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GSA Does That!? tells the stories of how GSA delivers effective and efficient government through its buildings, acquisitions, and technology. Each episode will give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at the people and programs making the business of government happen. 

GSA Does That!? has something for everyone, featuring interviews with senior leadership, program experts, outside guests, and others who will provide fresh perspectives on GSA's work.

30 Episodes
In episode 14 of GSA Does That!?, host Rob Trubia and GSA's Exodie Roe discuss how GSA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization helps small businesses navigate government contracting. The episode covers vital resources, training, and strategies for entering and thriving in this competitive field.Want to know more?Are you looking for more information about the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Check out the resource below!
GSA Does That!? Episode 13 shines a light on how GSA empowers Tribal Nations. Julie Ramey and Chris James join us to discuss enhancing Indigenous services and supporting Native businesses. Discover their vital role in federal markets and GSA's push for progress. Tune in for a compelling conversation on partnership and empowerment.Want to know more?Are you looking for more information about Native American Affairs? Check out the resource below!
In this episode of GSA Does That!?, we jump into 10x, the program dedicated to revolutionizing government technology through the innovative ideas of federal employees. Discover how the journey to a more efficient government begins with bold visions from everyday civil servants. Join host Rob Trubia as he talks with Will Cahoe, 10x's Communications and Outreach Lead, and Carey Johnston from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a federal employee with a transformative idea.Want to know more?Are you looking for more information about 10x? Check out the resource
In this special episode of GSA Does That!?, we celebrate 20 years of “USAGov en Español.” Join guest host Leilani Martinez for a one-of-a-kind episode as she discusses the federal government’s resources available for Spanish speakers and the team's considerations when developing content for such a diverse user base.Want to know more?Are you looking for more information about USAGov en Español? Check out the resources below!USAGov en EspañolUSAGov BlogUSAGov HistoryMultilingual Community
Have you ever strolled past a federal building and found yourself captivated by its architecture, pondering over the inspiration behind its design and construction? If so, episode 10 of "GSA Does That!?" is for you.Join us as we talk with Chuck Hardy, the Chief Architect of the General Services Administration, and renowned architect Carol Ross Barney.The conversations in this podcast unveil and illuminate the passion and thought that goes into the buildings GSA constructs and manages. Want to know more?Looking for more information about design excellence, art in architecture, or upcoming projects? The resource below can help.GSA Real Estate
State of Charge

State of Charge


In episode 9, listeners take a ride into the future of American transportation. Host Rob Trubia navigates a conversation highlighting the transition of the vast government fleet of over 600,000 vehicles to zero emissions. Want to know more?Looking for more information about how GSA is accelerating the transformation of the federal fleet to zero emissions? The resources below can help.Fleet Electrification
Join us as TMF Executive Director Raylene Yung, tackles some pressing questions about the Technology Modernization Fund. How can agencies access this fund? Who's responsible for green-lighting projects? And who ensures things stay on track? Her insights provide a clearer understanding of TMF's pivotal role in fostering government tech advancements.Want to know more?For a deeper dive into the Technology Modernization Fund, look at these resources to learn more.Technology Modernization Fund WebsiteGetting Started with the TMF
In the second part of episode 7, we highlight what owning a historic lighthouse is like.The episode's special guest is Sheila Consaul, owner of Fairport Harbor West Lighthouse. Sheila shares her journey of restoring her own lighthouse, offering advice for those interested in owning these beautiful and historic structures. Her experience adds a personal touch to the episode and provides invaluable insight.Want to know more?Look at the resources below for more information about the lighthouse
In the 7th episode of "GSA Does That!?" podcast, we sail into the world of lighthouses. Whether you're a lighthouse enthusiast, a history buff, or just curious about lighthouse ownership, you'll learn the inner workings of the lighthouse program and just how the next auctioned lighthouse might become yours.Featured guests John Kelly, GSA New England Regional Director of Real Property Disposition, and Matthew Stuck, US Coast Guard Waterways Manager, provide listeners with an in-depth look into the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act.   Want to know more?Look at the resources below for more information about the lighthouse
The Future of Work

The Future of Work


Curious about the workplace of the future? If so, episode 6 of GSA Does That!? is for you! In this episode, we’re joined by three of GSA’s senior leaders, Deputy Administrator Katy Kale, Nina Albert, Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS), and Sonny Hashmi, Commissioner of Federal Acquisition Service.Tune in and discover how GSA is spearheading the workplace of the future.Want to know more?For a deeper dive into the future of work, look at these resources to learn more.Workplace Innovation Lab
The Future Workforce

