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Four Agencies Eye October Launch for IT Vendor Management Office; Michael Wooten Quoted

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The General Services Administration (GSA), NASA, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center plan to unveil an IT vendor management office in October to help agencies make informed decisions when it comes to IT procurement, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

“Launching the ITVMO is an important step in our category management evolution,” OFPP Administrator Michael Wooten told the network in a statement. “The ITVMO will further sharpen the government’s IT acquisition intelligence capability. It will allow us to leverage our collective expertise, turn data into information, and increase engagement with our important vendor partners.”

A fact sheet on ITVMO says the proposed office will use IT category management, governmentwide procurement data, shared acquisition knowledge and technical contracting expertise to advise and support agencies when it comes to their IT purchases.

ITVMO will provide services across five areas to support agencies’ IT procurement decisions: data analytics; vendor relationship management; subject matter expertise; IT security and risk management; and best-in-class solutions management.

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