General Services Administration

The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, among other management tasks. Its stated mission is to "help federal agencies better serve the public by offering, at best value, superior workplaces, expert solutions, acquisition services and management policies." Former President Herbert Hoover was asked in 1947 by President Harry Truman to lead a commission to make recommendations to the President and Congress on how to improve the administrative activities of the federal government. One of the recommendations of the commission was the establishment of an "Office of the General Services." This proposed office would combine the responsibilities of the Treasury Department's Bureau of Federal Supply and Office of Contract Settlement, the National Archives Establishment, the Federal Work Agency, and the War Assets Administration. GSA became an independent
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  • Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

    The Baltimore Sun 1 day ago
    WASHINGTON -- Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- and its 11,000 jobs -- to Prince George's County. On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is. The ...
  • Goodbye, FBI

    The Washington Post 1 day ago
    The writing was on the wall, to be sure. But the announcement Tuesday from the General Services Administration of the three finalist sites for a new FBI headquarters — none of which are in the District — should still land with a ...
  • Finalists for new FBI headquarters are in Greenbelt, Landover and Springfield

    The Washington Post 2 days ago
    It is an economic development prize nearly unparalleled in the Washington region: the chance to pour 11,000 federal employees into a single neighborhood in one stroke. The planned relocation of FBI headquarters from the crumbling and dated J. Edgar ...
  • Correction: FBI Headquarters story

    The Associated Press 2 days ago
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 29 about the search for a new FBI headquarters, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the warehouse under consideration as a potential site was located in Franconia, Virginia. The warehouse is actually in the ...
  • GSA announces 3 potential sites for FBI headquarters

    The Baltimore Sun 3 days ago
    WASHINGTON _ The General Services Administration is considering three sites as viable options for a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a long-awaited short list of potential properties released Tuesday. Two of the sites are ...
  • Atlanta federal building reopens

    The Associated Press 4 days ago
    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal building in Atlanta has reopened after being closed last week because of an issue impacting the building's electrical system. General Services Administration spokeswoman Saudia Muwwakkil said Monday morning that the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center ...

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