Mobile Service Category Team

Navigating the Future of Mobile Services

Fast-changing mobile technology and increased demand is driving the development of a mobile plan that helps agencies determine the best way to acquire, maintain, and manage mobile resources. The Mobile Services Category Team (MSCT) works to support an agile and evolving federal workforce that seeks to meet their missions, and do their work, securely anywhere, anytime, and on any device in order to serve U.S. citizens.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Category Management Leadership Council (CMLC) set up the MSCT to develop and implement a governmentwide strategic plan to increase efficiency and drive savings related to acquiring government mobile services. The cross-agency team looks at how agencies can best navigate the future of mobile services. DOD, DHS, Department of State, OMB, and GSA are the chartered lead the MSCT, but other leads include USDA, DOJ, and USAID.

About 160 people from agencies, bureaus, and industry across the federal and technical spectrum are active members of this team.

MSCT Guiding Principles

The MSCT has three primary objectives:

  1. Standardization - Define a common set of plans, devices, terms, conditions, and other mobility attributes that apply across contractors and agencies to drive competition based on quality and price.
  2. Simplification - Make it easier for agencies to acquire and manage mobility services and devices.
  3. Savings - Further reduce costs for wireless carrier services and other mobility category services.


Visit the Mobile Services Category Team on the Acquisition Gateway.

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