• Professional Services for the 21st Century

    Government agencies have long depended on professional services, which can include everything from upgrading networks and migrating to new applications to data center maintenance and preparing agencies for a digital future. GSA has expanded the scope of IT professional services available through IT Schedule 70. IT Professional Services SIN 132-51 includes newer technologies, such as network services, cognitive computing, and Internet of Things. Read More Here

  • Clear Skies Ahead

    After the big push toward cloud in 2010 with the federal “Cloud First” policy, it continues with last year’s Modernizing Government Technology Act, which stresses cloud adoption. While cloud adoption has accelerated, the GSA is easing the process with a Special Item Number (SIN) on the GSA IT Schedule 70 for cloud services procurement. The services include Email as a Service (EaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Read More Here

  • CDM: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

    To fend off increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, agencies need to increase network visibility to quickly analyze and prioritize issues. Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring (CDM) is an automated way to dynamically perform this level of monitoring. GSA has issued a special item number (SIN) for CDM tools. The CDM SIN covers five subcategories: what is on the network, who is on the network, how is the network protected, what is happening on the network, and emerging tools and technology. Read More Here

  • Counter Cyberattackers Where They Live

    Cyberattacks continue to grow more sophisticated, so government agencies must continuously improve their cybersecurity efforts and techniques, and comply with myriad cybersecurity regulations. To help agencies, the General Services Administration (GSA) offers the Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) (132-45A-D), simplifies procuring cybersecurity technology and services, including penetration testing, incident response services, Cyber Hunt services, and Risk and Vulnerability Assessments. Read More Here

  • Overview: GSA IT Schedule 70 Evolves with the Times

    Over the years, the General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT Schedule 70 has been the source for federal, state and local agencies to find to proven IT solutions from reliable vendors. To keep pace, GSA IT Schedule 70 recently added new Special Item Numbers (SIN) for everything from cloud services and CDM to health IT and training. These will help federal agencies meet GSA’s goal of increasing common spending to 35 percent for Best in Class vehicles by the end of this year, and to 60 percent by 2020. Read More Here