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Wagner To Become Acting Commissioner for GSA's Federal Acquisition Service

GSA # 10204 

November 28,   2005
Contact:  GSA Press Office, (202) 501-1231

Washington, DC –  Marty Wagner, currently Associate Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), will become Acting Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) on December 21 replacing Barbara Shelton, who will return to her position as GSA Regional Administrator, Mid-Atlantic Region.

Ms. Shelton came to Washington in February 2005 as Acting Commissioner of the Federal Technology Service (FTS).  She has been Acting FAS Commissioner since June 2005 and led the on-going effort to design and establish the new Service.  The FAS organization was officially established by GSA order in September 2005.  During the transition period, Ms. Shelton served concurrently as Acting Commissioner of FTS and Acting Commissioner of the Federal Supply Service (FSS).  She assumed the National Headquarters positions after three years as GSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator.

Acting GSA Administrator David Bibb praised Ms. Shelton’s time with FAS noting that:  “Barbara has been the heart and soul of the work done to establish the Federal Acquisition Service.  She stepped into a very challenging role and helped create a new-look U.S. General Services Administration that will be better able to serve our customers and by extension, the American people.”

Mr. Bibb also said that he is looking forward to working with Mr. Wagner in his new position.

“Marty and I have had a good and productive working relationship for many years.  He is definitely the right person to carry this work forward as we drive ahead to complete the reorganization,” said Mr. Bibb.            

Marty Wagner has been the Associate Administrator for Governmentwide Policy since 1995, where he has played an instrumental role in improving the government’s management policies and in developing innovative approaches to providing services throughout the government.  Prior to his role with OGP, Mr. Wagner served as Deputy Commissioner for the Information Resources Management Service from 1990 to 1995, where he managed what became the Federal Technology Service as well as the information technology schedules in the Federal Supply Service.

John Sindelar, currently the Deputy Associate Administrator for OGP, will serve as Acting Associate Administrator of the organization in Wagner’s absence.


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