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GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

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The General Services Administration has added Adobe’s data-centric security and electronic signature solutions to GSA's IT Schedule 70, saying they will help agencies satisfy a list of federal security requirements.

GSA said the government-wide enterprise software acquisition agreement with Adobe not only helps drive federal strategic IT sourcing policies, but also can agencies in compliance with the revised Office of Management and Budget Circular A-130, the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan, the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the Government Paperwork Elimination Act and the E-Sign Act of 2000.

The solutions, the agency said in a Dec. 6 statement, will also help agencies meet Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act guidelines that call for government-wide software license agreements for mission-critical agency solutions.

Likewise, it said the IT Schedule 70 contract directly supports OMB’s Category Management Policy 16–1, which focuses on leveraging the government’s buying power when procuring software licenses.

“The offering is a significant step forward in ... supporting the agency’s goals under category management,” Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, Office of Information Technology Category, said in the statement. “It will help federal agencies protect high value assets, while also supporting faster transition to an electronic government.”

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Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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