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GSA Won't Move Forward On Cyber Center In 2016


The General Services Administration has revealed its top priorities for the coming fiscal year.

GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth outlined what the agency’s focus will be in a conference call on Tuesday. Among the topics touched on was a shift in focus to projects further along in the federal funding process, the Washington Business Journal reports.

The GSA opted not to seek funding in the 2017 budget for a planned civilian cyber center in the DC region, but cybersecurity remains a top priority for the administration. President Obama has included $3.1B to address IT modernization as part of his 2017 budget request.

For 2017, the agency will concentrate on major initiatives, including the ongoing search for new digs for the FBI, and a planned FEMA HQ at St. Elizabeths. As previously announced, the president’s budget already includes $267M for the consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security at St. Elizabeths, and $1.4B in GSA and Department of Justice funding for the FBI HQ.

In addition to the FBI HQ, there remain several huge GSA deals on the market for aspiring developers and brokers. The Department of Labor is looking to swap the 1.8M SF Frances Perkins building for a new building up to 1.4M SF near a Metro stop, while the Federal Election Commission is looking to consolidate and move out of its 137k SF at 999 Eye St. [WBJ]