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OGP Selects John Sindelar as Deputy Associate Administrator

GSA #9682

May 2, 2000
Contact: Eleni Martin
(202) 501-1231

WASHINGTON - The Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) of the U.S. General Services Administration has announced that John Sindelar will become its new Deputy Associate Administrator, effective May 7, 2000.

In making the announcement, G. Martin Wagner, Associate Administrator for the Office of Governmentwide Policy said, "John has served this office well as our long-time Chief of Staff. He has proven abilities in producing management results, is highly committed to our customers, and has built an excellent relationship with our agency and industry partners. I look forward to continuing our work together in his new role as Deputy Associate Administrator."

Sindelar has been the Chief of Staff for OGP since December 1995. In 1994, he spearheaded a major review of GSA's primary business lines at the direction of the President to determine whether programs could be more efficiently delivered through privatization or other forms of management. From 1993-1998, he was GSA's liaison to the Vice President's staff for reinventing government. From 1988 to 1993, he was the agency's director for privatization programs. Prior to 1988, he served in several management positions with the U.S. Treasury and GSA. He has been with GSA since 1980. In his role as Chief of Staff, Sindelar has played a leading role in all facets of policy management including the ACES program which facilitates secure on-line access to Government information and services by the public through the use of public key infrastructure/digital signature technology. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from American University.

OGP plays a key role in improving the government's management systems with a sphere of influence that exceeds $600 billion in federal assets and services. This includes regulatory responsibility for over $200 billion a year in federal acquisition, a key driver of $300 billion in federal grants towards end-to-end electronic processing, and a direct impact on $33 billion for information technology (IT) through training, security, and best practices. OGP is a leading advocate for electronic commerce including the use of web technology for secure information dissemination and procurement, and access to management information systems by the federal community. Other key policy-making responsibilities include real estate, personal property, government travel and transportation, and federal advisory committees, and intergovernmental IT solutions.