Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of Information Technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the IT category recorded more than $30 billion in fiscal 2020 revenue, up from the previous fiscal year’s $26.5 billion, Federal News Network reported Thursday.
“That really represents the trust that the federal agencies have put in us, the customer service, the support in reducing the acquisition lead time, the innovation, the data transparency, all of the things that the federal agencies have put their trust into ITC in order to make that happen,” Stanton said during a panel sponsored by ACT-IAC. She noted that the figures are not yet final.
“Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.
Stanton said GSA also advanced efforts to promote robotics process automation, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies and plans to launch new acquisition vehicles this year under Polaris and ASTRO governmentwide acquisition contracts for small businesses.
“We also launched the IT acquisition university, which is about the digitization of the workforce, and how that’s beginning to change how we get out new information on how to buy and about technology,” Stanton said during the panel.