Drabkin becomes GSA's acquisition chief

David Drabkin has been appointed deputy chief acquisition officer and senior procurement executive at the General Services Administration, Administrator Lurita Doan announced today.    


The CAO Office is responsible for developing and reviewing acquisition policies, procedures, and related training for GSA and federal acquisition professionals through the Federal Acquisition Institute, Civilian Acquisition Advisory Committee, Federal Acquisition Regulation, and GSA’s acquisition manual and training programs. In his new position, Drabkin is responsible for all contracting matters with GSA and the acquisition workforce, and serves as GSA's FAR signatory.


Drabkin has worked at GSA for more than seven years and recently completed a detail to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. President Bush appointed him to be a member of the Acquisition Advisory Panel. Drabkin has also been deputy program manager of the Pentagon Renovation Program, and assistant deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition process and policies and director of regulatory reform and implementation, where he was the project manager for implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act.


For more, read this story by Jason Miller.

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