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OFPP's Rung is leaving government

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Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and U.S. chief acquisition officer, is leaving government service for the private sector, Office of Management and Budget officials confirmed to FCW.

Rung's departure was first reported by Federal News Radio, which said she is leaving to run Amazon Business' strategic supplier program for government.

Rung replaced Joe Jordan as chief acquisition officer two years ago.

OMB would not confirm where Rung was going, but the Amazon job would be in her wheelhouse. According to an internal memo to OMB employees, Director Shaun Donovan called Rung "a driving force" in implementing the White House's vision of strategic sourcing.

He credited Rung with streamlining $275 billion in acquisitions of common goods through category management and saving taxpayers more than $2.1 billion by reducing contract duplication and focusing the federal government's massive purchasing power to get good deals.

Donovan also noted Rung's efforts to make the sometimes Byzantine federal acquisition process a little more clear through innovative efforts such as TechFAR. In addition, she launched the Acquisition 360 program at OMB a year ago. That review identifies where agencies can improve interactions with vendors and customers.

In early 2014, Rung unveiled the far-reaching category management effort spearheaded by the General Services Administration and steered by OMB.

The initiative has resulted in a series of policy mandates aimed at saving money and reducing the number of federal contracts for personal computers, software licenses and mobile devices and services.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Sep 16, 2016 at 1:29 PM


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