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Bibb Named Acting Administrator for GSA

GSA #10193

October 18, 2005
Contact: Mary Alice Johnson, (202) 501-1231
maryalice.johnson@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – It was announced today that David L. Bibb, deputy administrator of GSA, will begin serving as acting administrator on November 1.  Bibb follows Stephen A. Perry who assumed his position as GSA administrator in May 2001 and announced his intention to step down as of October 31st.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the fine work we have been doing at GSA under the leadership of Administrator Perry until the position is filled on a permanent basis,” Bibb said.  “GSA is making great strides in meeting the needs of all federal agencies for excellent acquisition services which are reliable, consistent and fully compliant.  Today, GSA is playing a critical role supplying products and services to federal relief programs in the Gulf Coast and keeping our Armed Forces supplied with what they need as our soldiers serve around the globe.”

Administrator Perry said that, “David has been a partner to me in all that we have been doing at the agency to bring needed changes in order to better serve our federal customers.  I have no doubt he will serve the agency and our customers well as acting administrator.”      

As the second-ranking official at GSA, Bibb has worked closely with Administrator Perry and other members of the GSA senior leadership team.  He was a key leader of the “Get It Right” program, which was developed to ensure the proper use of GSA contracting vehicles and services.  Bibb has also been an advocate of the citizen services aspect of GSA’s mission and a key player in all management issues, taking a lead role on property management controls and the President’s Management Agenda.

In addition to his responsibilities at GSA, Bibb serves in these capacities:

  • Board member, National Capital Region Combined Federal Campaign
  • Vice chair, U.S. Access Board
  • Chair, Guidance Committee of the Workplace Network
  • Representative, National Advisory Council of the Building Owners and Managers Association of America

A GSA veteran of almost 34 years, Bibb was appointed deputy administrator in December 2003.  He joined GSA’s Atlanta office as a management intern in 1971. Since then he has been named to several executive level positions including deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner for planning, both within GSA’s Public Buildings Service.

Bibb also served as deputy associate administrator for Real Property within GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy. His responsibilities included the direction of policy and regulatory development for the acquisition, management, and disposal of real property and workplace assets of the federal government.

Bibb is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Awards of Meritorious Executive (twice) and of Distinguished Executive. He has twice received the Administrator’s Distinguished Service Award, GSA’s highest honor.

A graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, Bibb received a master of science degree from Florida State University in 1973

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GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public.  In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single “point of entry” to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate.  This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.