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GSAs OHare Named Chief Information Officer for Federal Acquisition Service

September 18, 2007
                             
GSA #10407
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231                                   
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

                             
WASHINGTON – Edward J. O’Hare is the new Chief Information Officer for the Federal Acquisition Service, FAS Commissioner James A. Williams announced today. FAS is the procurement arm of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

"Ed’s vast experience and his performance as acting CIO for the Federal Acquisition Service made him the easy choice to be the permanent CIO,” Commissioner Williams said.

Mr. O’Hare will be responsible for the development and management of applications and systems in support of FAS business lines and staff offices in accordance with policy established by the GSA Chief Information Officer. He will oversee an organization that provides tremendous value to constituent groups such as GSA employees, agency customers, and industry partners who rely on FAS business applications and electronic tools.
 
Mr. O'Hare previously served as the FAS Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement before becoming the acting CIO for FAS in July 2007. He was also the CIO and the Deputy CIO for the legacy Federal Supply Service from 1996 through 2001. During that time, Mr. O’Hare was responsible for the development of GSA Advantage!®, the agency’s one-stop shopping Web site for GSA customers. Prior to returning to GSA in 2006, Mr. O’Hare was a vice president for Dynanet Corp., where he led the development of compliant and secure information technology systems and programs to meet the diverse needs of federal, state and commercial clients. He also served as FSS Assistant Commissioner for Global Supply from 2002-04. He was a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton in 2001 and 2002.

Mr. O’Hare’s office will continue to support GSA Advantage!®, along with e-Buy, e-Offer/e-Mod, the Transportation Management Services Solution, FSS-19, GSA Auctions and the Regional Business Applications system. His office also supports strategic FAS programs such as Networx, HSPD-12 and Alliant, with various services such as a help desk, Web site content control and IT security.

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know? GSA recently added 55 hybrid sedans to the 24,000 alternative fuel vehicles purchased for federal customers this year.


Edward O'Hare, FAS