DorobekInsider: GSA’s O’Hare to replace Johnson as ITS Assistant Commissioner

Monday - 3/30/2009, 12:26pm EDT

We’ve been telling you about the departure of GSA’s John Johnson.

There is now a replacement: GSA’s Ed O’Hare will become the new Assistant Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s Integrated Technology Services, which oversees some of the government’s biggest and most important contracts including the GSA schedule contracts, GSA’s governmentwide telecommunications contracts such as Networx , and GSA’s governmentwide acquisition vehicles , including the just announced Alliant.

A number of other changes detailed in a memo from GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Jim Williams:

After 33 years of federal service, John Johnson, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS), has decided to retire effective May 2, 2009. We here atFAS will miss him greatly.

While John’s retirement leaves large shoes to fill, I am grateful that several FAS leaders have agreed to help FAS and ITS transition to its next phase. Effective May 2, 2009, the following leadership changes will occur:

Edward J. O’Hare, the present FAS Chief Information Officer (CIO), will become the ITS Assistant Commissioner; Elizabeth F. DelNegro, the Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement (QP), will become the Acting FAS Chief Information Officer; and Amanda G. Fredriksen, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of General Supplies and Services (QS) will become the Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Strategic Business Planning and Process Improvement. Amanda will also continue her work as the primaryFAS leader working with PBS on FAS support to PBS’s $5.5 billion portion of the Recovery Act. Joe Jeu will fulfill the duties of the Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Assistant Commissioner until such time as an acting person is named to fill behind Amanda.

Ed, Liz, Amanda and Joe’s extensive GSA and FAS knowledge and expertise will help ensure a seamless transition, continued full support to FAS’ Recovery Act roles and support to President Obama’s new IT initiatives. I am extremely confident of their abilities to successfully lead and manage these organizations but also appreciate your support of these leaders in their new positions.

Jim