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About ITVMO

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We are your trusted advisor and advocate for Federal IT acquisitions.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Provide agencies with meaningful intelligence to inform and support faster, smarter IT buying decisions.

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Our History

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Information Officers, and Chief Information Security Officers Councils collectively stressed that more focus was needed on IT vendor relationship management to standardize technical requirements, mitigate cyber-risk, improve data quality, and further leverage the government’s buying power to drive governmentwide improvements and business transformation.

In October 2020 (FY2021), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) established the Information Technology Vendor Management Office (ITVMO) within the Governmentwide Category Management Framework to help solve the challenges agencies face when they buy commodity IT. The lack of a unified, governmentwide IT acquisitions approach means agencies experience different prices for the same products and services, redundant acquisition efforts, and different terms and conditions.

The ITVMO advances the goals of Category Management (CM) to improve how the government buys common IT goods and services, including ensuring best pricing and eliminating duplicative contracts. As a collaborative effort between OMB and the largest Federal Acquisitions Programs, including General Services Administration (GSA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Defense (DOD), the ITVMO improves how the government uses acquisition intelligence to inform faster, smarter IT buying.

Our Stakeholder and Customer Network

The ITVMO exists within the complex Federal IT Acquisitions Ecosystem composed of various champions, stakeholders, customers, and partners. The ITVMO works with buyers, vehicle solution holders, and suppliers (and resellers) to drive smarter, faster IT acquisitions.

  • Agency IT Buyers: The ITVMO advises and advocates on behalf of agency IT buyer needs by serving them as their federal representative. Additionally, the ITVMO supports agency IT buyers on translating governing policies and navigating the federal marketplace.
  • Vehicle Solution Holders: Through the ITVMO’s Executive Steering Committee the program works with the IT Best-in-Class Vehicles to standardize requirements and increase market compliance.
  • Federal and Industry Partners: The ITVMO extends its network and access to subject matter experts and resources by working across federal programs and ally organizations (e.g., Private-Public Partnerships).
  • Suppliers (and Resellers): The ITVMO partners with OEMs, Small Businesses, and new entrants to solve common challenges and improve interoperability.

Why Work With Us

The ITVMO offers a coordinated voice representing all agencies to the vendor community. As agencies plan for and develop their OEM requirements and strategies they will be able to leverage ITVMO artifacts for: prices paid for similar products, standardized terms and conditions, recommended vendor negotiation strategies and best practices, and best practices for supply chain risk mitigation. By working with the ITVMO.

  • Customer-focus: Trusted advisors to agency buyers with significant domain expertise.
  • Convenience: One-stop shop for IT acquisition and market intelligence and resources.
  • Cost Savings: Solutions to assist buyers in getting the best value (smarter, faster).
  • Compliance: Strong policy acumen to inform agency acquisition strategies.

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Annual Assessments and Customer Satisfaction Survey

Annually, the governmentwide ITVMO compiles and submits an annual summary of its performance. The report addresses information covering accomplishments of that fiscal year and its operational plan for the following fiscal year as follows:

  • Prior year accomplishments and success stories.
  • Strategic goals for following FY with key milestones.
  • A list of expiring or new GWACS planned over the following.

In addition, in FY2023 the ITVMO prepared and opened an annual customer satisfaction survey for all customers and stakeholders of the organization. The survey was open from late September through early November.

The customer satisfaction survey will be used to evaluate success from the customer perspective and inform priorities and needs for the upcoming fiscal year.

The governmentwide IT Vendor Management Office was established October 1, 2020 (FY21) by joining the four major Federal Acquisition Programs from GSA, NASA, NIH, and DoD. It was created to provide a meaningful IT acquisition intelligence capability by:

  • Building OEM and agency buyer relationships
  • Standardizing contract terms and conditions
  • Mitigating govwide operability and cyber risks
  • Improving data quality and use in acquisition strategies
  • Developing training for the federal acquisition workforce

To support faster, smarter IT buying decisions, governmentwide. For more on information on the ITVMO visit us at ITVMO.gsa.gov and checkout the FY2023 Annual Assessment on our recent annual accomplishments and a look at the year ahead.

