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David Shive: GSA Ramps Up IT Consolidation Through Acquisition Process Updates, Analytics Adoption

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David Shive
David Shive

David Shive, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has said GSA has started to update its acquisition processes and adopt predictive analytics tools as part of its efforts to consolidate information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

“We are looking at our data management strategies so we can effectively coalesce that data, and putting good predictive analytics on top of that so that we can make good decisions about things that are happening, and predicting things that are going to happen and drive down costs for things like maintenance of infrastructure,” Shive told the station in an interview.

He described GSA’s deployment of a data-to-decisions platform that allows the agency to use a set of tools to access several databases and apply business intelligence on acquired information in order to make decisions, Jason Miller writes.

Shive also discussed GSA’s efforts to update mission-critical applications and promote the use of open-source software and virtual desktop interface across the agency, according to the report.

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