The Future Workforce


Our guests for episode 5 are Robin Carnahan, the administrator of GSA, and Kiran Ahuja, the director of the Office of Personnel Management. Both agency leaders share insights into the future workforce of the federal government and just why a career in government is so rewarding.If you've ever considered a career in the federal government, this episode of GSA Does That!? is a must-listen. From tips on how to land a federal job to unveiling some of the lesser-known benefits and opportunities that come with federal employment, you'll gain practical advice and insight that might change your career path.Want to know more?For a deeper dive into federal hiring, look at these resources to learn more.Careers at
Green Proving Ground

Green Proving Ground


In this fourth episode of GSA Does That!?, we talk to Kevin Powell, the director of GSA's Green Proving Ground (GPG). The episode sheds light on the program's revolutionary efforts in transforming federal buildings into testbeds for clean energy innovation.Want to know more?For a deeper dive into the Green Proving Ground, look at these resources to learn more.Green Proving GroundBiden-Harris Administration Invests $30 Million to Advance American-Made Clean Energy Technologies and Accelerate Push for Net-Zero Federal Buildings
In this episode of GSA Does That, we look closely at one of GSA's contracts that is helping to expand contracting opportunities to small businesses. Guests Herman Lyons, a business management specialist, and Jean Fluevog, a contract specialist, offer practical advice on when to know your small business is ready to bid on a GSA Schedule, and then when ready, how to go about it.Want to know more?For a deeper dive into small business opportunities at GSA and across the government, look at these resources to learn more.8(a) STARS 3GSA Small BusinessSell to GovernmentSmall Business Administration2023 FAS Industry Partner Symposium
Episode 2 continues the in-depth look at the Presidential Innovation Fellows program through a conversation with two current fellows. The episode features Scott Gorman, a technology entrepreneur and strategist, and Arunan Skandarajah, a global health technologist. Both serve as Presidential Innovations Fellows, or PIFs, at the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health, or ARPA-H.This episode brings together technology, health, and futurism in one cohesive package. Throughout the interview, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the program, the PIF community, and why they should apply to become a PIF. Want to know more?For a deeper dive into technology at GSA and across the government, look at these resources to learn more.Presidential Innovation FellowsTechnology Transformation ServiceARPA-HGSA Careers
Civic Tech

Civic Tech


The first episode of GSA Does That!? is all about civic tech and bringing technologists into government. Join us as we talk with GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan and Presidential Innovation Fellow Executive Director Rebeca Lamadrid about technologists' impact on government. Learn about GSA's history of leading in civic technology and what being a Presidential Innovation Fellow is all about.The application window for the Presidential Innovation Fellows is open until June 23, 2023. For more information about the program and how to apply, visit you like what you heard in this episode, take a deep dive into the subject by visiting
Welcome to GSA Does That!? the show created to give listners the inside scoop on how GSA delivers effective and efficient government services.With a new episode released every two weeks across all major platforms, there will always be something new to learn about. Whether you're a policy wonk or just looking to learn more about how government works, the podcast promises to have content you'll enjoy. For more information about the podcast, visit:
Join us as we talk with Raylene Yung - Executive Director of GSA’s Technology Modernization Fund Program Management Office. You may know the Technology Modernization Fund by its acronym, the TMF.  The TMF was set up to fund projects for, quote, technology related activities to improve information technology, and to enhance cybersecurity across the federal government.”  While it previously had a relatively small balance sheet, the TMF recently  received a one billion dollar investment thanks to the American Rescue Plan, along with new repayment guidelines. Combine those two with a very aggressive White House cybersecurity agenda and we’ve got a lot to talk about this week. More information:TrainingTechnology Modernization FundEmergency Lodging
In this episode, we talk with Chris Kuang, the U.S. Digital Corps co-founder, about the new two-year fellowship to recruit early-career technologists into government to work and contribute to high-impact efforts. Learn all about this unique opportunity and get the inside scoop on what's to come.More Information:TrainingU.S. Digital CorpsShort Term Rental Program
GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan joins the program. Listen in as Robin discusses how the GSA is striving not to be just the best place to work in government, but the best place for our customers to do business.More Information:Training10x Program
We are excited to have Crystal Philcox, the Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management back on the program. GSA has just issued the FMP Strategy summer 21 release, and Crystal will be walking us through the latest updates and giving us a look at what's next for the program.More InformationTrainingFederal Marketplace Strategy
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