DorobekInsider: Kempf named deputy for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service

Steven J. Kempf has been named the deputy commissioner for the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, the DorobekInsider has confirmed as reported by Federal Times and NextGov.

Kempf replaces Tyree Varnado, who retired earlier this month. This is return to the deputy position. Kempf was first in that post in 2008 in an acting capacity for a period of time.

Kempf currently serves as the assistant commissioner of GSA’s Office of Acquisition Management, and NextGov reports that he will continue to hold that post until a replacement is named.

Kempf has served in numerous posts at GSA’s procurement organization including the deputy assistant commissioner for Integrated Technology Services (ITS), where he was responsible forGSA’s information technology schedules, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) and Network Services Program.

According to GSA, Kempf joined the agency in 1992, beginning as a marketing coordinator for the Office of Technology Assistance and the Center for Federal Systems Integration and Management (FEDSIM). He then joined GSA’s regional program in California, where he was the technical chairperson for GSA’s first GWAC. Kempf also managed projects for a variety of clients in the Monterey area. In January 2000, he returned to FEDSIM, where he served as a senior project manager, operations manager, and customer services director for DoD programs. Mr. Kempf was appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner for ITS in 2007.