The U.S. General Services Administration will consolidate its information technology offices under the authority of the chief information officer as part of the agency’s top to bottom review initiated by Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini.
Tangherlini first discussed the possibility of the consolidation during a September 2012 hearing on Capitol Hill.
Wrote Tangherlini in a blog post on GSA.gov:
In the days and weeks ahead we will simplify our information technology department and ease access to agency data by bringing all information technology personnel, budgets, and systems under the authority of the chief information officer. The result will be a new technology office that has the ability to directly provide all IT services and support directly to the entire agency.
A similar consolidation will occur under GSA’s human resources, administrative and financial offices.
“This process is a significant step forward in building a stronger GSA,” Tangherlini said. “Our hope is that the better coordinated and more streamlined GSA will make us a model of how to provide the kind of efficient, effective, and transparent service that the American people expect from their government.”