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Denise Turner Roth Talks Plans for GSA’s Tech Transformation Service

Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Monday that she expects the Technology Transformation Service to help GSA demonstrate how emerging technology platforms could be applied in the government space. “So that’s everything from the implementation, the exploration of what’s coming on deck …

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GAO Study: Agencies ‘Generally Satisfied’ With 18F, USDS Support Services

digital government

A survey by the Government Accountability Office has found that agency project managers are “generally satisified” with the information technology support services they have received from the Office of Management and Budget‘s U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found that 18F provided development and consulting …

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David Shive: GSA’s 18F Hub Plans to Recover Costs in 2019

David Shive

Dave Shive, acting commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s technology transformation service, has said GSA’s 18F digital services organization plans to become cost recoverable by 2019, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Shive told a MeriTalk event audience that 18F is required to be cost recoverable and the organization is faced with a challenge …

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GSA Creates 4 New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers


The General Services Administration has established four special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity service offerings under GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contracting vehicle to support the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan. GSA said Monday all Schedule 70 vendors that offer penetration testing, incident response, cyber hunt and risk and vulnerability assessment services will …

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GSA’s David Shive: Agencies Need to Modernize IT Systems Even Without Legislation

David Shive

David Shive, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has said federal agencies should update legacy systems whether or not Congress takes legislative action on the matter, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes Shive, who also serves as acting commissioner at GSA’s Technology Transformation Service, described the White House’s proposed bill to …

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GSA Seeks to Add ‘Other Direct Costs’ to Multiple-Award Schedule Program; Tom Sharpe Comments


The General Services Administration has released a new policy change proposal that seeks to add other direct costs to the Multiple Award Schedule program to support agency access to order-level materials. The proposed GSA Regulation rule is intended to help customer agencies and industry partners to respectively procure and provide OLMs through …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Aims to Shed Light on Agencies’ ‘Other’ Professional Services Procurement

Tiffany Hixson

The General Services Administration has launched a strategy that aims to help government agencies change the way they procure and manage professional services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes GSA has found that agencies spend approximately $63 billion annually on professional services and that up to 40 percent of that acquisitions are labeled …

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GAO: Public-Private Partnerships Hold Limited Role in Govt Property Disposal


The U.S. Government Accountability Office has found there is limited use of public-private partnerships in the management and disposal of underutilized government real property. GAO said Tuesday General Services Administration officials stated GSA reviews public-private partnerships on a case-by-case basis and partnerships are considered for fewer than 10 cases every year. Those officials also told GAO that …

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