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Nearly 700 expected to attend Federal Acquisition Conference - 2001

GSA # 9814

April 13, 2001
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON, DC - Acquisition officials from throughout government and private industry are preparing to attend next
week's Federal Acquisition Conference - 2001, hosted by the Procurement Executives Council and the U.S. General Services Administration. This is the first-ever, government-wide acquisition conference.

An estimated 650 registrants are expected to attend the conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on April 18-19, which will feature the new Administration's message on acquisition. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Honorable Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

"This audience, forum and timing present an opportunity that could not be better to give the new administration's vision on acquisition. We are moving fast and it is events like this that help us get the message out to the right people," said David Drabkin, Senior Procurement Executive at GSA. The conference will also feature discussion by Federal policymakers who will present their vision of how today's business should be conducted and their plans for tomorrow's business.

The Procurement Executives Council is chaired by OMB's Deputy Director for Management. It is an interagency council comprised of the Senior Procurement Executives in the Federal government's Executive Branch as well as the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). GSA provides billions of dollars in solutions to the Federal government and issues the FAR jointly with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

For more information, contact Jerry Olson at 202-501-3221 or visit the Web site at