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GSA launches social network for GWACs

Jan. 14, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
GSA is developing a social network for discussions about the Alliant contracts.
GSA is developing a social network for discussions about the Alliant contracts. (LuminaStock / Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Tired of Facebook and Twitter? Ready for a new player on the social media scene? The General Services Administration is creating a social network centered on two of its governmentwide acquisition contracts.

The network will center on the Alliant II and the Alliant Small Business II contracts. GSA will build it around the interact.gsa.gov website to provide a one-stop shop for news and to encourage a dialogue with the private sector, according to the agency.

The two GWACS have seen more than $20 billion in business from more than 50 agencies since created in 2009, according to the agency. The contract vehicles are used for complex IT requirements involving data center consolidation, systems integration, cloud computing, cyber security and help desk support.

GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service commissioner Tom Sharpe said the agency is dedicated to working with the private sector on creating and maintaining the most effective contract vehicles.

“Creating a feedback channel for industry and government to work in partnership with GSA in the creation of the next generation of Alliant and Alliant Small Business is critical to continuing the success of these billion-dollar programs,” Sharpe said.

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