Statement by GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

Budget makes investments to optimize the federal footprint to save taxpayers millions, improve digital services, advance responsible use of Artificial Intelligence, and accelerate a clean transportation future

WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025. Following historic progress made since the President took office—with nearly 15 million jobs created and inflation down two-thirds—the Budget protects and builds on this progress by lowering costs for working families, investing in America and the American people, cutting wasteful spending, and reducing the deficit.

“The President’s Budget reflects critical, targeted investments that will accelerate GSA’s efforts to right-size the real estate portfolio, ensure the secure and effective use of technology across government, and lead the way toward a clean transportation future,” said Administrator Robin Carnahan. “These sound investments will yield big returns for taxpayers – from reducing real estate leasing costs to making smart, efficient use of technology across government.” 

The Budget makes critical, targeted investments for the American people that will promote greater prosperity and economic growth for decades to come. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is requesting funds in the FY25 Budget to right size the federal footprint and save millions in taxpayer dollars, strengthen and improve digital services across the government including responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and accelerate sustainability through electric vehicle adoption. Examples of this funding include: 

  • Optimize the federal footprint and reduce long term costs through $425 million for a new real estate Optimization Program to allow GSA to reconfigure and renovate federal buildings to better utilize space and to expedite the disposition of unneeded federal facilities. This would help save taxpayers millions by avoiding expensive leases while making better use of existing federal space. This program would complement two key legislative proposals included in the President’s budget: ensuring GSA has full access to the revenues and collections in the Federal Buildings Fund annually and increasing the prospectus threshold from $3.9 million to $10 million. The budget would also build on GSA’s recent announcement to initiate the disposition of 23 properties representing a potential reduction of 3.5 million square feet and more than $1 billion in cost avoidance over 10 years.
  • Improve digital services and promote responsible, effective use of AI, and increase the government’s ability to deliver accessible, equitable, and efficient solutions for the American people. This includes $75 million for the Technology Modernization Fund to support government-wide IT projects that address critical technology challenges and modernize digital solutions. The Budget also includes $97 million in direct appropriations to the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support existing and new programs. $7 million of this funding will support the government-wide implementation of the AI Training Act and the national surge for AI talent reflected in the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of AI. Additionally, the Budget includes $26 million in agency contributions to the Federal Citizen Services Fund to support shared digital services like FedRAMP, and the U.S. Web Design System. 
  • Accelerate the nation’s clean transportation future with $10 million to establish the Electric Vehicles Fund, allowing GSA to support the government-wide adoption of electric vehicles and electric vehicle supply equipment.

The Budget builds on the President’s record while achieving meaningful deficit reduction through measures that cut wasteful spending and ask the wealthy to pay their fair share. For more information on the President’s FY 2025 Budget, please visit: The GSA Budget request will be posted at


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $100 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit and follow us at @USGSA.