Written on January 22, 2013 at 9:55 am by ftsadmin
To: All GSA Staff
From: Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini
It has been a busy nine months since I joined GSA as Acting Administrator. During that time, it has been my honor to get to know and work alongside you. I am incredibly proud of everything that we have accomplished together in 2012, and your public service has made a meaningful difference in the lives of people across the country. As we begin a new calendar year together, I am confident… Read More »
Written on October 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm by ftsadmin
Posted by Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer on September 25th, 2012
It’s been just over a year since GSA transitioned to Google’s cloud-based email platform, and to date the agency has realized a cost saving of $2 million dollars. As the first large federal agency to adopt cloud-based email, GSA is leading the way and serving as a best practices model for other government agencies. In fact, early estimates show that GSA will save $15 million in costs over the… Read More »
Written on September 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm by ftsadmin
Sept. 13, 2012
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to discuss GSA’s ongoing reform efforts and recommendations resulting from his ongoing Top to Bottom review of the agency’s operations.
“In this time of shrinking budgets, GSA’s mission of delivering savings has never been more important,” said GSA Acting Administrator Tangherlini. “It is our responsibility to make every taxpayer dollar count, and I am confident that… Read More »
Written on September 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm by ftsadmin
Blanket purchase agreements streamline cloud transition, saves taxpayer dollars
August 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration announced that it is now offering cloud based email services, making it easier for government agencies to move to cost saving cloud services. Through 20 blanket purchase agreements awarded to 17 businesses today, federal, state, local and tribal governments will have access to cloud based email services. Cloud based email services supports the Obama Administration’s mandates and initiatives to bring… Read More »
Written on July 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm by Editorial Staff
The GSA recently launched its Digital Services Innovation Center as part of a key piece of the White House’s new digital government strategy released in May. This innovative center is leading the agency’s commitment to deliver more efficient services to better serve the American people by empowering federal agencies to use emerging technologies through web services and mobile applications.
Written on July 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm by Editorial Staff
Kevin Kampschroer, Director of the Office of High-Performing Green Buildings recently posted an article on the GSA’s blog discussing the agency’s new web tool for planning green projects. The web tool, which is titled Sustainable Facilities Tool – SFTool.gov, will serve as a “one stop web tool to meet all sustainability planning, designing, and procurement needs.”
Written on July 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm by Editorial Staff
The GSA is making strong efforts in providing contracting opportunities to small businesses to help promote economic growth and job creation. According to the post:
“More than $1.4 billion in GSA contracts went to small businesses during fiscal year 2011, which provided products and services to help government meet its mission.
GSA was rated an ‘A+’ for exceeding the goals of the Small Business Administration in nearly all categories, and showed significant improvement from last year’s scorecard.”
Written on July 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm by Editorial Staff
A recent post on the GSA’s blog discusses efforts being made in helping the government be more efficient and save money by working with agencies to identify and dispose of buildings and facilities that are no longer needed.
Written on June 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm by Editorial Staff
A recent post on the GSA blog discusses their new contract offering designed for returning veterans. As mentioned in the post:
“The offering will address the unique, critical needs of returning service members, providing them access to the most comprehensive, high quality health services available.”