“Robin Carnahan, President Biden’s nominee for administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), sailed through a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing today while offering commitments to create a more user-friendly GSA and support digital infrastructure investments.
‘This past year has shown the importance and the fragility of our nation’s digital infrastructure,’ Carnahan said during the hearing.
‘As the pandemic swept through the country, Congress responded fast with programs to meet the challenges,’ the nominee said. ‘But yet, too often, the help was slow getting to the families and businesses that needed it most. The bottom line is no program passed by this Congress can be effective without smart investments in an effective, secure, digital infrastructure to deliver it and GSA is uniquely positioned to support that mission across government.’
If her nomination is confirmed, Carnahan hopes to increase Federal agency usage of GSA Schedules and Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for procurement.
‘I am very interested in making GSA services more user-friendly,’ Carnahan said. ‘I know and I’ve talked to businesses that have tried to get on GSA Schedules [and] they’ve told me about how difficult that process is, and I’m interested in learning more about how we can streamline that.’…” Read the full article here.
Source: GSA Nominee Pledges Digital Infrastructure Investments – By Grace Dille, June 10, 2021. MeriTalk.