GSA Network Services Conference Opens in Dallas
August 11, 2008
Contact: Robert Lesino, (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration today kicked off its Network Services Conference, which is tailored to help Federal, state and local client agencies better understand and utilize GSA’s network services solutions.
The event, being held in Dallas through Aug. 14, features information and experts on the vehicles that will help GSA’s client agencies meet their telecom needs for the next decade. Attendees will learn about the vast portfolio of network services, products, services and solutions offered by GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, Office of Integrated Technology Services (FAS/ITS).
Federal and state IT professionals will also have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the latest network technologies and services that are enabling a global, fully interoperable, secure, and seamless government network services infrastructure.
Keynote speakers include Vince Poscente, a best-selling author and business consultant; Kay Koplovitz, the first woman cable television network president; Dr. Michio Kaku, co-founder of string field theory; and Gary Hoover, author and technology speaker; as well as GSA’s Karl Krumbholz, Director, Network Services and John C. Johnson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services.
Highlights of the conference include:
• Remarks by Karen Evans, OMB, as well as senior GSA leaders on the challenges government faces in the fast paced world of information and network services and the future of the ITS network services portfolio;
• Informative sessions by government experts and industry partners on the ITS portfolio of network solutions offerings;
• An exhibit hall with the latest technology solutions offered by FAS/ITS Industry Partners;
• Information on ITS services geared for state and local officials;
• Updates on the progress of the transition to Networx contracts;
• And information sessions on Trusted Internet Connections (TIC).
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased
buildings and 208,000 vehicles.
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
• GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did You Know? GSA manages the Federal Relay Contract which provides nationwide telecommunications relay service for the hearing and/or speech impaired?