GSA Seeks to Better Manage IT

The Proposed FY 2020 Budget request for the General Service Administration’s (GSA) https://www.gsa.gov is for $11 billion to invest in strategic innovative solutions to strengthen the U.S cyber and physical infrastructure. GSA is continually interested in investing in ways to support the government’s management of information technology.

The Presidents FY 2020 Budget for GSA seeks to:

  • Provide $150 million to support the Technology Modernization Fund to provide a central mechanism for retiring and replacing antiquated legacy IT systems that are not cost-effective or pose security risks
  • Provide $25.9 million in investments to support government-wide management of IT reporting, to include management of the Federal IT Dashboard, and to establish a new project management office for the government-wide implementation of technology business management principles
  • Provide $58.4 million for the Federal Citizen Services fund to support programs and activities to enhance cybersecurity and the citizens’ ability to securely interact with federal agencies

 

The 2018 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy called “Cloud Smart” is a long term, high level strategy to drive cloud adoption in federal agencies. GSA realizes that there is an increased demand for cloud computing and the market has evolved to offer professional services to support cloud-oriented products.

Changes have taken place with “IT Schedule 70’s Cloud SIN”. Customers have been using IT70 to buy cloud products but now IT70 Cloud SIN will be available to include the cloud oriented IT professional services that customers need.

As announced in February, GSA is using technology to help improve communications and establish productive industry relationships by establishing the “eBuy Open GSA First pilot”.

This project is working to improve transparency and to increase competition through the use of GSA’s eBuy, an online Request for Quote (RFQ) system.

This pilot is working to draw more vendor participation by releasing post-award eBuy RFQ information on GSA procurements via FedBizOpps http://fbo.gov to help identify new subcontracting opportunities.

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