Rob Cook

  • Cook leaving as TTS director for new role in GSA

    Alan Thomas, the Federal Acquisition Service commissioner, announced Rob Cook would join GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy as its chief innovation adviser.

  • Customer, consultant, contractor: Thomas’ 3 perspectives in leading GSA’s acquisition service

    Alan Thomas became the fourth commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration June 26.

  • Top 2 executives at GSA’s acquisition service resign

    Tom Sharpe, the FAS Commissioner, and Kevin Youel Page, the deputy FAS Commissioner, have told staff they are leaving.

  • GSA says 18F problems exposed by IG are fixed

    Rob Cook, the commissioner of Technology Transformation Service, said most, if not all, of the six recommendations GSA’s inspector general made in the recent critical report on the digital services organization were implemented.

  • A central figure in 18F IG report to leave government

    Aaron Snow’s term at GSA is coming to an end and he announced plans to move to the private sector on Feb. 28.

  • GSA IG uncovers further misdeeds by 18F executives

    The General Services Administration’s Inspector General found the digital services group used unapproved software, put applications on the network without the proper authorizations and had an overall lack of management oversight or involvement that let 18F staff members basically do what they want.

  • GSA illustrates business value of IT investments

    David Shive, the General Services Administration’s chief information officer, is helping new Technology Transformation Service Commissioner Rob Cook adjust to the federal community while also refocusing on the agency’s IT priorities.

  • Shive brought GSA’s 18F some much needed parental guidance

    David Shive, who recently returned to his regular role as the GSA chief information officer after serving as acting commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) since July, said he found a digital services organization in need of some help to mature its processes and procedures.

  • So far, digital services have fizzled

    A digital services approach won’t come from GSA or the White House or any external group. It has to start with program managers and their ability to imagine how digital services could improve what they deliver to their constituents.

  • GSA goes Hollywood for new technology service commissioner

    Rob Cook, a former Pixar software executive, will take over as the head of the Technology Transformation Service on Oct. 31.