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Troy Cribb becomes latest Capitol Hill veteran to move to GSA

Troy Cribb is the latest Capitol Hill staff member to follow what is becoming a well-worn path to the General Services Administration.

Multiple sources and GSA confirmed that Cribb is the new associate administrator for the Office of Governmentwide Policy.

Cribb comes to GSA after spending the last decade on the Hill, most recently working for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on acquisition issues.

She replaces Christine Harada, who moved to the White House in November to be the chief sustainability officer at the Council on Economic Quality (CEQ). Harada led OGP since June 2014 and became acting chief of staff at GSA in February.

Along with Cribb, GSA has hired Jonathan Kraden, who also worked for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, last March. Kraden is now director of customer coordination and communication at OGP.

As head of OGP, Cribb will do more than just focus on acquisition issues.

She inherits oversight over asset and transportation management, federal high performance green buildings, the Office of Information, Integrity and Access and all the CXO councils.

But, by far, the Office of Acquisition Policy is the most active and significant office because of its management of the Federal Acquisition Regulations Council, the suspension and debarment division and the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Over the last few years, OGP has re-emerged as a key office, especially around identity management, leading the Connect.gov initiative, and helping to coordinate cybersecurity and IT policy efforts.

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