GSA Administrator Details the President’s FY17 Budget to House Committee
Request will enable GSA to provide efficient and effective services at lower costs to government and taxpayers
Washington — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration’s Administrator Denise Turner Roth testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee On Appropriations on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, which reflects the Administration’s commitment to smart and strategic investment in our nation’s infrastructure, as well as addressing government’s common IT challenges.
The President’s FY17 budget request builds on last year’s progress by prioritizing investments that will improve border security, reduce the federal footprint, and spur economic development within communities across the country. This budget request also seeks to enhance the cybersecurity and efficiency of the federal government’s IT infrastructure by modernizing IT legacy systems.
Roth highlighted three important projects within the budget request that will strengthen our national security infrastructure and benefit the American taxpayer. These three projects are:
- $759 million to support the construction of a new headquarters facility for the FBI. This new facility will consolidate FBI employees from 13 leased locations across the National Capital Region within a new, modern, and secure facility.
- $267 million to continue executing the Enhanced Plan for the consolidated Department of Homeland Security Headquarters at St. Elizabeth’s campus. The Enhanced Plan, when completed, will reduce the federal footprint by nearly 2 million square feet and save taxpayers more than $1 billion in long-term real estate costs.
- $248 million for the second and final phase of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry modernization, which will improve the security of our nation’s borders as well as promote expanded commerce and trade, and support local economic development.
Additionally, to address modernizing information technology and infrastructure, the budget request includes the establishment of a $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund. This fund will finance the transition of outdated IT systems to more secure, more efficient, modern IT platforms. It will also ensure the modernization of information technology is done in the best manner from both a technical and procurement perspective looking for opportunities to replace multiple legacy IT systems with a shared service to allow for efficiencies in IT across government.
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