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Awards to GSA Leadership Highlight Agency Commitment to Open Government and Transparency

Dave McClure and Mary Davie Receive AFFIRM Leadership Awards

GSA# 10677

June 17, 2010
Contact: Steve Hoffman, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Service Administration’s role in leading several federal open government initiatives was in the spotlight today as two of the agency’s senior leaders received awards for their commitment to participatory and open government from the Association for Federal Information Resource Management.

David L. McClure, Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Information Technology, and Mary A. Davie, Assistant Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, were honored at the AFFIRM Leadership Awards luncheon today for putting the principles of open government for citizens into action.

McClure received the award for outstanding executive leadership in governmentwide information resources management. Davie received the award for excellence in government information services for acquisition and procurement improvement and effectiveness.

The AFFIRM’s Leadership Awards are presented to individuals who have made leadership contributions to activities that have significance beyond their agency or organization, and provide efficiencies and effectiveness in an outstanding manner.

McClure joined GSA in August 2009 and advances the agency's responsibilities to make government open and transparent through federal initiatives, and providing increased government accessibility to the public. In addition, McClure's team fosters public engagement by using innovative technologies to connect citizens to government information and services.

Davie is responsible for overseeing the delivery of $3.5 billion in information technology and professional services products, services, and solutions to federal agencies worldwide. She has spearheaded the BetterBuy project, which is a joint initiative of the National Academy of Public Administration, the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, and GSA. Better Buy uses social media technology to receive suggestions and host discussion for improving the acquisition process.

AFFIRM is a nonprofit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information, and related systems and resources, within the federal government. Founded in 1979, and based in the Washington, D.C. area, AFFIRM's members include information resource management professionals from the federal, academic, and industry sectors.


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 one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 9,600 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, the official portal to federal government information and services.
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