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David Shive: GSA Ramps Up IT Consolidation Through Acquisition Process Updates, Analytics Adoption

David Shive, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has said GSA has started to update its acquisition processes and adopt predictive analytics tools as part of its efforts to consolidate information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “We are looking at our data management strategies so we can …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA’s Consolidated Professional Services Contract Vehicle Goes Live

The General Services Administration has consolidated eight acquisition contracts for professional services into a new single contract vehicle that opened for business Oct. 1. Tiffany Hixson, a regional commissioner and professional services category executive at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Thursday the agency sought to cut down on contract …

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Cloud.gov IaaS Platform for Web App Development

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has launched the Cloud.gov website to provide an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud platform to support the development, testing and management of Web applications, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that Cloud.gov works to facilitate application development at agencies without the need to use a new environment. …

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Mary Davie: GSA Updates Federal Acquisition Gateway Platform

The General Services Administration has added new tools and information technology categories to an online portal designed to help federal acquisition professionals connect and collaborate with each other. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday …

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Kelly Olson: Challenge.gov to Expand Coverage, Open Fed Marketplace to More Innovation

Kelly Olson, senior innovation adviser and director of the General Services Administration‘s Challenge.gov website, has described the online crowdsourcing portal as a tool that opens government contracting sector to more ideas in an interview with FCW posted Monday. Olson told FCW that Challenge.gov also aims to minimize risk in acquisition and enable agencies to select the best from a …

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GSA’s Martha Dorris to Retire by End of October

Martha Dorris, director of strategic programs at the General Services Administration’s office of integrated technology services, will retire on Oct. 31 after nearly 34 years in government, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Dorris is also a former director at GSA’s office of citizen services and innovative technologies. Dorris helped establish GSA’’s office …

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18F, White House Forge Genomic Health Research Partnership; Phaedra Chrousos, D.J. Patil Comment

The White House and General Services Administration’s 18F have formed a research alliance that will work to develop genomic-based medications, Government Technology reported Wednesday. White House Chief Data Scientist D.J. Patil told TechCrunch’s startup conference that he will collaborate with 18F’s federal development team to implement White House’s Precision Medicine initiative, …

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GSA Develops Digital Building Signage Pilot Program

The General Services Administration has launched a pilot program to develop a digital signage for building architecture under a $2.4 million project. Pyramid Alliance received the contract in June through GSA’s 8(a)STARS II small business governmentwide acquisition contract and will work to design, install and maintain the web-based system, GSA said Tuesday. …

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