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Pittsburg Students Get Rare Glimpse at Federal Building

Pittsburg Students Get Rare Glimpse at Federal Building

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This blog is reposted from Heartland Region. The original can be found here. Six students and an associate professor from Pittsburg State University’s School of Construction traveled to Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Nov. 20, for a behind-the-scenes look at a...
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Five Years of Open Data—Making a Difference

Five Years of Open Data—Making a Difference

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In May 2009, Data.gov was an experiment. There were questions: would people use the data? would agencies share the data? and would it make a difference? We’ve all come a long, long way to answering those questions, starting with only...
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The Democracy of Space

The Democracy of Space

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This Sunday, Mad Men’s mid-century style will be featured on many TV sets throughout the country as the show enters its final season. Don Draper’s office, complete with its closed door, heavy wooden desk, executive chair, and sofa, represents a...
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GSA Steps Up In Response to Hurricane

GSA Steps Up In Response to Hurricane

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GSA’s role in supporting its government partners is never more important than in an emergency.  This week, Hurricane Sandy brought heavy rains, major flooding, and damaging winds to the Northeast, parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and even the Midwest. As a...
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Rethinking our Hiring Needs and Reforming Our Awards Program

Rethinking our Hiring Needs and Reforming Our Awards Program

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Three months ago we began a comprehensive, top to bottom review of all agency operations. We are committed to redoubling  our core mission of promoting efficiency, driving steeper bargains, delivering better value, and creating greater opportunities for government-wide savings. As...
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Operation Home2Work: Providing Jobs and Opportunities for Veterans

Operation Home2Work: Providing Jobs and Opportunities for Veterans

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Last week at GSA’s Operation Home2Work: Veterans Employment and Business Expo private companies, federal agencies, state and local government, and universities came together to provide veterans and veteran-owned businesses information about employment and business opportunities. Several veterans walked away with...
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Communities Coming Together

Communities Coming Together

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Watching communities come together is powerful and inspiring. Last Friday, I joined the White House Office of Public Engagement Director Jon Carson in Atlanta for the first White House Community Partnership Summit. The event brought together over 400 people from...
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