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GSA Announces Leadership Changes in FAS Operations

GSA# 10579

April 1, 2009
Contact: Robert Lesino, (202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON – Three changes in executive leadership are pending within the U.S. General Services Administration’s acquisition division, the agency announced today. The changes become effective May 2.
GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Jim Williams announced: 

  • Edward J. O’Hare will become the assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services. O’Hare is the FAS chief information officer. 
  • Elizabeth F. DelNegro will become the acting FAS chief information officer. DelNegro is acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement. 
  • Amanda G. Fredriksen, deputy assistant commissioner for the Office of General Supplies and Services, will become the acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement.  

“Ed, Liz, and Amanda all have extensive GSA and FAS knowledge and expertise,” said Williams.  “I am confident of their abilities to successfully lead and manage these organizations.”
In his new position, O’Hare will be responsible for the IT Schedule 70 program, the IT governmentwide acquisition contracts program, the Networx and Alliant contracts, and the veterans’ governmentwide acquisition contract.
As acquisition’s acting CIO, DelNegro will be responsible for the development and management of FAS IT applications and systems, including GSA Advantage!®, e-Buy, and e-Offer/e-Mod.  Her new office also provides system support to strategic programs such as Networx and Alliant. 
In her new position, Fredriksen will be responsible for the FAS strategic planning, performance management, and process improvement programs.  Fredriksen currently leads the FAS response to President Obama’s economic recovery efforts. 


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Last Reviewed 2010-04-30