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GSA Details FY09 Budget Request

GSA # 10447 

February 4, 2007
Contact:  Diane Merriett, (202) 501-1231
diane.merriett@gsa.gov


WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced agency details of the FY 2009 budget requested by President George W. Bush.  

The FY 2009 budget requests $481.6 million in discretionary budget authority, which includes the request of a $300.2 million budget authority for the Federal Buildings Fund, $172.9 million for GSA operating appropriations, and an additional $8.5 million for Presidential Transition.  GSA continues to operate more efficiently, and this budget maintains over $6 million in savings achieved in FY08 for a total savings to the taxpayer over the last 2 years of more than $12 million.

“This year, we have requested funding that is in many ways a down payment on a safer and more prosperous future for America while saving taxpayer money in some areas,” said Administrator Lurita Doan. “Our proposed budget would begin building a new consolidated home for the Department of Homeland Security, which is scattered in more than 60 different locations, as well as modernizing one of the largest land ports of entry in the world -- San Ysidro, California -- to protect our communities and relieve congestion.”

The FY 2009 request is the first budget submitted within the framework and under the direction of the 2007-2012 Strategic Plan of the U.S. General Services Administration, which established a new mission, new strategic goals and a reaffirmation of core agency values. 

“GSA’s FY 2009 budget requests the minimum necessary resources to fulfill our mission, in a manner consistent with our core values, while keeping pace with a rapidly changing external environment”, said Kathleen Turco, GSA Chief Financial Officer.  “Fiscal discipline, mission-focus and the core values of the agency are the backbone of this request.”

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  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 208,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 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 eGov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did you know? The U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) leverages the buying power of the Federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our Federal customers. We exercise responsible asset management. We deliver superior workplaces, quality acquisition services, and expert business solutions. We develop innovative and effective management policies.


FY09 Budget