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Alan Thomas to advise investment firm on tech

GSA's Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas delivers the keynote address at the Northeast and Caribbean Region's Industry Day June 27, 2018,  in New York. Photograph by Robert Andersen.

The General Services Administration's former acquisition chief has joined the advisory board of a private investment firm that also owns a cloud solutions provider.

Alan Thomas, formerly commissioner or the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, is now on the advisory board of defense- and government-focused investment firm Enlightenment Capital, the firm announced Nov. 12.

Enlightenment Capital provides capital and strategic support to middle tier companies in the aerospace, defense and government sectors.

Thomas will also join the executive team at Trowbridge and Trowbridge, a McLean, Va.-based provider of cloud, cyber and next-gen digital solutions to defense, intelligence and federal civilian markets, backed by Enlightenment Capital.

Thomas resigned from GSA in October. He became FAS commissioner in 2017, becoming a catalyst for several of the agency's higher profile modernization processes and technical improvements, such as a contract writing system, schedules consolidation and e-commerce portal efforts.

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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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