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GSA taps acting official to lead Office of Systems Management

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Judith Zawatsky, who served as chief of staff of the Federal Acquisition Service, was named as the assistant commissioner of the office responsible for integrating and unifying federal contracting award processes.

Zawatsky had been serving as acting head of the Office of Systems Management and was elevated to the job on a permanent basis, according to a Jan. 31 General Services Administration memo obtained by FCW.

OSM is in charge of FAS and governmentwide contracting systems, including the System of Award Management.

Zawatsky, a 2016 Fed 100 winner, stepped in as acting OSM assistant commissioner after Dave Zvenyach, a former acting 18F executive director, was detailed to serve as a technical advisor to FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas.

Tricia Sieveke, who had been filling in for Zawatsky in the FAS chief of staff role will take on that job on a permanent basis, according to the same memo.

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, 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.

Click here for previous articles by Rockwell. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.


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