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GSA Schedule | Technology

3D Print Solutions for the Coronavirus Response

By: Matthew Lewis
March 26th, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the globe, the United States government turns to GSA Schedule contractors to help prevent, contain, combat, and recover from the effects of the Coronavirus. Because of the large variety of products and services offered through the GSA Multiple Award Schedule, there are multiple opportunities for contractors to assist government agencies in fighting this growing pandemic. Particularly, companies and organizations with 3D printing capabilities can address one of the most important and immediate needs to fight the Coronavirus outbreak: protective gear. 3D printing has been recommended as a solution to the mask supply shortage, and GSA recently sent an email asking GSA contractors to respond with any 3D printing capabilities that can be used to address the COVID-19 relief efforts.

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GSA Schedule | Technology

Schedule 70 Cyber SIN: 4 Topics You’ll Definitely Need to Cover for Your Technical Oral Evaluation

By: Viviana Vargas
February 19th, 2020

GSA Schedule 70 is now called "Large Category F" per Mass Mod #A812 released on February 5 - 6, 2020. It's 2020 and cybersecurity has been a growing part of the government sector for decades now. Since 2016, GSA has introduced four SINs offering cyber security services. By 2018, the four SINs were merged into one SIN with subcategories. In order to offer SIN 54151HACS, you must go through an evaluation process initiated by GSA. This is what the evaluation process entails:

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Government Business Development | Technology

ASTRO: The Drone/UAV Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss

By: Haley Lawrie
January 9th, 2020

It’s no secret that the U.S. Federal government has a great need for Drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in today’s day and age. If your company offers these products, then your 2020 resolution should be to get involved with the ASTRO program!

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GSA Schedule | Technology

IdenTrust Discontinues ACES Digital Certificates

By: Carter Bowman
August 8th, 2019

Back in April of 2000, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that Digital Signature Trust Company has received the first interim approval to operate on the Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) contract. This breakthrough was phenomenal because it rapidly sped up the processes of schedule acquisition, maintenance, and compliance more broadly. The ACES contract is currently managed by the Office of Information Security in GSA's Federal Technology Service.

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GSA Schedule | Technology

A GSA Schedule 70 Checklist: Everything You Need to Obtain the Contract

By: Ashley Young
April 10th, 2019

The GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 is not a traditional government contract. The GSA Schedules Program is meant to screen and approve specific products and services sold by contractors at fair and reasonable prices to customer agencies. Being one of the larger contracts across the federal government, and as the top-grossing vehicle out of all the GSA Schedules, Schedule 70 is used by GSA customers to fulfill their IT product and service needs, because it significantly reduces time spent on the procurement process. Most IT product, software and/or service companies wanting to sell to government customers have heard of or considered obtaining a Schedule 70 contract, and Winvale is breaking down the To-Do List:

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GSA Schedule | Technology | Contracts

Blockchain fever in 2018 - beyond Bitcoin 

By: John Abel
January 8th, 2018

Just a few days into 2018, it’s clear that blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are hot topics whose popularity will continue to surge. In 2017, at times it seemed impossible to escape a discussion with peers about how we wish we’d invested in Bitcoin starting in 2009. The spike in public interest in blockchain-based cryptocurrency has nearly everyone taking note – now even the U.S. Government. What makes cryptocurrency so valuable is the underlying technology it depends on, called blockchain. Blockchain could have a dramatic impact on internet security and communications moving forward.  

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