Tom Sharpe, David Shive: GSA’s IT Initiatives Underscore Cross-Agency Collaboration

GSATom 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 agreement from IT Schedule 70 to accommodate demand for digital services and address service delivery time frame.

The first Agile BPA helped GSA to develop a public dashboard for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program within 60 days, according to Sharpe and Shive.

They added the agency’s FedRAMP program management office will publish pre-audit requirements for cloud service providers with the goal to cut the program’s certification process cycle by more than 50 percent.

FAS’ office of integrated technology services, GSA’s Office of the CIO and the Federal Salesforce Community of Excellence also partnered to establish a BPA that works to give agencies access to Salesforce cloud services.

These GSA IT initiatives also support the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act that aims to develop programs to update government-wide acquisition, shared use and software dissemination, Sharpe and Shive noted.

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