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GSA Expo 2002 Opens

May 21, 2002

SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Expo and conference opened here Tuesday. The GSA is one of the three central management agencies in the federal government, which assist federal agencies in serving the public through acquisition services and management policies. The annual customer outreach showcases over 700 commercial companies with GSA contracts.

In conjunction with the Expo is a training conference offering over 100 hours of coursework, some which can be take for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit. Seminars include best practices in procurement, innovations in technology, and career-building topics.

The event is expected to draw a cross-section of attendees from Federal employees, government prime- and sub-contractors. Established in 1949, the GSA currently operates on annual budget of approximately $16 billion with over 14,000 employees. The GSA affects almost $66 billion in financial transactions throughout the government annually.

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