Written byDavid Stegon
Dan Gordon, the Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget, announced he will step down later this year to serve as Associate Dean for Government Contracts Law at the George Washington University Law School.
Gordon came to OMB after 17 years in the Government Accountability Office, his last position as the deputy general counsel in the government contracts office. He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at GW’s Law School in 2002.
“I want to congratulate Dan on his move to GW later this year where as Dean Gordon he will continue to use his expertise in the world of federal procurement,” wrote OMB Administrator Jack Lew on the OMB blog announcing Gordon’s decision. “We will continue to build on his important work to make sure our procurement system delivers for the American taxpayers, so that the progress he has helped bring about will continue to be felt well beyond his departure from Federal service.”
Lew praised Gordon for helping decrease federal contracting spending for the first time in 12 years and working with the General Services Administration to use the government’s massive purchasing power to lower costs.
Lew also mentioned Gordon’s “Mythbusters” campaign to promote open communication between the government and industry to deliver better outcomes.
“Throughout his tenure, Dan has helped agencies focus on strengthening their acquisition workforce, especially by providing training, and driving the Administration’s commitment to tightening oversight of contractors, whether through a reinvigorated suspension and debarment process to deal with the ‘bad actors’ whose misdeeds no longer go unpunished, or focusing on the contract management role of contracting officers’ representatives, who help ensure that contractors deliver what they have promised, on time and on budget,” Lew said.