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Monday, October 16, 2006

Doan Signs Order, Completes GSA Reorganization

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Lurita Doan, Administrator of General Services at the U.S. General Services Administration today implemented the agency's much anticipated Federal Acquisition Service.

Signing GSA Order ADM 5440.591, Administrator Doan completed the agency's process in bringing about the reorganization of the agency's former Federal Technology and Federal Supply Services.

This act authorizes the FAS reorganization and establishes a new, single GSA fund -- the Acquisition Services Fund. Today's official implementation of FAS enables GSA to provide improved customer service and focus; greater career opportunities for employees; greater business flexibility for acquisition solutions; enhanced financial management and accountability; increased efficiencies; greater standardization within FAS and with external industry partners, while allowing for more innovation; and better support of the President's Management Agenda.

GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single "point of entry" to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate. This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.

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