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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 to Waive Three Vendor Requirements Under MAS Solicitation; Jeff Koses Quoted

Jeff Koses

The General Services Administration (GSA) will waive certain requirements for vendors under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program to expand the availability of products and services in support of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. Check out GovConWire's Innovation and Modernization in Federal Acquisitions Forum coming up on Thursday, April 15th. 

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Biden Administration Submits Budget Requests for GSA; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The Biden Administration submitted to Congress on Friday its priorities for the fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. Those priorities included in the submission to Congress was the funding request for the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA). These discretionary investments are an element of President Biden’s broader agenda. The budget also includes $500 million for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). 

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GSA to Expand Single Sign-In Tool to State, Local Government Agencies

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) intends to partner with local and state governments to expand the use of a website that offers single sign-in services to users of programs funded by the federal government. Login .gov provides a cloud-based authentication service that protects the privacy of users.

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GSA Maintains Support for Design-Build Industry Mentorship Program; Allison Azevedo Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced it will continue a partnership that aims to develop the country's workforce of architects and civil engineers (ACE). GSA said Friday its partnership with the ACE Mentor Program of America will run for five more years to help high school students gain interest in the design-build industry.

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GSA’s Governmentwide Policy Office Eyes Updated Guidance on Identity Risk Management

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The Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) plans to release guidance on federal identity, credential and access management (FICAM) next year to cover topics such as managing digital identity risks and single sign-ons. Myers noted that the OGP is willing to launch collaborations on updating the FICAM guidance. “It is deprecated,” Myers said.

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Alion Awarded $12 Million GSA OASIS Task Order for Flight Related Software Operational Test & Evaluation; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

Alion Science and Technology announced on Thursday that the company has received a potential five-year, $12 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to test, evaluate, and validate mission planning functions for the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, located at Eglin Air Force Base. This task order was awarded under the General Services Administration (GSA). 

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GSA Sets Completion Target for Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation; Stephanie Shutt Quoted

Stephanie Shutt

The General Services Administration (GSA) expects to conclude the third phase of its Multiple Award Schedule consolidation effort by the end of 2021. GSA announced the completion of the second phase of MAS consolidation in August 2020 and now wants vendors holding multiple contracts to submit plans by the end of the year. 

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NARA Drives Records Digitization, Data Management Efforts

National Archives and

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is ramping up efforts to support massive amounts of electronic records as part of a digital archiving initiative. NARA is coordinating with the Chief Data Officers Council on implementing data management practices while working to establish Electronic Records Archives 2.0, which will manage the storage, transfer and scheduling of electronic records from agencies.

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GSA to Hold Auction for Excess Cryptocurrency Assets

Cryptocurrency

The General Services Administration (GSA) will hold its second-ever cryptocurrency sale on March 29th as part of the federal government’s clearinghouse operations for excess bitcoin assets. GSA Auctions will open commission-free bidding activities at 4 p.m. CT. Winning bidders must have a digital wallet and are required to make payments through wire transfer by April 2nd.

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