The General Services Administration aims to consolidate cyberdefense efforts and promote public-private collaboration inside the agency’s planned civilian cyber campus in Greater Washington, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday.
Daniel Sernovitz writes details of the proposed campus, including a $35 million budget to roll out the project, were laid out in a prospectus still subject to lawmakers’ review.
The campus is one of several real estate efforts GSA has undertaken within the past year as the agency is allocating $9 billion towards efforts to refurbish federal buildings and shrink the government’s real estate footprint.
Citing the prospectus, Sernovitz reports that GSA intends to include expansion and co-location options for private sector firms at the cybersecurity campus.
GSA said the project’s goals include saving the agency rent dollars from some 630,000 square feet of mostly leased space, stimulate the local economy and encourage other private companies to set up shop in the D.C. region.
The initiative is part of GSA’s plans outlined under President Obama’s 2015 agenda.