GSA shifts its FAS leadership

Ed O’Hare will become an assistant commissioner in the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) in May, and Elizabeth DelNegro will take over his position as FAS chief information officer in an acting capacity, agency officials said today.

O’Hare is set to become the assistant  commissioner for Integrated Technology Services (ITS). DelNegro is currently FAS’ acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement.

As DelNegro shifts roles, Amanda Fredriksen, deputy assistant commissioner for the Office of General Supplies and Services, will take over as acting assistant commissioner, GSA officials said.

“Ed, Liz and Amanda all have extensive GSA and FAS knowledge and expertise,” said FAS Commissioner Jim Williams. “I am confident of their abilities to successfully lead and manage these organizations.”

In his new position, O’Hare will be responsible for the $17 billion information technology Schedule 70 program, the IT governmentwide acquisition contracts program, the Networx and Alliant contracts, and the Veterans Technology Services GWAC.

The shift in FAS’ leadership comes as John Johnson, assistant FAS commissioner for ITS, prepares to retire May 2. He made his announcement March 30.

O’Hare, DelNegro and Fredriksen have a long history with GSA and in particular the defunct Federal Supply Service. In the past several years, GSA has combined FSS and the Federal Technology Service to create FAS.

Larry Allen, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, said the three have a long track record of good management and are likely to further push the remnants of FTS and FSS together. He expects they will try to centralize various programs in FAS, which could bring the Schedule 70 contracts under the same umbrella as the other multiple-award schedules contracts.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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