The Homeland Security Department is considering creating its own DHS-wide computer hardware recycling program, according to department officials. That way, Homeland Security can pocket more proceeds than using the current General Services Administration-run salvaging service, IT consultants say.
The office of the DHS chief information officer “would like to establish an Asset Buy Back Program to recycle scrap/salvage IT equipment, i.e. desktops, laptops, printers, etc. at DHS headquarters,” a federal contracting notice states. GSA’s service, which is offered to all agencies, is called GSAXcess.
Under the plan, Homeland Security’s IT shop would receive “credits” that then would go toward replacing hardware through a separate GSA Exchange/Sale program.
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