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Doan Steps Down as GSA Administrator

GSA #10496

April 30, 2008
Contact:  Lindsey Willis, (202) 501-1231
lindsey.willis@gsa.gov    
 

WASHINGTON — U.S. General Services Administration Administrator Lurita Doan announced today that she submitted her resignation as the head of the federal government's premier contracting and building agency.  Doan will conclude her tenure as the first woman to head the GSA.
 
"It has been a great privilege to serve our nation and a great President,” said Doan. “The past twenty-two months have been filled with accomplishments: together, we have regained our clean audit opinion, restored fiscal discipline, re-tooled our ability to respond to emergencies, rekindled entrepreneurial energies, reduced bureaucratic barriers to small companies to get a GSA Schedule, ignited a building boom at our nation's ports of entries, boldly led the nation in an aggressive telework initiative, and improved employee morale so that we were selected as one of the best places to work in the federal government.  These accomplishments are made even more enjoyable by the fact that there were lots of people who told us they could never be done.  I have great faith in the abilities of GSA’s dedicated team.”
 
Doan came to GSA as an accomplished entrepreneur having successfully established a minority-owned, small business.  Doan capably managed GSA's $17 billion budget and 12,000 employees and leaves the agency with employee morale at an all time highpoint, according to the most recent OPM survey.

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GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
• Founded in 1949, 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 208,000 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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