‘A punch to the gut’ is how some described the news of GSA’s most recent merger
The decision by the General Services Administration to merge the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service shocked much of the federal community.
From those observers who have been following GSA for decades, to the employees, to even some in the White House, the news on June 7 was truly unexpected.
In case you weren’t paying attention last week, GSA announced its experiment with a third service was ending, TTS would now be a part of FAS and the commissioner would be a political position instead of a career one. GSA launched TTS in May 2016, meaning the third service lasted a little over a year.