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March 3, 2003 empowers Federal agencies to embrace the President’s requirements for tightening the access of information available on the Internet.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Mark Forman announced the implementation of, a web application developed under the Integrated Acquisition Environment E-Gov initiative. is designed to safeguard acquisition related information. This unique web application will not only enable the distribution and dissemination of Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) acquisition material, it will also be integrated within an Agency’s business process. is fully integrated within the Integrated Acquisition Environment interfacing with FedBizOpps and the Business Partner Network/Central Contractor Registration. This integration and management of represents a model to securely transmit and disseminate sensitive acquisition material related to solicitations found on, the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities.

The need for a secure on-line dissemination tool arose from the requirement that all Federal Agencies must provide on-line material to commercial vendors, as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA). Currently, over 90 Federal Agencies are disseminating Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) acquisition materials during the solicitation phase of procurement via the Internet. This material includes information related to operations, systems, structures, individuals and services essential to the security and management of a facility, including telecommunications, electrical power, building facility structural layout, gas and oil storage/transportation, water supply, emergency services, and the continuity of operations. Much of this information could pose a possible threat to national security if made public. empowers Federal agencies to embrace safeguarding requirements for accessing critical information available on the Internet.

  • specifically addresses the following:
    • Improves the efficiency, credibility, and effectiveness of the acquisition and logistics support process by streamlining the Federal procurement process
    • Allows for real time vendor access to SBU acquisition material, saving government agencies valuable time and dollars
    • Establishes a physical firewall between the Federal government and its public customers providing additional security without decreasing vendor satisfaction
    • Utilizes existing Department of Defense databases to validate a user’s access to export controlled data

FedTeDS marks another milestone in the Integrated Acquisition Environment, which is one of the President’s E-Government initiatives. successfully launched February 19, 2003. The system is a collaborative effort by U.S. General Services Administration; a joint team comprised of a number of Federal Agency partners jointly lead by U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Department of Defense; and IBM.

Name: Mr. Richard Clark
Office: JECPO
Phone: 703-681-2156
Name: Mr. Lee Kair
Office: USCG
Phone: 202-267-1152
Name: Mr. Earl Warrington
Office: IAE
Phone: 703-872-8609
Name: Ms. Teresa Sorrenti
Office: IAE
Phone: 703-872-8609

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