The U.S. General Services Administration has launched a program that lets government agencies purchase mobile offerings and services from a group of pre-screened vendors, according to a Nextgov article published on Thursday.
Joseph Marks writes that GSA’s managed mobility program will help agencies acquire technology to ensure that employees use mobile devices and applications safely.
“GSA’s managed mobility program gives agencies the tools they need to buy once and buy well, saving taxpayer dollars and keeping pace with leading-edge mobile technologies,” said Dan Tangherlini, GSA acting administrator.
GSA said it selected nine vendors that address the federal government’s requirements for a mobile management system.
Tools offered in the program let government information technology personnel remotely wipe data from stolen or lost devices.
The agency previously entered into a bulk procurement agreement with four wireless services providers, aiming to save the government $300 million annually over five years.