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Calexico, San Ysidro Land Ports of Entry in the President’s Budget

President's 2015 Budget Request includes major investments in the nation's public buildings

March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC. – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration announced major construction and repair projects for public buildings outlined in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request. The Administration’s Budget request calls for important, common sense investments in the nation’s public buildings managed by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). These investments would enable GSA to properly maintain and improve the real estate assets owned and paid for by the American people.

The Administration’s 2015 Budget includes investments in Calexico and San Diego, California.

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House Appropriations Committee tours San Diego's land ports

Ed O’Kane, Angela Ohm, Ariana Sarar, and Dorothy SederOn April 15 Congressional staff from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations toured two of the busiest land border crossings in the Western Hemisphere, the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Land Ports of Entry. GSA Senior Asset Manager Anthony Kleppe, Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator Alex Randolph, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Officers Oscar Preciado, Bruce Ward, and Lawrence Fanning accompanied the Congressional staffers. They were briefed on the port expansion and reconfiguration project, current construction status, staffing levels, and operational efficiency initiatives. More on port funding at work >

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Region hosts Korean Public Procurement Service

GSA and Korean Public Procurement Service officialsRecently, three delegates from the Republic of Korea met with GSA acquisition experts in San Francisco to study the agency's methods of procurement. The Korean Public Procurement Service officials were here in California for a month to learn more about professional services, IT, and construction acquisition from federal, local, and state agencies including the California Department of General Services. The briefing included topics such as basic principles for cost estimation in public service contracts, application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction works, and other federal government best practices. Their GSA visit concluded with a tour of 50 United Nations Plaza.

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Pacific Rim welcomes new Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator

File photo of Alex RandolphThe Pacific Rim Region welcomed Alex Randolph as the new Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator on March 24, 2014. Randolph will serve as GSA's regional liaison with federal, state, and local officials, as well as private industry officials who conduct business with GSA. He will also play an important role in the agency's sustainability outreach efforts.

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