GSA Does That!?

GSA Does That!?

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.

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February 27, 2024 44 mins

In the premiere of GSA Does That!? Season 2, it’s all about GSA's sustainability efforts with Administrator Robin Carnahan and special guest, Blue Green Alliance Executive Director, Jason Walsh. They discuss creating high-quality jobs, reducing energy costs, and fostering healthier communities through sustainable government operations and investments, including low embodied carbon materials and carbon-free electricity for GSA&...

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Welcome back for Season 2 of GSA Does That!? the show that gives you the inside scoop on how GSA works to deliver for the American People.

With a new episode released every two weeks across all major platforms, there will always be something new to learn about. Whether we’re talking tech, real estate, the federal marketplace, or something else, GSA Does That!? provides you with something new and fresh. 

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November 28, 2023 27 mins

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.

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November 14, 2023 35 mins

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.

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October 31, 2023 30 mins

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 Agenc...

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October 16, 2023 41 mins

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.

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September 29, 2023 41 mins

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.

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September 19, 2023 34 mins

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. 

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Looking for more information about how GSA is accelerating the transformation of the federal fleet to zero emissions? The resources below can help.

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September 5, 2023 30 mins

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.

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August 22, 2023 33 mins

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 M...

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August 22, 2023 40 mins

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.

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August 8, 2023 27 mins

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.

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July 25, 2023 47 mins

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 ...

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July 11, 2023 37 mins

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.

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June 27, 2023 31 mins

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.

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June 12, 2023 29 mins

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.

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May 30, 2023 31 mins

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.

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May 26, 2023 1 min

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.

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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 T...

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October 21, 2021 38 mins

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.

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