General services administration (GSA).

 
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GSA, a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government, manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8300 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles. GSA also acts as steward to more than 420 historic properties and manages USA.gov, the official portal. GSA's mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov Travel solutions, and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) provides the best value services, products, and solutions to customers and increases overall government effectiveness and efficiency. FAS has 4 business portfolios:

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* Integrated Technology Services

* Assisted Acquisition Services

* General Supplies and Services

* Travel, Motor Vehicles, and Card Services

Benefits of FAS include a deeper understanding by GSA of customer requirements; stronger management of the agency's acquisition processes and programs; and greater integration of GSA business lines to provide multiple channels for customers to acquire the products, services, and solutions needed. FAS makes it possible for GSA to deliver excellent acquisition services efficiently and effectively while providing value to federal customers and the taxpayer.

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GSA's E-Gov Travel Service (ETS) is a Government-wide, web-based service that applies world-class travel management practices to consolidate and aggregate Federal travel. ETS is commercially hosted to minimize technology costs to the Government and to guarantee refreshed functionality. This end-to-end service streamlines travel management and enables the Government to embed teal time visibility into the travel choices so that agencies can optimize their travel budgets. ETS is used by executive branch agencies that are subject to the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR). Visit www.gsa.gov/egovtravel for more information. GSA accommodates Lodging Needs for Federal travelers, at home and abroad:

* Transient Lodging--the Fed-Rooms program provides more than 11,000 quality hotels worldwide, a.11 approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Rates are at or below per diem, travelers can cancel up to 4pm the...

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