2019 Fed 100

Federal 100: Matthew Blum

Name: Matthew Blum
Title: Associate Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy
Agency: Office of Management and Budget

Acquisition advocate. As a top procurement policy official at OMB, Blum could reasonably claim to be too busy to take on more work. However, he also leads one of the most influential cross-agency acquisition groups in the federal government — the Acquisition Innovation Advocates Council. The group taps expertise from programs such as OMB’s U.S. Digital Service, the Presidential Innovation Fellows, the General Services Administration’s 18F and others. Through his leadership, the AIA Council is finding ways to embrace emerging and innovative business practices that are changing

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