MeriTalk: GSA CIO Apologizes for UEI Transition Troubles

David Shive, the chief information officer (CIO) at the General Services Administration (GSA), apologized to the vendor community today for the agency’s challenges in transitioning to a new online identification system for the Federal government’s awards process.

GSA’s transition to the Unique Entity ID (UEI) from the original Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number has proved difficult for many vendors and drew criticism from Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., who requested answers on what assistance the agency is providing to vendors…

Shive explained that his team has looked into many of the data issues that have caused problems with the transition and has looked at “automation and augmentation ways to shorten the backlog so that people can get quickly registered.” He said his team will continue to look at enabling technologies to solve these issues… Read the full article here.

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