Our Partners

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Warren J. Blankenship

Deputy IT Government-wide Category Manager

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Location - Washington, DC

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ITVMO Start Date - Oct 01, 2020

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Government Experience - 35 years

Warren J. Blankenship

Deputy IT Government-wide Category Manager

About

Hi, my name is Warren Blankenship,
I serve as the Deputy IT Government-wide Category Manager overseeing day-to-day operations for the Federal IT Category. Within the ITVMO, I manage the organization's category management vertical, including category strategy and annual initiatives, agency category support, vehicle data and compliance, and tracking and growing our small business participation across the category. Before this, I held several leadership roles at GSA, including Deputy Director of Contract Operations (FAS/MAS IT), Deputy Director of the Program Office (FAS/MAS IT), Director of the Office of Scientific and Equipment Division (FAS), and Senior Procurement Analyst, where I played a crucial role in formulating and executing Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules for GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). This gave me the unique experience and expertise in procurement and policy to take on the Deputy IT Government-wide Category Manager role. Today, I lead various projects, including monitoring key performance indicators like spend under management, cost avoidance, and small business utilization. Additionally, I oversee the 13 IT Best-In-Class contract solutions. Through these solutions, I have spearheaded several cross-vehicle initiatives to improve compliance with Cyber and Sustainability buying requirements, award and use of small businesses, and further introduction of emerging solutions to modernize government-wide IT.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and a Master of Arts in Public Communication from the American University. In 2023, I was honored with the FED 100 Award and completed OPM's Executive Leadership Program, Leadership for a Democratic Society. Outside of work, I'm a devoted fan of the Washington Commanders and Nationals, enjoy comedy sitcoms and movies, and consider myself a music connoisseur and enthusiast.

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Michelle Chandler

Outreach Engagement, Training and Counselingr

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Location - Washington, DC

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ITVMO Start Date - May 23, 2022

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Government Experience - 20 years

Michelle Chandler

Outreach Engagement, Training and Counseling

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Hi, my name Is Michelle,
With over two decades of dedicated service in the federal government, I have honed my expertise in Small Business Management, specializing in Outreach Engagement, Training, and Counseling. I am fervently dedicated to leveling the playing field for small businesses, dismantling systemic barriers to entry in the Federal market, and increasing government-wide contract opportunities to help small businesses win federal contracts.

My role encompasses providing personalized counseling and training to small businesses and guiding them through onboarding processes for securing government contracts. Additionally, I offer comprehensive support in marketing and compliance training for new contract holders and serve as a trusted independent advisor and advocate, ensuring agencies procure IT goods and services in strict accordance with procurement laws. I’ve had a varied career in the United States Navy as a Ministry Leader and a Real Estate Investment Broker, which has all contributed to the person I am today. My main loves are spending time with GOD, Jesus, and my family.

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Brittany A. Chapman

IT Best In Class Manager

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Location - Atlanta, GA

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ITVMO Start Date - Aug 22, 2020

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Government Experience - 9 years

Brittany A. Chapman

IT Best In Class Manager

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Hi, I’m Brittany Chapman, a 14 year Combat Army Veteran. I served honorably as a Combat Medic and Combat Medical logistician supporting Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As an IT Best In Class Manager, I provide advice and guidance around Best In Class (BIC) criteria, data standards, and cost avoidance concepts and methodology. This often involves translating overarching policy and guidance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Category Management Program Management Office (CM PMO) to facilitate the BIC designation process and continuity of existing BIC vehicle solutions to meet designation requirements and analyzing data to create reports the drive recommendations to support enterprise strategic business decisions.

I’ve received a Shining Star award for the COMSATCOM/CS3 BIC designation and a Special Act Award recognizing my exemplary contributions in supporting the “America’s Federal Workforce A Value Proposition for Digital Talent - a public/private joint initiative” white paper.

