Open Government Plan


Start: 2010-04-07, End: 2012-09-30, Publication: 2010-05-14


Our Open Government Plan responds to the Dec. 8, 2009 White House Open Government Directive and is divided into 10 major sections: 1. Executive Summary; 2. Introduction; 3. Leadership, Governance and Culture Change; 4. Open Government Engagement Dialogue; 5. Transparency; 6. Participation; 7. Collaboration; 8. Flagship Initiatives; 9. Cross-Agency Transferability; and 10. Conclusion. The Appendices are included at the end of the plan to allow for easy extraction of stand alone information such as the Strategic Action Plan for Transparency, included as Appendix 3.

We Need Your Input. This plan is designed to be a blueprint of our current and on-going activities to advance a culture of openness here at GSA. We look forward to engaging our employees, stakeholders and the public to further improve GSA. GSA welcomes your input to help improve our operations, streamline the services we provide, and strengthen our customer relationships. Please email us at to let us know: * What data or information do you want GSA to make available to the public? * What additional open government activities would you like to see GSA involved in? * What would you like us to include in our updated open government plan? * How you would like our /Open webpage to evolve?


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:U.S. General Services Administration


The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) touches the lives of nearly every U.S. citizen. We celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2009 and are probably best known in our unofficial capacity as the nation’s landlord. GSA’s Public Building Services (PBS) acquires space on behalf of the federal government through new construction and leasing, and acts as a caretaker for federal properties across the country. We provide office space to more than a million federal employees across the nation and oversee the preservation of over 400 historic buildings. GSA also influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets. GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is the lead organization for procurement of products and services (other than buildings and land) for the federal government.


  • Martha N. JohnsonAdministrator