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GSA’s Allen Hill: Agencies Must Accelerate EIS Task Order Awards Before Transition Deadline

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Allen Hill, acting deputy assistant commissioner for category management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Information Technology Category, has said that agencies must expedite their respective Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) transition efforts. Thirty percent of federal agencies have finished issuing EIS task orders as of Sept. 30th, according to the report.

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GSA Looks to Release Handbook on RPA Monitoring, Access Mgmt

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The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to publicly release a handbook to help agencies seeking to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) into their operations. Ken Myers, cyber policy and strategy planner at the agency, said communities of interest can work to establish ethical guidelines for the assessment of these digital workers.

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GSA Names Payman Sadegh as New CDO; Bob De Luca Quoted

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Payman Sadegh has been appointed as chief data officer (CDO) with the General Services Administration (GSA). Sadegh will succeed Kris Rowley, the first appointed CDO, who left the agency for the private sector March 31 after serving a seven year tenure. In the interim, deputy chief information officer, Beth Killoran, served as acting CDO.

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GSA Updates $4.4B DoD Office 365 BPA Following CMMC Integration; Allen Hill Quoted

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has refined requirements for a potential $4.4 billion Microsoft Office 365 implementation contract as the agency works to integrate Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) into contract language. 

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Crystal Philcox on Tech Project Updates in GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release

Crystal Philcox

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of the office of Enterprise Strategy Management at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), wrote in a blog post published Monday about updates on technology projects, policies and processes as part of GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Fall 2020 Release. Philcox said the Verified Product Portal is expected to come online in November 2020. 

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GSA to Implement New Digital Signing, Multi Factor Authentication in Contracting

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced it will require contractors to use the DocuSign platform to digitally sign offers and modification requests starting Nov. 30. Contractors would use DocuSign when applying via eOffer/eMod, a tool designed to electronically facilitate contract offer submissions and modification requests, GSA said Wednesday.

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GSA, DoD Re-Award $4.4B DEOS BPA to CSRA; Dana Deasy, Emily Murphy Quoted

Dana Deasy

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Defense have re-awarded the approximate $4.4 billion, ten-year Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to CSRA, with Contractor Teaming Partners Dell Marketing L.P. and Minburn Technology Group. “DEOS is a key part of the Department’s Digital Modernization Strategy," said DoD CIO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, Dana Deasy.

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GSA Eyes NewPay Capabilities Deployment by Fall; Amy Haseltine Quoted

Amy Haseltine

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to release by fall the NewPay program’s first set of capabilities. Amy Haseltine, director of the quality service management office (QSMO) for civilian human resource transaction service and director of the NewPay management office at GSA, said the QSMO is in the process of completing a minimally viable product for NewPay.

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GSA Issues Field Guide for Cybersecurity Risk Prevention

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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) 18F digital services unit has released a field guide to help federal agencies mitigate cyber risks in their systems. The federal field guide covers various topics related to cyber strategy development including planning, acquisition and execution. Other recommendations include executing incremental technology deployment and developing a budget strategy for risk mitigation prototyping efforts.

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