrifices that so many made. For me, the word “awe” comes to mind. I am certainly in awe of the fearless efforts that...
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The historic John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans, Louisiana, managed by GSA.

Meredith v. Fair: Seeking Equal Education Through the Court System

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James Meredith at his desk, pen in hand. Photo credit: Library of Congress The shared memory of the American struggle for racial justice evokes scenes of activists and everyday people peacefully, dogg...
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Last Reviewed: 2020-11-23