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GSA to Help Agencies Use Over $1B of New Funds From American Rescue Plan Act; GovCon Events Keynote Dave Zvenyach Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to help agencies handle procurements that use the newly allotted $1 billion in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). GSA will provide expertise to agencies that plan to use funds mandated by the American Rescue Plan Act. Representatives from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the U.S. Digital Service and GSA meet weekly to discuss how the funds would be used.

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GSA’s Dave Zvenyach on Digital Services Unit’s Role in Assisted Acquisition, Government Service Transformation

Dave Zvenyach

Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) unit, has said that TTS has been making progress in its programs and execution of assisted acquisition authorities. TTS and the 18F digital services unit are partnering for assisted acquisition efforts to support agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families.

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GSA’s Katy Kale, Sonny Hashmi on Current Admin’s Priorities, FedRAMP, CMMC Programs

Katy Kale

Katy Kale, acting administrator of the General Services Administration and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and fellow 2021 Wash100 Award winner, talked about the current administration’s four priorities and the future of ongoing programs. “And, as it turns out, FAS has an incredibly integral role to play in all four of them,” Hashmi said. 

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Laura Stanton: IT Category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Reports Over $30B in FY 2020 Revenue

Laura Stanton

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. “Out of that, we also provided more than $2 billion in savings and cost avoidance to the customers out of ITC alone,” she added.

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Biden Administration Names New Executives to GSA Leadership Positions

Containerization

The Biden Administration has appointed new General Services Administration (GSA) officials to spearhead key initiatives, including COVID-19 relief, economic recovery, racial equity and climate. Of the appointments, Katy Kale, former assistant to the President for Management and Administration under President Obama and GSA Chief of Staff, will be the deputy administrator and will serve as the acting administrator.

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GSA FAS Leader Julie Dunne: MAS Contract Vehicle Consolidation Boosted Sales

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne, outgoing commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said her team's consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract vehicle boosted sales from $32 billion to $36 billion between 2019 and 2020. Dunne said her successor must sustain the consolidation's results and complementary catalog management work. 

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GSA Begins 2021 With Release of Two RFIs, Draft Solicitation for Polaris; Keith Nakasone, Allen Hill Quoted

Containerization

The General Services Administration (GSA) started calendar year 2021 with the release of a draft request for proposals for the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract and two requests for information for machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities and a plan to come up with a new contract vehicle for professional services. 

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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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DLA, GSA Officials Talk Supply Chain Mgmt Priorities

Supply Chain Mgmt

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has employed additive manufacturing and other techniques in its supply chain operations to support missions including the delivery of 10,000 face shields to health workers in New York City. Sly Ahn noted that the agency also used a “reverse logistics approach” to its missions beyond COVID-19 response. 

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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

Bob DeLuca

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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