GSA promotes veteran leader to acting deputy CAO

Lantier has worked at GSA for 33 years, working in its Public Buildings Service and for 14 years in the acquisition policy office.

Rodney Lantier is now acting deputy chief acquisition officer at the General Services Administration after the retirement of deputy CAO David Drabkin, an agency official said March 5.

Lantier will be acting deputy while GSA searches for a permanent deputy CAO, said Michael Robertson, GSA's CAO and associate administrator for governmentwide policy.


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Drabkin retired last week and will be director of acquisition policy at Northrop Grumman.

Lantier has been at GSA for 33 years, working at the agency's Public Buildings Service. He also has 14 years of experience at the acquisition policy office. During the past two years, Lantier has been chief of staff at the policy office and, most recently, was assistant deputy associate administrator for acquisition.

For three years, Lantier was program manager of the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation program. Among his other jobs, he has worked on developing GSA regulations, especially for the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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