Note: This is a guest blog post by Amando E. Gavino Jr., Director, Office of Network Services, ITS/FAS/GSA. He is responsible for a portfolio of acquisition vehicles that provide government agencies with a diverse set of telecommunications solutions, including Networx, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), SATCOM, Enterprise Mobility, Connections II, and the Federal Relay Service. On… Read more »
CIOs share insights on where to start with FITARA implementation and how to keep the momentum going.
In February 2016, we started a strategic seven-year partnership with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) that represents an estimated $5.4 billion in spend for critical Health IT services and solutions (GSA-DHA Health IT Partnership, 2/4/2016. In just a few short months, it’s already succeeded and proven a model of how we can work across federal… Read more »
Leveraging the buying power of the federal government, collaborating with other federal agencies and industry, and creating acquisition efficiency.
Suggestions for how government leaders can ensure that procurement offices are able to best contribute to mission.
The ability to not only access data but also glean insights from it is key to FITARA’s success. CIOs need access to IT spending, performance and acquisition data to make sound decisions departmentwide.
Technology Business Management is a framework for translating cost, value, and quality between different IT stakeholders. This allows critical collaboration and communication around IT spending, especially under FITARA’s changes.
I love books — I just do. I never get to read as much as I hope, particularly these days, but when one finds a book that causes you to really think… well, that is something that deserves celebration. One of the best ways I’ve found to make books come alive is as part of… Read more »
Too often, agencies develop requirements for goods and services that are over prescriptive and leave little room for industry to offer innovative solutions. Here’s what acquisition experts at GSA and DHS are doing to break that cycle.
A quick examination of the results of a GovLoop survey of 138 public sector professionals on issues related to FITARA helps illustrate why agencies are struggling so much with acquisition waste, duplication and, ultimately, poor governance.