The General Services Administration is considering a procurement for tablet computers that meet federal security standards and can easily integrate with various email platforms like Google and Microsoft Outlook.
GSA issued a request for information to vendors this week for tablet computers that are manufactured by U.S.-based small businesses and meet federal encryption standards set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“The General Services has received many statements of interest from customers within the agency and across government for tablet computers,” GSA said in the RFI posted on fbo.gov. Vendors have until Feb. 20 to respond.
Vendors are asked to include past and current agencies that are using the device, what operating system the tablet uses and where the device is manufactured. GSA is specifically looking for tablets that allow users to easily load applications, weigh less than two pounds, support remote access workers and allow administrators to remotely wipe the devices of government data if it is lost or stolen.