10/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 12:22
October 27, 2021
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration announced the new investment priorities for 10x, the agency's venture studio program that invests in technology innovation ideas proposed by federal employees. The new investment priorities for the program align with Biden-Harris Administration priorities, including addressing the climate crisis, promoting equity in public service, and increasing engagement between government and the public.
"With 10x, we are harnessing the creativity of the federal workforce in order to address the big challenges in our country - because oftentimes the best ideas come from those who work most closely to the problem," said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan."We're looking forward to a new round of submissions for projects that respond to the needs of the American people, prepare for the climate challenges of the future, and ensure that all members of the public have equitable access to services and information."
All federal employees are eligible to submit their ideas for how the government can better use technology to serve the public directly through the 10x website. Ideas received by November 16th will be considered for funding and 10x expects to start projects in January 2022.
Housed within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) since its founding in 2015, 10x has long been supported by the Federal Citizen Services Fund (FCSF) and kick-started successful government-wide products including login.gov and the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS). To submit ideas and learn more about the new investment priorities, visit 10x.gsa.gov.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a real estate portfolio of more than 370 million rentable square feet nationwide and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA's mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration's four priorities of climate, COVID response, economic recovery and diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information, visit: www.gsa.gov and follow us at @USGSA.