The General Services Administration is increasingly relying on video conferencing to communicate across the nationwide enterprise, according to a recent agency solicitation. GSA regional administrators, along with Public Buildings Service and Federal Acquisition Service regional commissioners and their staffs hold periodic “all-hands” meetings that can involve field sites and respective regional offices. Those meetings can draw in 250-2,500 staff, according to the agency. Administrator Emily Murphy also uses video streaming to address employees across the agency’s Washington headquarters and regional offices,…”
“The agency is now seeking a cloud-based Video-as-a-Service solution and anticipates provisioning the capability to 14,000 authenticated users across GSA. Currently the agency streams video from headquarters and regional offices via a legacy system that can swamp capacity at low-bandwidth field sites — resulting in poor audio quality, frozen video screens and uneven playing speeds.” Read the full posting here.
Source: FCW Insider – April 4, 2019. FCW.