GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth Connects Silicon Valley StartUps to the Federal Cybersecurity Conversation in GSA’s Cyber Industry Day

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, Administrator Denise Turner Roth of the U.S. General Services Administration gave remarks at GSA’s Cyber Industry Day. The effort was in support of President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) bringing together government and industry partners to discuss GSA's role in the CNAP. Today’s industry day is the first of it’s kind in Silicon Valley following up the DC-based industry day workshop held last month.  

GSA Administrator Denise Roth
“Given GSA’s reputation as a leading resource for secure, state-of-the-art federal government technology solutions, President Obama has tasked our agency with several key responsibilities under his Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). We are convening this forum in the Bay Area, home to many best-in-class cybersecurity companies, to strengthen our relationships with their leaders, and make it easier for them to offer solutions to the federal marketplace.”   

CNAP is the capstone of more than seven years of determined effort by this Administration, building upon lessons learned from cybersecurity trends, threats, and intrusions.  The plan directs the federal government to take many new actions immediately to test, assess, and address cybersecurity issues while fostering the conditions required for long-term improvements in our approach to cybersecurity across government, the private sector, and our personal lives. To better support the CNAP, this industry day highlighted new and emerging cybersecurity services that are needed in the federal marketplace and further explained how GSA is making it easier for industry to deliver those services to federal agencies.  Another key part of the plan is the IT Modernization Fund, which will channel $3.1 billion in IT spending to modernize, retire, or replace the most vulnerable and important systems in government.

The mission of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services to the government and the American people. As the real estate and procurement arm of the federal government, GSA is a driver of innovation, technology, sustainability and economic development in cities and communities across the nation.

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Last Reviewed 2016-07-18