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IAE Industry Day: What Does Industry Need? - Recap and Materials

Thank you for participating! The Integrated Award Environment (IAE) held its 13th Industry Day on June 13, 2017. More than 127 attendees  joined to hear Christy Hermansen, IAE Design Lead, present the beta.SAM.gov website, unveil the roadmap, and discuss upcoming focus group topics. She also gave an exciting demo of the beta site.


The key takeaways from Hermansen’s presentation included the following:

  • beta.SAM.gov will launch in Q4 FY17 as a test site.  We recommend you visit the beta site when it launches, try out the search, learn how to navigate the site, become familiar with the terminology, and provide feedback on your experience.  This will help you prepare for the future.
  • All 10 current operational  websites, including SAM.gov, will run in parallel to  beta.SAM.gov  and  remain the authoritative sources until they are decommissioned.
  • beta.SAM.gov will eventually become SAM.gov.  The future SAM.gov will include all of the features of our 10 current systems.
  • Upcoming industry focus group topics will be centered around how to manage user accounts and permissions, migrate legacy permissions, and link together user information across all of the new site’s data sets.


As you may know, IAE is developing the beta.SAM.gov using the “Agile” method. This approach means we will be migrating each of our current systems into beta.SAM.gov incrementally across multiple releases.  Our industry day presentation includes a roadmap showing how each system will be moved into the modernized site.


Did you miss Industry Day 13?  You can still view the full presentation online and slides below.


GSA is seeking entity administrators and other account holders from both large and small businesses to participate in focus groups during July and August.  If you are interested in participating in our upcoming focus group sessions, complete the enclosed form and let us know which session you would like to attend. Sign up using the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/EiNpnZxExkThyHH83



Stay tuned for an upcoming Interact post about our next Industry Day.

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