The General Services AdministrationÂ has launched a new special item number for cybersecurity platforms and services and collaboratedÂ with other federal agencies to develop procurement support to facilitate cyber vulnerability assessments of government information technology systems.
GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in a blog post published Monday such actions are part of GSAâs initiative to update its acquisition vehicles in support of the Obama administrationâs Cybersecurity National Action Plan.
GSA has also implemented the âMaking It Easier to Work With Governmentâ program that seeks to help small businesses and vendors of cybersecurity products and services secure contracts through the agencyâs multiple award schedules, said Roth, an inductee into Executive MosaicâsÂ Wash100 for 2016.
She also cited that GSA has made updates to the Acquisition Gatewayâs IT category and has notified procurement and program managers about cybersecurity-focused acquisition vehicles.
GSAâs 18F digital services team has teamed up with the Office of Management and Budget to help draft guidance that seeks to help agencies develop implementation plans for legacy IT system updates in support of CNAP, Roth added.