GSA FAS Focus

GSA FAS Focus

A look at what's happening throughout GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. Find out about the latest news, program updates and policy changes impacting the Federal acquisition community. Produced by GSA’s Office of Strategic Communication, GSA FAS Focus features interviews with agency leadership, project managers, thought leaders and other experts about the latest projects, opportunities and successes across FAS. While the subject matter is FAS-focused, GSA FAS Focus is produced for everyone — you don’t need to have a special interest in acquisitions or deep knowledge of GSA solutions to enjoy the conversations and subjects covered in each episode.

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November 15, 2021 36 min

Join us as we talk with Raylene Yung - Executive Director of GSA’s Technology Modernization Fund Program Management Office. You may know the Technology Modernization Fund by its acronym, the TMF.  The TMF was set up to fund projects for, quote, technology related activities to improve information technology, and to enhance cybersecurity across the federal government.”  While it previously had a relatively small balance sheet, the T...

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In this episode, we talk with Chris Kuang, the U.S. Digital Corps co-founder, about the new two-year fellowship to recruit early-career technologists into government to work and contribute to high-impact efforts. Learn all about this unique opportunity and get the inside scoop on what's to come.

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    August 25, 2021 32 min

    GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan joins the program. Listen in as Robin discusses how the GSA is striving not to be just the best place to work in government, but the best place for our customers to do business.

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    We are excited to have Crystal Philcox, the Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management back on the program. GSA has just issued the FMP Strategy summer 21 release, and Crystal will be walking us through the latest updates and giving us a look at what's next for the program.

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    Our  guest today is Exodie Roe, the Associate Administrator for GSA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization or OSDBU. We’ll learn about Exodie’s life before joining the agency - and more about the role of OSDBU...and get the latest on GSA’s Small Business scorecard. 

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    June 16, 2021 30 min

    This weeks guest is Judith Zawatsky - GSA’s assistant commissioner for the office of Systems Management in the Federal Acquisition Service. Judith is responsible for leading the agency’s effort to simplify and modernize all the FAS systems and oversees the operation of the government-wide federal award systems.  Which means you’ll get the scoop on what’s new with SAM.gov.

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    June 2, 2021 48 min

    Tiffany Hixson - GSA’s Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories talks about the latest program updates and about an exciting new program coming out in the next few years.

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    Our guest today is GSA Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Travel, Transportation, and Logistics Charlotte Phelan. The Office of Travel, Transportation and Logistics encompasses a lot more than the GSA Fleet.

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    Since 1985, the first week of May has been designated Public Service Recognition Week - a time to honor the people serving as federal, state, local, and tribal government employees.
    Our guest is GSA Acting Administrator Katy Kale. We’ll find out what attracted her to public service - not once, but several times in her career.

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    Kevin Kampschroer, GSA’s Chief Sustainability Officer and federal director of the Office of federal high performance Green Buildings joins us to talk about the Biden Administration’s plans to confront climate change and what that means for the government. Turns out that GSA has a history in greening government.   

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    April 7, 2021 51 min

    The new FAS Commissioner Sonny Hashmi discusses how FAS will play a vital role in supporting the Biden-Harris Administration's priorities. What does that mean for FAS customers, vendors and the acquisition workforce? Listen in and get the scoop.


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     GSA's Federal Marketplace Strategy delivers an integrated set of policy, process, and technology improvements to modernize and simplify your acquisition experience. Hear from project sponsor Crystal Philcox as we learn all about the latest release, where the project started and what we can expect in the future.

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    February 11, 2021 20 min

    Jeff Lau, FAS Region 2 Regional Commissioner, is the Executive Sponsor of FAS’s Process Automation Center.  Hear how RPA is helping FAS meet its strategic goals and freeing up the FAS Workforce to accomplish higher value work.

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    October 27, 2020 24 min

    Former FAS Commissioner Julie Dunne talks about some of the big accomplishments of FY20.

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