Yesterday, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson was the keynote speaker at a Potomac Officerâs Club luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in Tysonâs Corner, Va.
Johnson spoke about the agencyâs goal of Zero Environmental Footprint, which she called both a âbig hairy audacious goalâ (BHAG) and this generationâs âmoon shot.â Johnson, who was nominated by President Barack Obama this past February said, âYes, we CANâ achieve this lofty goal.
The deadline for GSAâs new sustainability plan to be submitted to the White House was last night at 5 p.m. Johnson held the nearly 100-page plan in front of the audience during yesterdayâs luncheon and she said, âGSA is not just talking about it; weâre doing it.â
Johnson called GSA the âstorefrontâ and a catalyst for other agencies. Moreover, she spoke about the shared work ahead with the private sector and that GSA, which is now on the front lines of Obamaâs agenda, cannot achieve the sustainability goals alone. There needs to be more collaboration, not just participation, Johnson said. She said she believes there needs to be a clear distinction between these two forms of open government.
Johnson also spoke about a recent trip to Georgia with some of GSAâs top leaders to build new sustainability ideas. Additionally, she also talked about GSAâs plans to hire a large amount of new talent in the coming months and become âthe cool place to work.”
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