GSA briefs Congress on reorganization effort

The General Services Administration has briefed Congress again on its reorganization plan that calls for a merger of the Federal Supply and Federal Technology services into a new Federal Acquisition Service.

Acting administrator David Bibb submitted the reorganization plan to the House and Senate appropriations committees Monday at their request to review the FAS merger.

"We are being responsive to a request by our oversight committees to see our plan," Bibb said. "We hope for a swift and positive reaction from Congress so that we can take on the hard task of making the new FAS a reality."

Although GSA established FAS last year, to make the reorganization official, Congress must approve the merging of the corresponding General Supply and Information Technology funds into the Acquisition Services Fund.

Without this merger, experts say GSA's reorganization will lose a lot of its impact.

The House passed the so-called "OneFund" legislation last year, but the bill has not cleared the Senate.

Rob Thormeyer is a staff writer for Washington Technology's sister publication, Government Computer News.

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