“The General Services Administration—which has carved out a niche helping other agencies modernize IT systems—is turning inward with a new $807 million task order to NCI Information Systems, which will act as adviser for the agency’s own modernization efforts.
The Digital Innovation for GSA Infrastructure Technologies, or DIGIT, contract will help GSA’s internal digital infrastructure team field the latest advancements in technologies like automation and cloud.
‘With IT environments in the government and private sector evolving, GSA IT requirements shifted toward a more agile model for operations with an emphasis on digital transformation and value creation for customers,’ a GSA spokesperson told Nextgov. ‘This award will provide the technical expertise required to move the government closer to industry leading practices in IT modernization, improving access and quality of services to internal customers and reducing delivery costs.’…”
“The contract—awarded as a task order off of GSA’s Alliant 2 governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, vehicle—taps NCI as ‘a strategic partner’ in this modernization effort, which includes ‘the agency’s shift to a fully digital experience along with its adoption of advanced, emerging technologies such as intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning,’ according to a company announcement issued Thursday…” Read the full article here.
Source: GSA Awards $800M Contract to Support Internal Use of Emerging Tech – By Aaron Boyd, January 14, 2021. Nextgov.