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Letter from the ACIO, Sagar Samant

COMET II Gaining Speed

FAS IT Stakeholders,

COMET, our FAS and FAS IT acquisition strategy that includes an independent Architecture, Engineering, and Advisory (AEA) contract along with our multiple award BPA for IT support, will be expiring a year from now. As we begin planning for what the next iteration of COMET looks like, we must thoughtfully consider where we were four years ago, in terms of both business and IT, compared to where we are today, and do our best to look toward where we want to be in another five to ten years.

FAS Sets New Business Strategy

In early FY19, FAS established the Federal Marketplace (FMP) Business Strategy and kicked off multiple business transformation initiatives. Contract Lifecycle Management, Catalog Management, and MAS Consolidation served as FMP cornerstone initiatives focused on improving the User Experience (UX) of the Acquisition Workforce (AWF), Suppliers, and Buyers. Several other business transformation initiatives - Personal Property Management, GSA Fleet, Transportation Management, Global Supply, and Assisted Acquisition - were also embarking on multi-year systems’ modernizations and transformations. In parallel, FAS IT was creating a robust IT Strategy, aligned to the FAS business strategy, that would enable current and future business needs.

Formulating the Right Technical Strategy

A significant component of our technology strategy was to have an ecosystem where cloud, data, and security could converge to act as an accelerator for systems’ modernization. When we awarded the FAS Cloud Services (FCS) call order, we were just starting our journey to the cloud. FCS was being developed to create that secure, data-centric ecosystem that could better enable composable architectures driven by APIs and microservices. It was designed to serve as the modernization platform for the multiple system transformation initiatives that were getting underway. Since FY20, we have aggressively expanded the FAS Cloud service offerings creating a mature and evergreening ecosystem.


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October 13, 2023

Case Study - The Folio Modernization Journey

Check out this new Folio Modernization Journey case study to learn how they’ve created a modern flexible cloud based portfolio management application.

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Q3 2023
Cloud Ecosystem Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the our newsletter focused on our cloud offerings. Each quarter, we will provide an overview of highlights, initiatives, metrics and key accomplishments.

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October 5, 2023
COMET Tech Exchange

Check out this recording of the latest edition of the tech exchange in which GSA leadership meets with our internal partners and external vendors to discuss news and opportunities in the Federal IT space.

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Archive of Past Letters from the Associate CIO

Check out the most recent and archived messages from leadership on the state and direction of FAS-IT here.

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A unified vision for IT and Business modernization for Digital Transformation

Learn how FAS-IT developed a unified strategy for IT and business modernization.

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COMET Tech Exchange Archives

Explore past COMET Tech Exchanges.

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Status of Cloud Services

Learn more about the maintenance schedule for the cloud products and services and a roadmap for future improvements.

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Cloud Offerings

FAS Cloud Services (FCS) is the provider for foundational services of our modernization and data ecosystem.

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Cloud Support

The Cloud Support Center contains resources such as the maintenance schedule, common requests, and cloud forms & templates.

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Standards Alignment

GSA-IT and FAS standards provide common procedures and specifications for developing products to automate business capabilities.

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Business & Strategy

Explore this section to learn how FAS-IT's architecture strategy approaches the ever-changing cloud.

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Agile Delivery

Explore this section to learn how agile helps us collectively further the FAS Strategic Priorities.

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Training Opportunities

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