Office of the Chief Information Officer
The Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) develops and manages applications and systems in support of the needs of the FAS business lines and staff offices in accordance with policy established by the GSA Chief Information Officer.
The FAS OCIO provides value to the basic groups who rely on it's business applications and electronic tools. These groups include internal GSA employees, agency customers, and industry partners.
This office is leveraging the assets of the legacy FTS CIO and FSS CIO offices across both organizations. For example, FTS has a well-developed Business Objects reporting and analysis program that is used for legacy FSS programs, such as SmartPay. The results are better adherence to common standards, lower expenses from re-use of assets, and greater expertise, providing better support to users.
Key applications supported by the OCIO are:
- eBuy, eOffer/eMod
- Transportation Management Services Solution
- GSA Auctions®
The vision of the OCIO is to provide an easy-to-use, end-to-end electronic system for the entire procurement life cycle that:
- Integrates FAS e-Tools, such as eBuy and GSAAdvantage!® , with procurement and contracting systems at other agencies.
- Is beneficial to customers by providing complete procurement tracking and reporting.
- Results in a competitive advantage for GSA that other providers cannot match.
The functions of this office include:
- CIO strategic and capital planning
- FAS IT security
- Applications development, operations and maintenance
- Applications integration
- Applications technical resource management
- FAS technology architecture