• GSA is a 12,000-person agency with a $27B annual budget. GSA manages 140 different funding sources that range from internal to Department of Defense (DoD) that have spent $21.8B in GovCon spending since 2013.
  • GSA will be the Government-Wide Authority for the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) if the legislation passes. GSA currently manages and benefits from six GSA-specific funds (Federal Buildings, General Supply, Acquisition Services, Government-Wide Policy, IT, and Working). Since 2013, these funds have generated $20.9B in discretionary spending. If/when the MGT is made into law, GSA could possibly inherit the management of another fund that is authorized to spend $500M over the next two fiscal years.
  • More than $40B flows through GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts every year. In FY15, ~8% of Government needs were procured through the GSA MAS contracts; GSA had over 19,000 MAS contracts in FY12, and ~40% of the 19,000 GSA MAS contracts generate sales.

GSA FAS.

Goal #1: Consolidation.

  • GSA FAS market research for entity validation solutions to possibly replace the DUNS number (Dun dun DUUUUN…sorry we couldn’t resist).
  • GSA FAS is assisting the White House Innovation Office in market research for Centers of Excellence where FAS will provide the program management and shared resources and consolidate tools, methodologies, and techniques.
  • GSA FAS assisting their counterpart, GSA Office of Unified Shared Services Management (USSM) in market research for Software As A Service (SAAS) capability for financial management solutions.
  • GSA FAS has expressed that they are in favor of the MGT and encourages other agencies to “prime the pump” for modernization. The act, if passed and funded, “will be great,” Thomas told FCW in an interview after his presentation.

Goal #2: Cost Simplification.

Goal #3: Supply Chain Security.

  • Section 801 or the “Amazon Amendment” of the House version of FY18 NDAA, which passed the House this week with a large majority, is currently silent on how GSA or the vendor will monitor compliance with cybersecurity requirements in order to ensure counterfeit products do not enter the supply chain. That’s not really in line with the goal.
  • The Recent award to Interos Solutions to support GSA FAS OIT Supply Chain Risk Management Vendor Risk Assessment Program.
  • GSA FAS 18F RFP out for Document Authentication Services for Login.Gov.
  • GSA FAS is experimenting with blockchain technology and proof-of-conceptbut admittingly doesn’t have the talent in-house.
  • GSA FAS 18F is currently looking for feedback on Federal Cloud Infrastructure, FedRAMP and Security Contract Language.

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