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Caughman Selected as Chief of Staff for GSA's Federal Acquisition Service

GSA # 10399

September 6, 2007 

Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231

deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – Air Force veteran and former White House aide Bruce Caughman will serve as Chief of Staff for the Federal Acquisition Service, FAS Commissioner James A. Williams announced today. The Federal Acquisition Service is the procurement arm of the U.S. General Services Administration.

“Mr. Caughman brings an extraordinary level of expertise and exceptional experience to his new position,” said Commissioner Williams. “As Chief of Staff, he will play a critically important role in ensuring even greater successes for the Federal Acquisition Service and GSA.”

As part of the executive leadership team, Mr. Caughman will help oversee the procurement and delivery of $46 billion worth of products and services to the federal government. He will also be integrally involved in developing and implementing critical FAS policies and operational procedures. 

Prior to joining GSA, Mr. Caughman served with the U.S. Air Force for more than 22 years, specializing in operations and acquisition and demonstrating expertise as a program manager and organizational leader. Additionally, he served on the White House staff for seven years in a variety of positions, including Presidential Emergency Operations Officer and Personal Aide to the President.

Mr. Caughman has extensive experience in providing acquisition and policy development support within the Department of Defense (DoD) and in the private sector. He previously held key positions in two of DoD’s most important acquisition programs—F-22 fighters and Joint Strike Fighters— contributing significantly to their success.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Mr. Caughman received an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

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