Shifts continue as Brigati named GSA’s acting deputy administrator

The GSA building in Washington, D.C. (Tajha Chappellet-Lanier / FedScoop)


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Changes at the General Services Administration continued Tuesday with the news that Allison Brigati has been named acting deputy administrator.

The move comes a day after the agency said that it was moving Technology Transformation Service Director Rob Cook and his assistant, Crystal Philcox, and the same day GSA Administrator Emily Murphy was sworn in.

Brigati came to GSA in July to serve as the associate administrator of the Office of Governmentwide Policy after having previously held multiple positions with The World Bank and serving as deputy counsel for the Republican National Committee in the 1990s.

Brigati was added to the agency’s leadership page on Tuesday afternoon.

It’s unclear what this means for Anthony Costa, who served as acting deputy administrator before the Brigati’s promotion. Formerly GSA’s chief human capital officer, Costa took the deputy administrator role in January following the presidential inauguration. He has worked for the agency for almost two decades.

Likewise, there hasn’t been an announcement from GSA about whether Tim Horne, who served as acting administrator of the agency under the new administration, will remain at GSA. Prior to his appointment, he served as a regional commissioner of the Public Building Service.

“GSA is very grateful for Tim Horne and Tony Costa’s leadership and dedication to the agency and we welcome Allison Brigati to her new role as acting deputy administrator,” a GSA spokesperson told FedScoop in an emailed statement. “We look forward to working with them during this new chapter of GSA as we continue to focus on delivering the best value in real estate, technology and acquisition services to government and the American people.”


Federal News Radio first reported Brigati’s promotion.

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