Mobile Service Category Team

Increased demand for fast-changing mobile technology drives federal mobility acquisition. Developing a mobile plan 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.

This cross-agency team makes and uses a governmentwide plan to increase efficiency and drive savings.

Agencies can best navigate the future of mobile services. DOD, DHS, Department of State, OMB and GSA are the chartered leads, but other leads include USDA, DOJ, and USAID.

The team includes 160 people from agencies, bureaus, and industry across the federal and technical spectrum.

Guiding Principles

  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.

Last Reviewed: 2020-01-23