GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services prioritizes efficiency

Monday - 7/7/2014, 11:00am EDT

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What are the strategic priorities for the GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services? How does ITS maximize the value of government IT while also lowering its cost? What is ITS doing to improve its operations and become more efficient and agile? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Mary Davie, assistant commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

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Mary Davie is the assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

Mary Davie

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The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to federal, state and local governments for everything from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services.

As the ITS assistant commissioner, Davie is responsible for the largest fee-for-service information technology (IT) procurement and services operation in the U.S. government. Davie leads a highly skilled and diverse workforce that manages more than 7,000 contracts, providing access to relevant and timely IT and telecommunications products, services, and solutions to defense and civilian agencies, as well as to state, local, and tribal governments.

Before her current position, Davie served as assistant commissioner for Assisted Acquisition Services, responsible for managing the acquisition of $3.5 billion in information technology and professional services products, services and solutions to federal agencies worldwide.

Davie has also served as the acting assistant commissioner for marketing and business development in FAS. Davie led business development and marketing efforts intended to increase agency awareness and satisfaction with GSA products, services and solutions. She was responsible for developing strategy, planning for new business, and leading teams to develop customer-focused, integrated solutions.

Davie is an active advocate of the use of Web 2.0 and social media tools to improve government acquisition. She was a founding member of the Better Buy Project and has contributed to the Better Buy Blog.

Davie began her career with GSA in 1989. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees in business finance and business management from Virginia Tech, and a Master's of Business Administration with a focus in technology management from the University of Phoenix.