Federal 100: Joanie F. Newhart

Joanie F. Newhart
Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs
Office of Management and Budget

The work: Building the capability and capacity of the government’s acquisition workforce.

The impact: Newhart’s efforts aim to reduce the risks associated with IT procurements and directly support the White House’s plan to reform federal IT management.

The nuts and bolts: Newhart led the development of two key Office of Federal Procurement Policy initiatives: a stringent certification program for contracting officer’s representatives and guidance for agencies in setting up cadres of acquisition professionals, which she did by identifying and adapting the best approaches of public and private organizations.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

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

Featured

  • Image: Shutterstock

    COVID, black swans and gray rhinos

    Steven Kelman suggests we should spend more time planning for the known risks on the horizon.

  • IT Modernization
    businessman dragging old computer monitor (Ollyy/Shutterstock.com)

    Pro-bono technologists look to help cash-strapped states struggling with legacy systems

    As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help.

Stay Connected