For enterprise IT teams seeking ways to deliver on-premises IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of public cloud services, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced the availability of the Nutanix’s Hyperconverged Cloud Infrastructure (HCI) platform to agencies.
The recently launched General Services Administration (GSA) SmartPay Travel Card app is designed to take some of the worry out of official government travel, GSA officials said.
The GSA is concerned that current cloud procurement methods are leading to confusion and a lack compliance with FedRAMP requirements. To curb the contract discrepancies, the GSA released a new RFI seeking industry input to “identify examples of preferred contract language agencies should incorporate to convey FedRAMP requirements in their solicitations,” according to a FedRAMP blog.
The General Services Administration announced Sept. 28 the launch of the FedRAMP Tailored Baseline for Cloud Service Providers with Low-Impact Software-as-a-Service Systems.
The conversations during the planning part of the acquisition process are the most important to the success of the contract vehicle, according to agency procurement officials. “What I think is most important is how we come together to meet the business solutions to enable our mission,” said Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, at AFCEA’s Homeland Security Conference on Sept. 13.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is experimenting with applying blockchain technology to its Schedule 70 Acquisitions, a move that keeps the agency on the cutting edge of technological advances that will ultimately best serve government agencies, according to Jose Arrieta, director of IT 70 Schedule Operations within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.
The General Services Administration on Aug. 1 awarded a maximum 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to 10 telecommunications companies. The awardees include AT&T, BT Federal, Qwest Government Services (doing business as Centurylink QGS), Granite Telecommunications, Level 3 Communications, Manhattan Telecommunications, and Verizon.
The General Services Administration announced that former National Academy of Public Administration general counsel Allison Fahrenkopf Brigati is the new Associate Administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP).
The General Services Administration is close to awarding a $50 billion contract for its Enterprise Infrastructure Solution (EIS), Bill Zielinski, assistant commissioner for category management at GSA, announced July 13.
GSA’s 18F provides positive competition to consultants and contractors, according to Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Bryce Pippert. The proof: the success of DATA Act implementation and the beta website of usaspending.gov.
The transparent reporting of spending data through Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA) requirements will go a long way to increasing public trust in the government, according to legislators and agency officials who spoke at the DATA Summit on June 29.
Government, industry, and the Hill got together for a collaborative powwow about government cloud progress, and specifically FedRAMP, the standardized cloud security certification, at the MeriTalk Cloud Computing Brainstorm on June 7 at the Newseum. The session reviewed progress to date and the path forward for the once-embattled GSA program–and revealed new transparency and important […]
One of the biggest problems in the Federal acquisitions process is the time it takes to process and grant a contract, according to government officials.
Ontario Province announced on Monday that former 18F Deputy Executive Director Hillary Hartley has been appointed as the province’s first chief digital officer.
Managers within some Federal agencies have demonstrated resistance to telework programs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.
Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing solutions have been added to CTAC’s GSA IT 70 Federal Supply Schedule, according to a February CTAC announcement.
Aaron Snow, senior adviser for the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service, announced he is leaving government on Feb. 28.
The General Services Administration’s information security practices contain deficiencies in five of eight FISMA program areas, according to an independent evaluation done by KPMG, a professional auditing company.
The General Services Administration announced a shared services vision that aims to reduce risk, eliminate redundancy, and maximize government buying power.
The General Services Administration has reached a software acquisition agreement with Adobe to provide streamlined data security and electronic solutions for government, enabling agencies to meet the requirements of Federal information security and electronic government policy.
The General Services Administration’s in-house technology service, 18F, has announced new vulnerability disclosure policies for its parent organization, the Technology Transformation Service, to enable security researchers to more easily report vulnerabilities on TTS-operated systems.
The General Services Administration is working on a new approach to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which would allow agencies to bypass certain security requirements based on the type of data being collected.
The General Services Administration is aiming to increase clarity and efficiency of purchases made through its contract vehicle through the formalization of the Transactional Data Reporting rule, which asks contractors to electronically report key procurement data.
The incoming Trump administration plans to get rid of 18F, the digital services team located within the General Services Administration that has been criticized recently for its spending practices, according to a senior administration official. Republican Donald Trump won the presidential election on Nov. 8, raising questions about what lies ahead for Federal IT.
The General Services Administration will start a council of agency Web and digital directors by Dec. 8, according to a memorandum from Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
With one inspector general report accusing it of gross mismanagement of taxpayer dollars and two more reports on the way, longtime Federal IT professionals warn that the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services startup may have set itself up for failure.
The General Services Administration’s digital services organization, known as 18F, has consistently overestimated revenue projections by tens of millions of dollars, allowed IT staff to spend more than half of their time on non-billable projects, and continued to hire employees at the top of the Federal pay scale despite losses that now amount to more than $31 million, a new inspector general report found.