Tag Archives: General Services Administration

GSA Fosters Discussion for Federal Fleet Electrification; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) held a virtual event to foster discussion on the federal fleet of service vehicles, with topics that tackle the fleet's electrification. The FedFleet 2021 event ran from June 7 to 10 with the participation of over 2.200 professionals in the areas of automotive and fleet management, GSA said Thursday.

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Tim Persons: GAO to Modernize Analytical Operations via Cloud, AI Tech

Tim Persons

Tim Persons, chief scientist of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said GAO is working to digitally transform its operations through cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence. The agency has been working with the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop a refined cloud infrastructure over the past year, among other similar efforts.

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Dave Zvenyach: GSA Plans to Invest in FedRAMP Process Automation

Dave Zvenyac

Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization, said the agency is looking to modernize Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) processes with automation technology. Zvenyach noted that FedRAMP, which set a standardized assessment and certification approach for cloud offerings, generates nonlinear costs as the agency onboards more providers into the program.

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Booz Allen Hamilton Awarded $674M GSA Contract For Advana Data Analytics Platform Support; Leslie DiFonzo Quoted

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton announced on Wednesday the company secured a five-year, $674 million contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to maintain and support the tremendous growth of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advana data analytics platform to improve decision making across the DOD.

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Biden’s 2022 GSA Budget Plan Reflects Federal IT, Real Estate, Fleet Investment Priorities; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) has outlined proposals in President Biden's budget request that would support federal information technology modernization, real estate management and fleet electrification projects for fiscal year 2022. GSA said Friday the White House requested an additional $500 million for priority IT system upgrade and cybersecurity work through the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) program.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana on Governmentwide IT Modernization Plan

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said her office and the Federal CIO Council have kicked off work on a new strategy for governmentwide information technology modernization. Clare Martorana said she expects the new IT modernization plan to come with a holistic approach to IT delivery across the federal government.

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Tim Persons: GAO Plans to Build Up Cloud Capabilities Through Innovation Lab

Tim Persons

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) worked with the General Services Administration (GSA) in March 2020 to come up with a cloud infrastructure for its Innovation Lab through GSA’s Centers of Excellence initiative and Tim Persons, chief scientist at GAO, said the congressional watchdog intends to ramp up its cloud capabilities through the lab to help increase its return on investment.

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GSA, DOE Lab Release Blueprint for GEB Integration Into Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts; Kevin Kampschroer Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have released a report detailing how to integrate grid-interactive efficient building (GEB) technologies into energy savings performance contracts of federal government agencies. GSA plans to leverage the blueprint to select sites that are prime for cost-effective GEB implementation.

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Procurement Collusion Strike Force Combats Illegal Schemes Targeting Federal Contracts; Richard Powers Quoted

Richard Powers

A strike force composed of the FBI, U.S. attorneys and other federal law enforcement agencies have launched more than 24 grand jury investigations in the U.S. and abroad to counter bid-rigging, market allocation, price-fixing and other fraudulent schemes targeting federal contracts. The strike force also has trained over 400 data scientists in the past six months. 

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Industry Experts Share Views on GSA’s Transactional Data Reporting Pilot

GSA Transactional Data

Some industry experts have expressed their views on the Transactional Data Reporting pilot program after the General Services Administration reported steady progress with TDR. In late April, Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive at GSA’s office of government-wide policy, wrote in a blog post that the TDR pilot exceeded targets in three of nine evaluation metrics for fiscal year 2020: contract-level pricing, small business performance and data completeness

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