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President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposes Investments in Infrastructure, Modernizing Technology and Government Efficiencies


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy today announced key investments that are a part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request. The proposed $10.7 billion budget for GSA reflects the administration’s commitment to strategic investments in our nation’s infrastructure, modernizing the government’s information technology (IT) and making government operate more efficiently.

"The investments in our nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure proposed in the President’s budget will improve our government’s security posture and empower agencies to more efficiently and effectively accomplish their critical missions,” said Administrator Murphy. “The proposed funding will enable GSA to continue its unique role as a mission-enabler and allow GSA’s workforce, and our colleagues throughout government, to focus on high-value work. In addition to the investments requested through the President’s budget, GSA will continue to deliver value to American taxpayers through eliminating duplication, increasing competition and creating opportunities for small businesses through its governmentwide acquisition and real property services.”

The FY19 budget request includes:

  • Investments in real property infrastructure and improvements to real property management:    
    • $10.1 billion for the Federal Buildings Fund to maintain and operate the GSA real estate portfolio, including:
      • $767.9 million to purchase the Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Washington, DC - saving taxpayers $49.4 million annually;
      • $229 million for the Department of Homeland Security headquarters consolidation project at St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C.;
      • $275.9 million for improvements to the Calexico, Calif., Land Port of Entry; and
      • $909 million for repairs and alterations to public buildings across the nation.
    • $31 million to implement the recommendations of the Real Property Reform Board established in the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act.
  • Investments to support the government’s management of information technology and improve cybersecurity:
    • $210 million to support the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The TMF will provide a central mechanism for retiring and replacing antiquated legacy IT systems that are not cost-effective or pose security risks;
    • $20.5 million in investments to support governmentwide management of IT reporting, including management of the Federal IT Dashboard, and will establish a new project management office for the governmentwide implementation of Technology Business Management principles; and
    • $58.4 million for the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support programs and activities that enhance cybersecurity and citizens’ ability to securely interact with federal agencies, including $6 million to support a new program management office to identify and pilot promising identity-proofing technologies;
  • Investments to promote efficiency across the federal government
    • $50 million to improve the federal government’s ability to recruit and retain top talent as well as re-skill the workforce to meet 21st century needs by providing one-time funding for targeted workforce initiatives across government;
    • $6.1 million to support the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, which leads ongoing governmentwide efforts to modernize the federal permitting and review process for major infrastructure initiatives; and
    • $45.3 million to develop and analyze government-wide policies that support the implementation of best practices, improve the efficiency of government operations, and promote the adoption of shared services.

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