It only took six weeks for the General Services Administration to move from an idea to a request for information for its Agile Delivery Services blanket purchase agreement, and the agency won't be pumping the brakes anytime soon.
The General Services Administration's Federal Citizen Services Fund would see an appropriation of $58.4 million for the next fiscal year, under the president's recently unveiled fiscal 2016 budget proposal. The figure is more than a 9 percent jump from fiscal 2015 enacted levels – or about $5.1 million – and significantly more than the offices' fiscal 2014 budget of $50.8 million. Of that $58.4 million, $16 million would go to electronic government, or E-Gov, activities in fiscal 2016.
As local law enforcement, first responders, and other state and local government officials increasingly use mobile devices to share and access information with their federal counterparts, the U.S. government wants to make sure they do so securely.
The General Services Administration is asking Congress for $2.2 billion for the upkeep and construction of federal facilities, under the president's proposed 2016 budget plan.
The federal government Jan. 27 released a long-awaited draft document that establishes a high baseline of security controls for cloud computing service providers, allowing them to host some of the federal government's most sensitive information.
In light of the Jan. 12 hack of U.S. Central Command's social media accounts, the General Services Administration has issued guidance to agencies for responding to "cyber-hijacking."
The General Services Administration doesn't know how many virtual employees it has and many telework arrangements are not fully approved, according to the GSA Office of Inspector General.
The General Services Administration began rolling out its new governmentwide commercial payment system, says a Jan. 21 GSA statement. GSA will begin issuing Chip & PIN-enabled charge cards in sometime January, the statement says, and comes as a result of an Oct. 17, 2014 executive order meant to improve the security of consumer financial transactions.
The General Services Administration announced Jan. 15 that GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini will leave the agency next month. His last day is Feb. 13, but GSA didn't give a reason why he's leaving or where he's going next.
Federal agencies are utilizing more commercial satellite communication services and turning to a joint General Services Administration-Defense Department contract vehicle to help them acquire solutions, according to a Jan. 9 post to the General Services Administration blog.