Making IT a Priority for The Federal Government

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Location: 
2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Making IT a Priority for The Federal Government

CHAIRMAN CONNOLLY'S OPENING STATEMENT

BACKGROUND

The Federal Acquisition Service at GSA operates several programs to help agencies modernize their information technology infrastructure and adopt new technologies, such as artificial intelligence.  This hearing will examine several high-profile GSA initiatives.
 

For example, Centers of Excellence (CoEs) are a White House initiative to improve government services by accelerating Information Technology (IT) modernization.  The programs seek to accelerate the modernization process by leveraging private sector innovation and government services while centralizing best practices and expertise.
 

In addition, GSA is creating an online marketplace for qualifying federal transactions under $10,000.  While this platform is under development, potential sellers have expressed concerns about how GSA will address the issue of counterfeit products, supply-chain management, and the use of pricing data by the operators of the marketplace.
 

WITNESSES

Anil Cheriyan
Director, Technology Transformation Services
General Services Administration
 

Carol C. Harris
Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Government Accountability Office
 

Bill Zielinski
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category
General Services Administration
 

116th Congress