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GSA Hosts First-Ever Technology Industry Day in Washington, DC

*Reposted from GSA.GOV

Private industry and government came together to find best ways to deliver 21st century technology to federal agencies On September 8, 2016 Administrator Denise Turner Roth of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hosted the first-ever Technology Industry Day to provide a better understanding of GSA’s path to improve the government’s outdated technology systems. The event featured how GSA buys, builds and shares technology for the federal government.

”The General Services Administration has a long history of being a strong leader in adopting technology in government," said Administrator Roth when giving her opening remarks at GSA's Technology Industry Day.

 

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The General Services Administration had a simple message for its first Technology Industry Day: We're ready to do business. Through a series of panel discussions and demonstrations at the Sept. 8 event, the agency continued to convey a desire to collaborate with the private sector, extending an olive branch of cooperation to industry that sounded much like the promise of a good second date.

 

In a moderated panel, the leadership team shared their insights about the future of GSA’s role in making it easier for agencies to create and buy technology. The panel included GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, Acting Technology Transformation Service (TTS) Commissioner David Shive, Chief Technology Officer Navin Vembar, Assistant Commissioner of Integrated Technology Services Mary Davie and Executive Director of 18F Aaron Snow.

 

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GSA Leaders talk technology!

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GSA emphasizes open dialogue, collaboration in tech transformation

Across the board, GSA has embraced transparency and communication with stakeholders in developing its newly launched Technology Transformation Service. Billy Mitchell Managing Editor GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth speaks at FedScoop's 2015 Lowering the Cost of Government with IT.

 

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In a series of lightning talks, GSA's Technology Industry highlighted the efforts of Agile BPA, Cloud.gov, 18F Acquisition Products Act, DATA ACT and Login.gov.View image on Twitter

 

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Lightning talks at GSA's Tech Industry Day featured Agile BPA, http://Cloud.gov , DATA ACT & more!

 

 

Breakout sessions provided a more intimate discussion between government and industry on technology topics such as Acquisitions in Tech, TTS as a Proving Ground and TTS for the Future. Presenters highlighted how the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) and the Federal Acquisition Services (FAS) are working together with industry to transform technology in the federal space.

 

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Great crowd and great back-and-forth! It's wonderful to have conversations with an enthusiastic crowd!

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Aaron Snow discusses how TTS and GSA can best serve the technological needs of government.

 

 

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Some federal IT is old- a few systems in government could push for senior citizen status if they were people-and agencies are going to have to modernize whether Congress passes meaningful legislation in the coming months, according to one of General Services Administration's top tech officials.

 

Vendors also had the opportunity to view demos of current projects.View image on Twitter

 

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Product demos at GSA'S Tech Industry Day!

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