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GSA Highlights USSM’s Govt Shared Services Efforts at Industry Day

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The General Services Administration has facilitated an industry day to underscore the GSA Unified Shared Services Management office’s efforts to deliver government-wide shared services across agencies. GSA said Monday government participants gave industry partners an overview of the federal shared services ecosystem during the event. “Shared Services is about delivering mission support functions – acquisition, human resources, …

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Mary Davie: GSA Forms Single Telecom Services Program to Prepare for EIS Contract Award

Mary Davie

The General Services Administration has combined one program office and 11 regional programs for network services to form a single national program that will work to facilitate the procurement of regional and wide-area network telecommunications services by federal agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Rolls Out Cyber Special Item Number in Support of White House Cybersecurity Plan

Denise Turner Roth

The General Services Administration has launched a new special item number for cybersecurity platforms and services and collaborated with other federal agencies to develop procurement support to facilitate cyber vulnerability assessments of government information technology systems. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in a blog post published Monday such actions are part …

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Tom Sharpe, David Shive: GSA’s IT Initiatives Underscore Cross-Agency Collaboration


Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s federal acquisition service, and GSA Chief Information Officer David Shive have highlighted the agency’s information technology initiatives that seek to foster partnerships across the government. Sharpe and Shive wrote in a blog post published Tuesday GSA’s 18F organization led efforts to create the Agile Services blanket purchase …

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Coalition for Government Procurement Submits Questions on Transactional Data Reporting Pilot to GSA


The Coalition for Government Procurement has submitted a set of questions on transactional data reporting pilot gathered from members of the coalition to the General Services Administration. In a letter addressed Wednesday to GSA senior procurement executive Jeff Koses, CGP asked the agency to answer more than 60 questions before …

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IG Report: GSA Implements Multi-Factor Authentication for 11 of 18 IT Systems


The General Services Administration‘s inspector general has found that GSA has adopted multi-factor authentication for 11 of its 18 covered information technology systems in compliance with government policies for data systems. GSA IG said in a report released Wednesday that the agency’s access control procedures comply with the National Institute of Standards …

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GSA Releases FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report Template for Cloud Providers, 3rd-Party Auditors


The General Services Administration has created a pre-audit template for cloud service providers and third-party assessment organizations to demonstrate a CSP’s readiness to go through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that GSA released the FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report template as …

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GSA’s Tiffany Hixson: Bid Protests Unavoidable in Contract Award Processes

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Tiffany Hixson of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has described bid protests as an inevitable part of contract award processes, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes GSA officials have noted that bid protests seem unavoidable despite efforts to engage industry throughout the lifecycle of a bidding process. “I’m …

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