GSA Hosts First-Ever Technology Industry Day in Washington, DC
Private industry and government came together to find best ways to deliver 21st century technology to federal agencies
WASHINGTON — Today Administrator Denise Turner Roth of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hosted the first-ever Technology Industry Day alongside Acting Technology Transformation Service (TTS) Commissioner David Shive, the Chief Technology Officer Navin Vembar, Assistant Commissioner of Integrated Technology Services Mary Davie and Executive Director of 18F Aaron Snow. The Industry Day provided a better understanding of GSA’s path to improve the government’s outdated technology systems.
In a moderated panel, the leadership team shared their insights about the future of GSA’s role in making it easier for agencies to create and buy technology. Vendors also had the opportunity to view demos on current projects, hear from customers and ask questions about the new service to gain clarity on ways they can work with TTS.
“I think of the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) as the ‘launchpad’ to set us up for the next big public sector expedition in technology, building a strong foundation for the federal government’s modernization efforts,” said Administrator Roth. “We expect TTS to have a huge impact on how the government delivers services and information to the public, businesses, and other important stakeholders long into the future.”
“TTS is driving toward a world where we don’t spend all of our time solving existing challenges, but rather anticipate what will be needed ahead of time and pre-empt problems before they arise,” said Acting Commissioner Shive. “We want to meet the expectations of Americans and what they use in their personal lives and apply that to their professional lives by making tech available and applicable.”
About Technology Transformation Service (TTS)
The new Technology Transformation Service applies modern methodologies and technologies to improve the public’s experience with government by helping agencies make their services more accessible, efficient, and effective, and by itself providing services that exemplify these values. The service builds, provides and shares technology applications, platforms, processes, personnel, and software solutions to federal agencies in an effort to help them better serve the public.
GSA is America's only source solely dedicated to procuring goods and services for government. As an integral part of GSA, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) possesses unrivaled capability to deliver comprehensive products and services across government at the best value possible.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people.
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