As noted on FEDLIB on October 4, OMB sent a data call to the chief acquisition officers and Senior Procurement Executives at executive branch agencies on October 1, asking for data about FY12 purchases of electronic information resources.  Judicial and legislative branch chief acquisition officers were copied and invited to participate.  The deadline is October 19.

Data is being collected in OMB MAX at  However, input should be coordinated as your agency instructs.  Senior Procurement Executive office staff should know who is working on the data call at your agency.

If you would like to reach out to your acquisition officers to help provide information, you can find a list of executive branch chief acquisition officers and Senior Procurement Executives at .

The FEDLINK STEM commodity council created a template in Excel that is attached.  Data cannot be imported into OMB MAX, but some offices have successfully imported data into Excel, formatted it to fit this template, and then cut and pasted the data.

More information about the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative is available at

Information supporting FEDLINK's FSSI activities is available in a Federal Research Division report at  We will also report on our FSSI activities at the FEDLINK Exposition during the FEDLINK Membership Meeting on the morning of October 25.  The meeting announcement with registration instructions is at  Participation via a web conferencing tool will be available.

Lynn McDonald
Library of Congress
Washington DC 20540-4935
(202) 707-4832
fax (202) 707-4828
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