Modernization

GSA moves grant site

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With an eye toward IT modernization, GSA plans to decommission a federal grant assistance site at the end of May and put it on an agency website that aggregates legacy sites.

May 25 will be the last day GSA will support its Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance system, according to Dave Zvenyach, assistant commissioner for systems management at the agency. The CFDA operating system will be officially moved to the agency's beta.sam.gov site.

CFDA provides data on a wide range of federal grants, loans, scholarships, to state and local governments, domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals.

Like other federal agencies, GSA is moving to modernize its legacy IT systems, Zvenyach told the Coalition for Government Procurement's spring conference. Consolidating old systems, such as CFDA and others, onto a centralized source is part of that effort, he said.

Beta.SAM.gov is GSA's production website that the agency plans to eventually make a consolidated, searchable data source taken from of the agency's legacy 10 operating systems, Zvenyach said. All 10 of those sites operate concurrently on their own sites and on beta.SAM.gov.

CFDA, however, is the first of those to be officially decommissioned and operate solely on beta.SAM.gov.

About the Author

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.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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