Outside of work, I LOVE to read! You’ll never find me without a book in hand or within reach. I am also an avid traveler and have visited 43 countries! I just returned from Nice and Barcelona (Beyonce’s concert). Morocco, Costa Rica, and Colombia are next for me this year.

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Peng Chhour

Senior Advisor

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Location - Philadelphia, PA

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ITVMO Start Date - Apr 01, 2020

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Government Experience - 14 years

Peng Chhour

Senior Advisor

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Greetings, I'm Peng, and I've been dedicated to federal service for 14 years. Currently, I counsel the ITVMO and IT Government-wide Category, overseeing over $72 billion in obligations. This category encompasses 13 Best in Class IT Acquisition contract solutions operated by NASA, DoD, GSA, and HHS' NIH. I'm privileged to be part of an exceptional team that devises and executes interagency initiatives to advance the utilization of the federal government's premier IT solutions and bolster American small businesses.

My forte lies in program and category management and process enhancement. A significant ongoing endeavor revolves around formulating the IT Government-wide Category's strategic plan for FY24. Through that, I oversee a team of domain experts in data and IT financial management to generate benchmarks and assessments on the category's performance and market intelligence. Outputs like these help to inform our upcoming year's priorities based on the need to close gaps and ensure that the category meets its key performance indicators (KPIs) to improve spend under management, small business utilization, and cost avoidance.

I'm a 2019 Partnership for Public Service Federal IT Leaders program graduate and a Temple University alum (BA in Finance, MBA). I'm based in Philadelphia, and when it isn't football season, you'll find me trekking across some remote mountaintop or enjoying saltwater fishing. Go Eagles!

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John Radziszewski

ITVMO Director

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Location - Washington, DC

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ITVMO Start Date - June 01, 2015

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Government Experience - 30 years

John Radziszewski

ITVMO Director

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I’m John Radziszewski, Director of Governmentwide IT Vendor Management (ITVMO). Before my current career in the Federal government, I served honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard for 23 years. When I retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 2001, I worked in the private sector at the executive level for over a decade before returning to the federal government and GSA in 2015.

As the director of the ITVMO, I have the unique opportunity to oversee the strategy, business, and operations and serve as the senior IT expert and authoritative technical consultant. The ITVMO serves as a trusted independent advisor and advocate to agencies - a one-stop shop, leveraging governmentwide IT procurement data, conducting market research, and developing shared agency acquisition knowledge to support agencies in procurement decisions.

This year, one of the more exciting service offerings we launched was Contract Review as a Service; by bringing together a team of domain experts in IT asset management, pricing, legal, and contract management, we can provide consultation to agency buyers on new contract documentation, reviews of existing agreements and contract data (e.g., enterprise licensing agreements; statement of works; audit strategies), and comparative analysis on like contracts across government and industry. The team is already working with a few select agencies as a pilot of this offering, looking at MSFT and Oracle.

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William Spencer

Senior Advisor

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Location - Washington, DC

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ITVMO Start Date - June 11, 2020

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Government Experience - 17 years

William Spencer

Senior Advisor

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My name is Bill Spencer, and my tenure with the federal government spans 17 years, during which I had the honor of working as a Deputy CIO in the US Navy and as Engineering Design and Deployment Branch Chief at DHA. Currently, I'm located at GSA's central office and hold the role of ITVMO's Senior Advisor, specializing in data analytics and IT. A significant focus of mine currently revolves around enhancing the functionality of government-wide IT spend data. I proudly hail from Penn State, an institution that has played a crucial role in shaping my journey. The wealth of experience I've garnered over the years positions me as a dedicated advocate for optimizing data analytics in the federal sphere. My true passion is building efficient, relevant, measurable, and cost-conscious IT organization, assembling high-performing teams, and crafting scalable, resilient IT architectures that effectively address pivotal mission challenges.

