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GSA Issues Request for Information on Technology Business Management

Transparency in IT spending will improve outcomes and save taxpayer dollars

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking feedback from industry on how it can adopt Technology Business Management (TBM) across the federal government. Adopting the TBM Taxonomy will provide a standardized view of IT spend and provide greater transparency into how the federal government invests in IT products and services. This is an important milestone for the Cross Agency Priority Goal for Improving Outcomes in Federal IT Spending Transparency, a component of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) that seeks to adopt TBM governmentwide by 2022.

GSA, in partnership with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is seeking information from industry regarding: 1) software solutions that can efficiently aggregate and analyze data across the federal enterprise; and/or 2) services that support the preparation and adoption of standard taxonomies in large organizations to facilitate TBM implementation.

“GSA was one of the first federal agencies to implement TBM and is pleased to co-lead this effort to increase data accountability and transparency governmentwide through the PMA,” said GSA Administrator Emily Murphy. “Increasing transparency on IT spending will empower federal leaders to make better informed, data-driven decisions and provide greater accountability when investing taxpayer dollars on needed IT solutions.”

Additional information is available on FedBizOps.

Through adopting TBM, federal agencies will improve business, financial, and acquisition outcomes; enable federal executives to make data-driven decisions and analyze trade-offs between cost, quality, and value of IT investments; and enable IT benchmarking across federal agencies and with other public and private sector organizations.