General Services Administration – Acquisition Oversight and Reform

Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Information Technology
Subcommittee on Information Technology
Hearing Date: July 12, 2017 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To hear from the new leadership of the Federal Acquisition System (FAS) and Technology Transformation Service (TTS) regarding a recent FAS/TTS organizational change, federal acquisition/technology challenges and potential reform areas.
  • To discuss acquisition reform language – included in HR 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2018 – that would authorize GSA to establish a program to leverage existing commercial e-commerce platforms/online marketplaces to achieve expedited and better prices for government customers buying commercial goods.

BACKGROUND:

  • In May 2016, GSA announced a new service called the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) to consolidate technology related functions and to assist agencies with technology transformation.  
  • In June 2017, GSA announced a reorganization of the FAS that involved moving TTS, which was previously a stand-alone service, to report to FAS. 
  • The Committee held a hearing examining challenges to federal IT acquisitions on March 28, 2017.  

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Alan Thomas Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration Document
Mr. Rob Cook Deputy Commissioner of Technology Transformation Service General Services Administration Document

Related Documents

Name Document
Chairman Meadows Opening Statement Document
Chairman Hurd Opening Statement Document