GSA, Dun & Bradstreet agree on wider DUNS use

Federal agencies and the public will have wider use of the data generated using the proprietary business identifier used in government procurement, the DUNS number, under a new deal between the General Services Administration and Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet’s Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) has been used by the federal government as a unique and proprietary identifier for years to track spending. The GSA requires the use of a DUNS number in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the number is also prescribed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.

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