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Sep 30, 2009

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Down with OfPP

It's official ... http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/blog/09/10/02/ARealProforProcurement/

Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 2:37 pm
A Real Pro for Procurement
Peter R. Orszag, Director

Today, the President announced his intent to nominate Dan Gordon to serve as the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy – a key member of the management team here at OMB. Dan is a career contracting professional who understands that the top goal of our procurement efforts is to use taxpayers’ dollars smartly and effectively – that we get the most value for every dollar we spend. Dan will bring a fresh approach to procurement policy, but he also will rely on the expertise of the career procurement workforce to improve our procurement processes.

This is a critical job. In July, OMB unveiled contracting and workforce reforms that are designed to save the taxpayers at least $40 billion a year. The reforms focus on three areas: streamlined acquisition, managing the multi-sector workforce, and improved contractor performance. In his new job, Dan will help to implement these reforms and develop new strategies to improve procurement.

On behalf of all of us at OMB, congratulations to Dan on his nomination.

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It would be nice to have an OFPP adminsitrator who had actually been a warranted contracting officer, but I appear to be an idealist.

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