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Kevin Youel Page: GSA to Employ ‘Agile’ Methods in Govt-Wide Acquisition Management

GSAThe General Services Administration has partnered with other agencies to build a digital portal for category-specific procurements across the government, Federal Times reported Friday.

Rutrell Yasin writes GSA’s common acquisition platform will work to help civilian and defense organizations access information on particular classes of product or service offerings.

“We want the category management to be an agile management process,” Kevin Youel Page, assistant commissioner at GSA’s Integrated Award Environment office, told audience at a panel discussion hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.

“We will tackle this in stages and waves and we are stealing some agile concepts from IT development,” Page added, according to the report.

Kenneth Brennan, deputy director for services acquisition in the Office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, said the program involves category managers who will analyze demand and market intelligence.

Yasin reports the marketplace is also intended to help agencies find contract vehicles, compare prices and connect with government procurement experts.

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