In my role, I'm committed to ensuring that our government harnesses the power of data to make informed decisions and drive efficiency. Outside the office, you'll find me in my workshop, engrossed in various forms of woodworking.

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Kyra Stewart

Program Manager

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Location - Washington, DC

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ITVMO Start Date - Jun 01, 2020

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Government Experience - 20 years

Kyra Stewart

Program Manager

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Hi, my name is Kyra Stewart.
I oversee day-to-day program operations as the IT Vendor Management Office Program Manager. I benefit from partnering with our dynamic and experienced team of subject matter experts and a broad range of partners on a vast set of topics, including vendor assessments, market, and procurement data analysis, IT category management, and more. I'm incredibly excited about leading the government-wide IT Buyers Community of Practice. It allows me to leverage my experience and passion for cross-functional collaboration, program and process improvement, and employee engagement while supporting government professionals who have the vital responsibility of procuring the IT resources needed to meet agency missions.

I initially joined the government as an Economist at the Department of Transportation. I went on to lead a hazardous materials grant program, held the role of Agency Ombudsperson, and served as the Agency Director of Innovation. In 2018, I was selected as a Fellow in the White House Leadership Development Program and invited to stay at the General Services Administration (GSA) after the program. At GSA, I worked with the Office of Government-wide Policy's Technology Business Management (TBM) PMO before being selected as the Program Manager for the new Federal ITVMO. With our government-wide focus, I can work across agencies and lines of business to identify and share best practices and lessons learned that ultimately result in government-wide IT acquisition improvements. I'm a 4th generation Washingtonian who attended National Cathedral High School for Girls in NW, DC. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and later completed my Masters in Public Administration at American University. I've been with the Federal government for over 20 years and look forward to being part of the IT-driven evolution we will continue to experience in the government.

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Heather Stier

IT Acquisition and Vendor Senior Advisor

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Location - Southern, MD

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ITVMO Start Date - Apr 24, 2022

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Government Experience - 15 years

Heather Stier

IT Acquisition and Vendor Senior Advisor

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Hi, my name is Hello, I'm Heather Stier, and I’ve been supporting the federal government since 2008. I started my career at the Department of State as a contractor supporting the enterprise wide IT Budget Management, Capitol Planning, and IT Strategy Planning. In 2013, I transitioned to a civil servant continuing to support the Department of State primarily focused on IT Strategic Planning and Budget management. My role changed significantly in 2014 as I was appointed as the Contracting Officer Representative for over 10 of DOS’s enterprise IT contracts. My journey with the federal government began in 2008. Since then I’ve held numerous roles and certificates including IT Specialist and Special Advisor to Leadership on Strategic Software Acquisitions as well as being a certified FAC-COR Level III, and FAC-P/PM Senior, and FAC/P/PM IT /FAC-P/PM Senior for. I was then offered an opportunity to take all of the unique IT, acquisition, and strategic planning experience I had gained at State and support the ITVMO as the and Acquisition experience. Before I settled into my current position as the ITVMO’s IT Acquisition and Vendor Senior Advisor, I worked in the Department of State executing and overseeing many of the agency’s IT contracts.

I specialize in Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Vendor Management, Contract Negotiations, Enterprise-wide Procurements, and Project Management. I'm particularly fervent about advocating for government-wide acquisition strategies and championing efficiency in software procurements across the federal landscape. It's a cause I'm deeply committed to.

I call Southern Maryland home for now with plans to head south to Charleston in the next year. , and wWhen I'm not immersed in my professional endeavors, you can find me indulging in my passion for gaming—a hobby I've cherished since the early 80s. It's my go-to method for decompressing. My fiance and I also enjoy indulging in our adventurous side by traveling regularly, hiking and small rock climbing at local state parks, and enjoying escape rooms with friends and family. Additionally, I'm deeply involved with local feline rescues, actively contributing to their efforts, which often includes adopting and fostering furry companions.

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