The General Services Administration named Julie Dunne and Tom Howder to lead the Federal Acquisition Service on a permanent basis. Both has been acting in the commissioner and deputy commissioner roles, respectively.
Mary Davie, GSA’s director of the program management office for human resources shared services, will leave the agency after 30 years on Feb. 3.
Given GSA Administrator Emily Murphy’s goal of transparency, the Coalition for Government Procurement says it was surprised by the recent disappearance of GSA’s online staff directory from the agency’s website.
The Government Accountability Office found GSA will not recover the costs to run the Technology Modernization Fund until 2025 and highlighted other delays in the projects in terms of paying back the loans.
GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said a working group is looking at the acquisition fee structure the agency charges and will develop recommendations to rationalize it across FAS.
Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, says she is deeply concerned about structural impediments to bring agility to government.
Emily Murphy, the GSA administrator, said over the past year the agency has collected and used more information about acquisition and real estate to save money and improve services.
Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, will leave his position after more than two years to return to the private sector. Julie Dunne will take over as acting FAS commissioner.
The Trump administration has awarded nearly a million dollars to private-sector and academic partners for their work brainstorming on some of the most long-standing challenges facing the federal workforce.
In part two of Federal News Networks’ ongoing special report, GSA @ 70: Mission evolved, Administrator Emily Murphy discusses how this third distinct period of GSA history is different from her first stint in the 2000s and how she is setting the agency’s path forward.