Germain named GSA's chief of staff

She will oversee the agency's Office of the Administrator

Danielle Germain, former director of the Collaboration Project at the National Academy of Public Administration, is now the chief of staff at the General Services Administration, the agency announced today.

She will oversee the Office of the Administrator and the staffing of agency programs and projects. She will also guide the agency's continuity-of-operations planning and emergency response efforts, and help coordinate work among GSA’s 11 regions.

Meanwhile, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Martha Johnson to be the agency’s administrator on June 8. Now the full Senate must vote on her confirmation.

Germain said she is excited to work in President Barack Obama’s administration. “Important work has already begun in critical areas such as modernizing federal buildings, greening the federal fleet, and using technology to strengthen the relationship between Americans and the federal government,” she said.

At NAPA, Germain led the White House Recovery dialogue on information technology solutions. She also worked on a national pilot project on citizen engagement called “A National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy,” which the CIO Council, Office of Management and Budget, and GSA sponsored.

Germain has worked in management positions at the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, the Council for Excellence in Government, the IT Association of America (now TechAmerica) and IBM Governmental Programs. She also served as an aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.).

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