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GSA Details Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request

GSA #10592

May 8, 2009
Contact: Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231
diane.merriett@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration unveiled a $645 million FY 2010 budget request today that will help green federal buildings, increase government transparency and rebuild the nation’s economy.
 
The request includes $375 million for the Federal Buildings Fund and $270 million for GSA's operating appropriations.
 
"President Obama’s FY 2010 budget request includes several core objectives where GSA is uniquely positioned to deliver meaningful and lasting improvements,” said Acting Administrator Paul Prouty." The funds requested for FY 2010, and those provided to GSA in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will allow us to build, modernize and repair federal buildings, improve energy efficiency, and create jobs for thousands of Americans in industries battered by the economic downturn.”
 
GSA is also helping to advance transparency in government, another key administration priority. The agency’s budget request would enable GSA to build on previous success in using technology to simplify citizen access to official government information and services. GSA, which helped support the launch of Recovery.gov in February, provides content management, web hosting, information technology infrastructure, and related support to ensure the site is operational 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
 
“GSA is committed to exercising its responsibilities in a manner that is effective and transparent, and which fulfills its mission to acquire the best value for taxpayers and its federal customers,” said Kathleen Turco, GSA Chief Financial Officer.
 
Though GSA makes an annual budget request, the majority of its funding actually comes through reimbursements from federal customers. These reimbursements may be for purchases of goods and services, and for rent paid for space in federally owned and leased buildings under GSA jurisdiction, custody or control.
 

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GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles. 
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
 
Did You Know? GSA manages the federal relay contract which provides nationwide telecommunications relay service for the hearing and/or speech impaired.