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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GSA unveils website redesign

The General Services Administration Nov. 16 launched a refreshed website that the agency says is more user friendly and compatible with mobile devices.

GSA's internal labor market review helps leadership visualize, forecast workforce trends

The General Services Administration is using data science to address its human capital management challenges, said Paul Tsagaroulis, director of GSA's Human Capital Analytics Division.

Agency writing gets clearer, report card shows

More agencies are making the grade when it comes to providing the public with easily understandable information, the 2015 Federal Plain Language Report Card finds.

New OMB cybersecurity plan plots quick deadlines for agencies

The Office of Management and Budget dropped several new cybersecurity mandates for federal agencies and departments as part of guidance issued late Friday.

GSA highlights role of challenges in driving innovation, launches mentor program

Agencies should interpret an innovation strategy issued by the White House last week as a continued endorsement of the use of federal competitions, said Kelly Olson, senior innovation advisor and director of

GSA's new shared services lead hopes to uncover agency savings with a holistic approach

What happens before and after an agency moves to a shared service provider is just as important as the actual transition, according to Beth Angerman, the new lead at the General Services Administration's Unified Shared Services Management Office.

GSA platform will 'cut through the noise,' empower contracting officers

The General Services Administration's recently launched governmentwide acquisition hub not only better organizes goods and services around categories, it is leading to a better organized government acquisition workforce, said GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth.

Reservists, rotations and a call to end 'hacks' of the federal hiring process

As government looks to foster innovation, it's also looking to its workforce — bringing new talent to government while also "awakening" career personnel that have let their roles stagnate.

GSA, OMB announce plans to create central shared services governing bodies

The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget announced last week their plan to implement a governmentwide shared services management and oversight operating model.

NIST rides identity, privacy momentum with two new projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is collaborating on two new projects that aim to foster the development of privacy-enhancing technologies.