GSA shuffles key IT personnel

GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock) 

General Services Administration Administrator Emily Murphy shifted one of the managers of the agency's $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contact to another position in the agency’s acquisition service and appointed a top manager for its Technology Modernization Fund.

In an internal memo issued earlier this week to all agency personnel and obtained by FCW, Murphy rolled out a flurry of personnel promotions and moves in several of the agency’s contracting and regional offices.

Among the changes was a shift of one of the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract’s managers, Amando Gavino.

Gavino, who had been director of telecommunications services in the agency’s Federal Acquisition Services, according to the memo, will now serve as director of information technology services in the Office of Information Technology Category. Murphy’s memo didn’t name a replacement in Gavino's position.

GSA has been looking to raise the visibility of EIS among agencies, touting its value as part of the Trump administration's overall IT modernization strategy at industry events.

The memo also announced Joanne Collins-Smee is now deputy commissioner of FAS and director of the Technology Transformation Services. She had been acting deputy commissioner of both.

Elizabeth Cain was named as executive director for the Technology Modernization Fund. She had been a financial management analyst for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. GSA houses the current $100 million that undergirds the Government Technology Act revolving modernization fund.  The GSA's fiscal 2019 budget requested another $210 million for the fund.

Among other moves, the memo said Jessica Salmoiraghi was named associate administrator for the Office of Governmentwide Policy. She was previously director of federal agencies and international programs at the American Council of Engineering Companies.

"I'm honored to lead such a strong team of talented and dedicated professionals and I look forward to working with them as we continue to deliver effective and efficient government for the American people," Murphy said in a statement to FCW about the moves.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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