The General Services Administration has expanded its role to support presidential candidates from both parties with preparations for possible transitions to federal government leadership positions.
Casey Coleman, group vice president for civilian agencies at Unisys‘ federal business, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday for Federal Times that a new GSA program will offer both candidates’ teams with office space, computers, mobile devices and service to support planning efforts for the transition period.
“This arrangement — already in place with candidates from both parties — gives both candidates’ teams access to key government data,” said Coleman.
“This is important because new administrations tend to want to sweep away everything associated with the previous office holders upon their arrival in Washington… It also elevates the importance of IT and management issues like procurement reform.”
Coleman added that other focus areas for the incoming administration will include talent management, the federal budget process, cybersecurity approaches and innovation.