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GSA seeks industry input on Alliant sequel

Jun. 9, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
GSA is asking for industry input on the next Alliant contract.
GSA is asking for industry input on the next Alliant contract. (Staff)

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The General Services Administration wants industry input on what language and subjects to include in the sequel to its governmentwide Alliant contract.

In a post on GSA’s emerging technology blog the agency asked what IT subjects it should tackle in a potential Alliant II contract, such as cyber, big data, cloud brokerage, predictive analytics and managed mobility.

The Alliant contract for complex and innovative IT services has served as a purchasing option for 54 agencies spending more than $16.5 billion. GSA recently extended the option on the contract through to April 2019.

“Frankly we are limiting our research to those buzz trends we all hear about at happy hour and expect there are other IT trends we should consider,” the agency wrote. Other subjects include display technologies, supply chain management and nanotechnology.

The agency wants to know how critical industry thinks those trends will be in 10 to 15 years, what the top three areas are that GSA should focus on and which subjects GSA should ignore as it works to build a new contract.

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