Former GSA official Ed O’Hare to return

Ed O’Hare, former chief information officer at the General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Service, is returning to GSA, agency officials said.

O’Hare will be assistant commissioner of FAS’ Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement. He will be responsible for the coordination and management of the organizational design and implementation of FAS, which GSA created earlier this year by merging the Federal Supply Service and the Federal Technology Service.

O’Hare has a long history with GSA. Before he left the agency in 2004, he was assistant commissioner for global supply. During his tenure as FSS CIO from 1996-2001, he was responsible for the development of GSA Advantage, a one-stop shopping Web site for GSA customers.

“O'Hare will oversee FAS strategic business planning to include the design and implementation of business process improvements,” said FAS Commissioner Jim Williams in a memo to employees. “He will provide national leadership and exercise management responsibility for policy, planning, development and execution of programs related to nationwide strategic planning and performance-based activities. Mr. O’Hare is charged with integrating FAS planning and strategy with financial policy, business systems and processes to support FAS’ strategic goals.”

O’Hare has been a vice president at Dynanet for the past two years. He has also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine,, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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