New Contract, Policies Speed Adoption of Mobile Devices
June 3, 2013
If you use your smartphone for work, your agency may be willing to buy a service plan for your personal device — under a new General Services Administration contract awarded last month.
The new contract, aimed at supporting the government’s growing mobile workforce, is expected to help agencies buy mobile wireless services faster and cheaper.
GSA awarded the contract to four of the nation’s top wireless carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The goal is to centralize spending and reduce the thousands of wireless agreements and plans across bureaus and program offices. GSA expects the five-year contract will save the government $300 million when agencies buy in bulk with deeper discounts.