June 16, 2021 – The Senate has confirmed Robin Carnahan as the new Administrator of General Services Administrations (GSA). Ms. Carnahan brings vast experience from working in the federal market and GSA. During the Obama Administration, Ms. Carnahan served in the innovative technology consulting initiative at 18F. She also served as Missouri’s 38th Secretary of State where she initiated innovative technology and improved government service delivery for businesses and citizens. She has advised government entities on modernizing technology and digitizing systems.
Ms. Carnahan’s statement at her confirmation hearing said “No program passed by this Congress can be fully effective without smart investments in an effective, secure digital infrastructure to deliver it, GSA is uniquely positioned to support that delivery mission across government.” She also acknowledges that “GSA is about much more than technology.” She added, “GSA is at the heart of creating a government that effectively delivers for the people and taxpayers, and I am committed to doing all I can to support that important mission.”
The Coalition for Government Procurement states that Ms. Carnahan “brings great hope for the government contracting community…and possess a great appreciation of the role of GSA in supporting the agencies that serve this nation. The Coalition members appreciate this enlightened, positive perspective on serving agencies and the nation’s citizens. They appreciate GSA’s unique position to support agency mission fulfillment across government, and they stand ready to assist GSA in that support effort.”