Amanda G. Fredriksen Selected Assistant Commissioner in Federal Acquisition Service
GSA Veteran Will Oversee Strategic Planning, Process Improvement Initiatives
October 13, 2009
Contact: Chris Hoagland, 202-501-1231
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the selection of Amanda G. Fredriksen as Assistant Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement.
In this position, Fredriksen will oversee and guide FAS’ strategic planning, business process improvement, and strategic communications programs and initiatives. She will also continue to lead FAS’ Recovery Act collaboration with the Public Buildings Service.
“Amanda has been instrumental in setting and implementing FAS’ strategic response to its Recovery Act responsibilities,” said FAS Commissioner James A. Williams. “Combined with her deep understanding of our business operations, this makes Amanda the right person to help chart FAS’ future.”
Fredriksen has been acting in this position for the past six months. Previously, she served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of General Supplies and Services. In that role, she helped direct GSA’s multiple award schedules, environmental acquisition initiatives, and its warfighter and national emergency response programs. She also received the Administrator’s Award for Meritorious Service for her leadership in developing the Federal Supply Service’s Performance Management System.
“FAS’ management and acquisition solutions truly make government stronger and more efficient,” said Fredriksen. “I’m excited for the opportunity to build upon FAS’ successes by strategically assessing how we will anticipate and address future customer needs in this economic environment.”
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GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 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.