General Services Administration

This is Ed O'Hare's second stint as a federal chief information officer.

The first time he was the CIO was for the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service.

He then left government, only to come back to be the CIO of the merged organization that includes the old FSS, now known as the Federal Acquisition Service.

In many ways, his two experiences as CIO have been similar.

This time, however, O'Hare brought the memory of some of the frustrations he experienced when he was in industry to the job this time and is trying to address them.

O'Hare, who May 2 will replace John Johnson as the assistant commissioner for the Integrated Technology Services, wants FAS to make it easier for vendors to interact with the service.

O'Hare will be replaced on an acting basis by Elizabeth DelNegro as FAS CIO.