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

Denise Turner Roth
Denise Turner Roth

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 of GSA’s initiative to update its acquisition vehicles in support of the Obama administration’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

GSA has also implemented the “Making It Easier to Work With Government” program that seeks to help small businesses and vendors of cybersecurity products and services secure contracts through the agency’s multiple award schedules, said Roth, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016.

She also cited that GSA has made updates to the Acquisition Gateway’s IT category and has notified procurement and program managers about cybersecurity-focused acquisition vehicles.

GSA’s 18F digital services team has teamed up with the Office of Management and Budget to help draft guidance that seeks to help agencies develop implementation plans for legacy IT system updates in support of CNAP, Roth added.

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