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Emily Murphy Highlights GSA Data-Driven Progress

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration and a 2019 Wash100 awardee, presented about the agency's use of data to inform decision making during the 2019 ACT-IAC ImagineNation ELC conference, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA's acquisition dashboard has so far helped GSA quantify acquisition progress including the Federal Acquisition Service' record-setting performance this year, she noted.

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Alan Thomas: GSA Seeks to Deliver Better Tools to Acquisition Workforce via COMET Vehicle

Alan Thomas, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the 12 blanket purchase agreements awarded through the CIO Modernization and Enterprise Transformation contract reflect the agency’s effort to modernize the systems it uses to facilitate the acquisition of $50 billion worth of products and services each year from over 20,000 industry partners.

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Anil Cheriyan: GSA Adds AI to Centers of Excellence Program’s List of Modernization Areas

Anil Cheriyan, deputy commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said the agency’s Centers of Excellence program has made artificial intelligence its sixth modernization focus area, Federal Times reported Tuesday.

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GSA IG: Federal Acquisition Service ‘Ineffective’ in Administering Enterprise IT Modernization Contract

The General Services Administration’s Office of the inspector general released a report on Friday stating that the GSA Federal Acquisition Service’s ineffective contract oversight led to issues in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions transition effort. The IG said that FAS failed to ensure that the Transition Ordering Assistance task order met the requirements for the EIS information technology modernization initiative. 

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Crystal Philcox: GSA Advances New Contract-Writing System, Catalog Project Under ‘Federal Marketplace’ Strategy

Crystal Philcox, assistant commissioner of enterprise strategy management at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA has begun streamlining the acquisition process for buyers and suppliers as part of the Federal Marketplace strategy, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Philcox said at an ACT-IAC event on Tuesday that the strategy involves several projects including an update to the contract-writing systems, development of product catalogs, e-commerce portals and schedules consolidation.

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GSA Updates SAM.Gov Beta Website for Potential Developments

The General Services Administration has updated the beta version of SAM.gov, a website designed to consolidate and facilitate federal awarding activities such as contract assistance and management. GSA said in the sixth volume of its "Integrated Award Environment Digest" newsletter that the agency added the website's corresponding set of open source tools in preparation for future modernization.

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Technology Transformation Services Leader Kelly Olson Leaving GSA

Kelly Olson, acting director of the General Services Administration’s technology transformation services, announced she will step down from her role on Jan. 18, Nextgov reported Thursday. She's held the role with the agency since August.and intends to join the private sector after concluding her duties. 
 

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Business Vet Anil Cheriyan Appointed to Lead Two GSA Services

Anil Cheriyan, former executive vice president and chief information officer of SunTrust Banks, has been appointed to fill two roles at the General Services Administration, effective early January. The GSA said Friday he will serve as director of the Technology Transformation Services and deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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