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Denise Turner Roth: FY 2017 Budget Proposal Addresses Federal Real Estate, Acquisition, Tech Needs

Denise Turner Roth
Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, administrator at the General Services Administration, has said President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal would help the agency deliver real estate, procurement and information technology services across the government.

She said in her testimony Monday before the House Appropriations Committee’s financial services and general government subcommittee the budget includes $10.2 billion to fund GSA’s federal building consolidation, border station modernization and environmental cleanup projects.

The White House proposed more than $52 billion for federal civilian IT programs, with 70 percent of that amount will go toward legacy system operations and maintenance efforts, she told the subcommittee.

Roth, a 2016 Wash100 recipient, added the proposal calls for GSA and the Office of Management and Budget to help other agencies integrate agile acquisition strategies into their IT modernization plans.

“This centralized effort will achieve a greater and more rapid impact on the efficiency, security, and governance of federal IT, compared to the disaggregated funding of single-agency projects, by strategically prioritizing investments across government.”

GSA has collaborated with OMB to implement a category management system and is developing a common acquisition platform in efforts to streamline the federal buying process, Roth noted.

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