Coleman Named GSA CIO
August 29, 2007
Contact: Steve Hoffman, (202) 501-1231
Washington – GSA Administrator Lurita Doan today announced Casey Coleman will serve as the Chief Information Officer for the agency. Ms. Coleman has been acting since June.
"Casey Coleman is the right person to fill this crucial position for GSA,” Administrator Doan said. “The skills Casey demonstrated at the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) give me great confidence she will be able to help the Office of the CIO meet its many challenges, including reducing the cost and improving the quality of government services and reducing technology risk.”
Before becoming acting agency CIO, Ms. Coleman played a key management role at FAS as chief information officer. In that position, she was responsible for the delivery of information technology, management services and business applications to support FAS, the new GSA organization formed by the combination of the former Federal Technology Service (FTS) and Federal Supply Services.
Before that, she served for two years as the FTS CIO and also headed the GSA Office of Citizen Services from 2002 – 2004.
Ms. Coleman is closely involved with the Federal IT community and is a board member of the Government Information Technology Executive Council. Ms. Coleman also championed a business process redesign of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) procurement process, with new supporting technology, reducing process time from over 100 days to less than 20 days. She was also named a 2007 recipient of Federal Computer Week’s “Fed 100” award.
Ms. Coleman is a native Texan with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 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? On average, GSA procures more than $10 billion in goods and services from the private sector for federal agencies in a year.