Bill Zielinski

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service

General Services Administration

Bill Zielinski is the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). FAS provides buying platforms and acquisition services to federal, state, and local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITC provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services, and solutions.

In addition, Mr. Zielinski has also been selected by the Program Management Office for Government-wide Category Management Intelligence, in consultation with Office of Management and Budget, to serve as the Government-wide Information Technology (IT) Category Manager.

Mr. Zielinski formerly served as the Acting Unit Chief for Agency Oversight in the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In this role, he provided oversight of the Federal Government’s Information Technology Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process on behalf of the Federal CIO. The Federal CIO is responsible for providing guidance on the formulation and oversight of an annual IT investment portfolio in excess of $85 billion.

Additionally, he has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Social Security Administration, where he led a staff of approximately 3,400 Information Technology (IT) Specialists and managed an annual total budget of more than $1.5 billion. In this role, he was responsible for the delivery of IT solutions that allow the agency to effectively manage more than $800 billion in annual benefits to more than 60 million people around the world.

Prior to being the CIO, Mr. Zielinski served as the Regional Commissioner for SSA’s San Francisco Region. As the principal Social Security official for the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Area, he provided leadership for the effective and efficient operation of all Social Security programs within the region. Mr. Zielinski directed approximately 6,500 employees in the regional and field facilities and managed an annual budget of $725 million.