'Mr. FedRAMP' leaving GSA

GSA Mr. FedRAMP, Matt Goodrich

Matt Goodrich, who long ran the General Services Administration's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, is leaving the agency.

Goodrich, now a senior advisor at the agency, said in a July 15 tweet that his last day at with FedRAMP would be July 26.

In a LinkedIn message to FCW, Goodrich said he is headed to the private sector, but did not name the company.

When asked about Goodrich's departure and a possible replacement in the senior advisor position, a GSA spokesman said the agency doesn't comment on personnel matters.

Goodrich ran FedRAMP from 2011 until last August, when GSA shuffled the office's leadership. He became acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Products and Programs, which oversees secure cloud, public experience, data service, innovation portfolio and smart IT delivery -- and the FedRAMP program management office. Ashley Mahan, known as GSA's FedRAMP evangelist, became acting FedRAMP director.

In a separate move, GSA said in a formal July 15 announcement that LaFondra Lynch became the agency's new deputy chief of staff on July 8. Lynch had been chief of staff for the agency's Public Buildings Service according to GSA's statement. In that position, she helped manage the service's 5,300 employees around the nation, as well as a nearly $10 million budget.

Previous to that job, Lynch served as PBS chief of staff in the agency's Region 4, providing administrative and financial planning, management, and oversight for nine regional programs, GSA said.

Lynch "has done an excellent job as our PBS chief of staff and she brings a strong set of management, organizational, and strategic skills to our leadership team," GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said. "I know she will serve our agency well in her new role as deputy chief of staff."

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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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