GSA job swap
- By Mark Rockwell
- Nov 15, 2018
Two of the General Services Administration's top acquisition managers will exchange jobs after the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Crystal Philcox will take over as assistant commissioner for enterprise strategy management at the Federal Acquisition Service.
Laura Stanton is vacating that post to move to the job of deputy assistant commission of category management, office of information category at FAS, formerly held by Philcox.
Stanton inherits lead management duties on GSA's massive $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract, Enterprise Infrastructure Systems.
Philcox will take over strategic business planning, performance management, category management, GSA's Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative and the adoption of its Acquisition Gateway initiative.
The move was announced in an internal GSA email by FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas earlier in the week, and Philcox confirmed it to FCW at a federal acquisition summit conference on Nov. 15.
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, tele.com 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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