White House procurement policy official is official


It’s official: Daniel Gordon, the acting chief counsel of the Government Accountability Office, is President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy inside the Office  of Management and Budget.

Gordon has a long history in procurement law since he joined GAO in 1992.  From 2000 through 2006 he led GAO’s procurement law division, which hears bid protests on government contracts. GAO’s bid protest decisions frequently set precedent for government contracting officers. In 2006, he was named GAO’s deputy general counsel and has served as GAO’s acting general counsel since May.

As administrator of OFPP, Gordon will lead Obama’s procurement reform agenda.

In announcing Gordon’s nomination, OMB Director Peter Orszag said in his blog:

Dan is a career contracting professional who understands that the top goal of our procurement efforts is to use taxpayers’ dollars smartly and effectively – that we get the most value for every dollar we spend.  Dan will bring a fresh approach to procurement policy, but he also will rely on the expertise of the career procurement workforce to improve our procurement processes.

Check back with FederalTimes.com for a full report on Gordon’s nomination.


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  1. Hopefully Mr. Gordon can continue to aid OMB in improving procurement opportunities for small businesses. As an employee of a small business, I’ve seen excellent results from our company’s GSA Schedule award. Our revenue has been expanding tremendously, which is always important for a small business looking to expand. If you’re interested in getting a GSA Schedule contract for your company, I would recommend the consulting firm that we used to get ours, EZGSA (www.ezgsa.com). They were extremely patient and professional the entire time we worked with them.

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