The General Service Administrations (GSA) Office of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) is consolidating the government-wide acquisition and award support systems into one new system: the System for Award Management (SAM).
SAM is streamlining processes, eliminating the need to enter the same data multiple times, and consolidating hosting to make the process of doing business with the government more efficient.
If you have more than one email address, you should use the one that is most closely associated with your job function.
An individual account, and therefore a username, can move with you when you leave an organization if you or the organization you were originally associated with allows this (your access and roles will not transfer).It is for this reason that we recommend that you not use your email as your username.Your organization may impose certain guidelines regarding your selection of a username, such as the use of a prefix.In most cases, an individual account is probably what you need. When creating an individual account, there is only a minimal amount of information that you must enter.►Note: You must create a new username and password to access certain information in SAM.This email address serves as a primary means of communicating with you for features such as notifications, alerts, and password resets.