Technology Council Recommends Improvements for GSA
GSA # 10425
December 3, 2007
Contact: Brian Fillpot (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced that the GSA Working Group of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has provided the agency with valuable suggestions.
“The Northern Virginia technology industry has significant expertise in federal government procurement issues and I am pleased that the NVTC Task Force has provided constructive recommendations, some of which GSA will begin implementing immediately to achieve the agency’s goals for a 21st century procurement process,” GSA Administrator Lurita Doan said.
The NVTC is an association for the technology community in Northern Virginia, with approximately 1,100 member companies representing more than 200,000 employees.
The NVTC GSA Working Group provided suggestions on ways GSA can improve in the following areas: expediting the procurement process; bringing new, cutting edge technology to the government; improving the GSA vendor experience; and shaping a 21st century government procurement strategy.
“On behalf of NVTC, I would like to thank GSA Administrator Doan and her senior staff for their responsiveness and openness in considering our Task Force's recommendations," said NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg. "I also would like to commend the work of the members of the NVTC Task Force on GSA who provided well-received, well thought out and workable recommendations to help GSA achieve its goals of expediting the procurement process, and bringing technology innovation to the public sector in order to create a 21st century procurement experience for both the federal government and its contractors."
The NVTC presented its findings to Administrator Doan and senior agency leadership on November 28, 2007. With the primary goal of bringing customers back to GSA, the NVTC group focused on issues that GSA has the authority and the ability to impact in the near term, including acquisition, marketing, technology, and the schedules program.
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. 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.