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Improve Information Technology Acquisition
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GSA Awards Government-wide Smart Card Solutions Contracts
These contracts will provide interoperable, multi-application smart cards that will set the standards for smart card technology and enable government and industry to grow with electronic commerce.

We're Looking for Stories
Federal procurement reform is one of the most outstanding success stories of reinventing government. No longer mired down by red tape and senseless restrictions, government is moving toward buying computer products and systems like they do in the private sector. By buying a little, testing a little, and fixing a little, agencies get timely delivery of continually improved products at considerable savings.

Access America E-Gov E-Zine is looking for stories that tell how federal agencies, or multi-agency partnerships, are bringing about this reform, and what it means to agencies that buy and workers who use the systems.

These stories can be short, as in a "byte" of about 150 words, or they can be longer feature stories. Write feature stories in plain language with quotes from procurement officials, vendors, program administrators, and federal workers who use the products to get their jobs done.

Include a contact person with phone number and email address. Send your stories to or If you need more information, call Pat Wood, National Partnership for Reinventing Government, (202) 694-0063. Please pass this request along to others who may be interested.