GSA's Karl Krumbholz announces retirement

Karl Krumbholz, the General Services Administration’s director of network services programs and responsible for the major Networx telecommunications contract, announced he will retire from GSA in December, according to a post on his "Network Services Update" blog Sept. 6.

GSA officials confirmed the news.

In the blog post, Krumbholz said GSA officials have put him on a temporary assignment until the end of the year, and for now, Frank Tiller, deputy director of network services, will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the program.

"My time at GSA has been the most challenging and rewarding of my career," Krumbholz wrote. "That includes nine very rewarding years in industry before coming to GSA and a full career as a Naval Officer, pilot and acquisition manager." He also complimented the leadership at GSA and the agency's employees on their work. 

In 2007, Krumbholz became director of network services programs at the Federal Acquisition Service's Office of Integrated Technology Services.

As its director, which was a new position at the time, Krumbholz has provided strategic, operational, technical and acquisition leadership of telecom programs, including the Networx contract and transition.

Krumbholz had been deputy assistant commissioner at the Federal Technology Service's Office of Service Development and Delivery. In that role, he was responsible for managing the FTS 2001 and Crossover federal telecom programs, in addition to the development activities that defined the next generation of GSA offerings.

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

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