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

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 18F Team Conducts Study on Auction Via Micro-Purchase API

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has conducted an experiment on an auction that involved bidding via the micro-purchase team’s application program interface on the cloud.gov platform. Michael Torres and Alan deLevie, 18F acquisition management consultant, said in a blog post published Tuesday the auction used Amazon Web Services technology …

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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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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB’s Category Mgmt Policy Seeks to Streamline Mobile Device Procurement

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a policy that aims to facilitate the procurement and management of mobile devices and related services by federal agencies through category management. OMB’s Category Management Policy 16-3 seeks to reduce duplicate mobile contracts and help agencies manage their mobile service inventories, Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and …

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