The General Services Administration, or GSA, is an independent agency established in 1949 and is responsible for managing and supporting the government's offices and employees.
The GSA Schedules program works to establish long-term contracts between the government and commercials businesses intended to provide access to products and services at discount prices. The Federal Acquisition Service is one of two national services offices in the GSA (the other is the Public Buildings Service). It is responsible for offering comprehensive solutions in the areas of product and service delivery, technology, travel, online acquisition programs and motor vehicle services.
E-tools offered by GSA include the GSAAdvantage!® online shopping and ordering system; the GSA eLibrary, which contains documents such as the GSA schedules and technology contracts; and eBuy, which contains an online Request for Quotation tool.
Other offices in the GSA include the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, and the Office of Small Business Utilization.



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18F unveils user experience standards for federal websites

A new standard for website design finally may bring order to the chaos of different visual styles on federal agency web pages.

DigitalGov posts tips for negotiating terms of service agreements for agency-built mobile apps

Coordination among the team, establishing timelines and collaborating with a larger mobile community are three essential tips for negotiating terms of service agreements when federal agencies are ready to launch their native mobile apps.

State Department's proposed diplomatic security facility meets needed criteria, GAO says

While a State Department plan for a diplomatic security training facility is expected to cost more than $140 million more than an alternative proposal, congressional investigators recently concluded that it was the better of the two options because it met four needed critical elements.

White House releases data sets, digital tools to educate students on college's financial impact

The Obama administration unveiled Sept. 12, an updated college assessment online tool, which is designed to help students and their families better plan for college and its associated costs via open access data sets.

Feds award $133M contract to protect victims of OPM breach, part of $500M BPA

The Office of Personnel Management and Defense Department announced the award of a $133 million contract Sept. 1 for identity theft protection services for the 21.5 million victims of two OPM breaches revealed earlier this summer.

GSA, 18F award first set of contracts to 16 companies for agile development services

The department's consulting firm 18F pushed for the blanket purchase agreement because there was "explosive" demand for their services to build products for agencies through the agile process and it needed help.

GSA launches portal for quick IT purchases

The General Services Administration has launched a program that the agency says will make it easier for the government to buy pre-competed IT products.

How a modular approach can future-proof digital content

Modularity is a web design concept that has benefits far beyond the desktop world, according to a recent post from the General Services Administration's DigitalGov team.

DigitalGov team maps user experience to improve hasn't been the easiest recruiting website to navigate, so the General Services Administration's DigitalGov team mapped out use cases to better understand customer experiences and identify areas for improvement.

GSA sets new per diem rate at $140 based on lodging industry data

Most feds will have $140 to spend each day on food, lodging and incidental expenses for fiscal 2016, according to an Aug. 14 General Services Administration statement.