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GSA Network Services Conference Promotes New IT Solutions

”A Stronger America Through Technology - New Challenges, New Opportunities”

GSA# 10618

August 10, 2009
Contact: Robert Lesino, (202) 501-1231
robert.lesino@gsa.gov


WASHINGTON — IT professionals from across government are gathering this week in Chicago at the U.S. General Services Administration’s Network Services Conference to learn how GSA’s IT products and services leverage technology to make government more efficient, secure and transparent.
 
The event, which runs through Aug. 13, features GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Office of Integrated Technology Services’ vast portfolio of network services, products, and solutions.  Additionally, GSA’s experts will help agencies identify and meet their telecom needs for the next decade.
 
“Network services and information technology play a critical role in supporting the Administration’s priorities and the business of government,” said GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner James A. Williams. “This conference shows how the latest network technologies and services can enable a fully interoperable and secure government IT infrastructure.”

Keynote GSA speakers include GSA Deputy Administrator Barnaby L. Brasseux; FAS Commissioner James A. Williams; Edward J. O’Hare, Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services; and Network Services Director Karl Krumbholz.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Discussion of the challenges the government faces in the fast-paced world of information and network services, and the future of the network services portfolio;
  • Information sessions on the GSA portfolio of network offerings and solutions;
  • An exhibit hall with the latest technology solutions offered by GSA industry partners;
  • Information on technology services geared towards state and local officials;
  • Updates on the progress of the transition to Networx contracts; and
  • Information sessions on how GSA’s Networx offerings can help agencies comply with the OMB mandate to move to Trusted Internet Connections.

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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 213,000 vehicles.
• GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 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 that provides nationwide telecommunications relay service for the hearing and/or speech impaired.