The General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for information on May 2 requesting industry feedback on government-wide acquisitions and usage of mobility. This RFI, pursuant to the draft Office of Management and Budget Category Management Policy 16-2: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Mobile Devices and Service, is the most recent example of both the opportunities and risks category management presents. The Mobile Services Category Team (MSCT) represents the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, and the GSA—a true cross-agency collaboration. At an industry day on May 9, GSA commented that mobility category management will save both the government and industry time and money in keeping with overall Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) category management initiatives, the recent draft memo on mobility, and OMB’s strategic sourcing drive. Mobility consolidation is also complementary to OFPP’s Laptops/Desktops Category Management decision last year. OFPP predicts that the … Continue reading Mobility category management: $1 billion opportunity with plenty of risks
“Amtower Off Center” host Mark Amtower interviews Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group and Paul Murphy, Senior Data Analyst with Bloomberg Government on issues facing the contracting community in 2016. Click to listen. Topics include: Budgets for civilian and defense The ten-year GWAC cycle Category management Squeezing margins on professional services and more.