Audio: GSA officials announce telepresence capability, provide update on IaaS, FedSpace

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The General Services Administration will be leveraging telepresence at 14 of its offices by January or February of 2011, said Martha Johnson, chief administrator at GSA, during a press briefing at the ACT/IAC Executive Leadership Conference on Oct. 25, in Williamsburg, Va. GSA awared a telepresence contract to AT&T.

During the briefing, Johnson and Dave McClure, associate administrator for GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, spoke to the IT advances GSA has made in the last year and projects on the horizon. McClure provided an update on the status of the agency's infrastructure as a service offering and reconciling certification and accreditation with FedRAMP. He also offered an update on FedSpace, the government-to-government social networking platform, which is currently in beta.

Listen to the press briefing in its entirety below.

Editor's note: This audio file converted at a very low volume. The recording is quiet, but clear, so please turn your speakers up.

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