Tag Archives: Federal Acquisition Service

Laura Stanton: On-Ramps, No-Price Awards Among Features GSA Wants for Polaris GWAC

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 GSA is looking to integrate key features to the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract for small IT businesses. Those features include on-ramps, access to emerging technologies and no-price awards with pricing negotiated at the task order level to drive competition.

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Julie Dunne: Federal Acquisition Security Council Could Help Government Address Supply Chain Risk

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne, former commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), wrote in a commentary that the U.S. government should recognize the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) and how it could help address supply chain security risks facing agencies. “The FASC presents an opportunity for a unified federal government approach in partnership with vendors to address supply chain risk in federal acquisitions,” she said.

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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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Sonny Hashmi: GSA to Co-Chair COVID-19 Workforce Group

Sonny Hashmi

Sonny Hashmi, commissioner at the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service (GSA FAS) and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, has announced that GSA will serve as co-chair of the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force to help the government address issues brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency is exploring various processes and policies to enhance procurement efforts. 

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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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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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Bob DeLuca to Assume Deputy CIO Role at FDIC

Bob DeLuca

Bob DeLuca, interim director at the General Services Administration's (GSA) Technology Transformation Service, is slated to return to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as deputy information chief officer Dec. 21st. Emily Murphy, GSA administrator and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said FDIC agreed to maintain DeLuca's employment throughout the span of his temporary detail. 

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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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