Procurement reform leader leaving GSA
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Oct 05, 2000
Yet another leader with great impact on the federal IT community is heading
for the greener pastures of the private sector with Thursday's announcement
that William Gormley is leaving.
Gormley, assistant commissioner at the Office of Acquisition in the
General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service, will be retiring
from government service at the end of the month.
He is leaving FSS to become senior vice president in charge of consulting
operations at the Washington Management Group, which runs the Coalition
for Government Procurement and other ventures.
Gormley will begin his new job "right around Election Day" — Nov. 7 — according to Larry Allen, executive director of the Coalition for Government
In 1998, Gormley received President Clinton's Meritorious Executive
Service Award for his work in streamlining the acquisition process on GSA
schedule contracts and other programs. He also received a Federal 100 award
that year from Federal Computer Week for those efforts.
Gormley has been a strong advocate for getting agency IT procurement
personnel to use the GSA schedules.
In January, GSA figures showed that sales through FSS' IT schedule ballooned
more than 50 percent last year, reaching $7.8 billion in fiscal 1999, up
from just more than $5 billion in fiscal 1998. IT services, which GSA placed
on the schedule in 1998, were credited with being the primary reason for
the run up in sales.
Diane Frank contributed to this article.