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Murphy to Depart GSA at End of Month

GSA #10310

January 11, 2007
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced the departure of Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) Emily Murphy for the private sector effective January 31. 

Murphy, who has been with GSA for approximately two years, is the agency’s first CAO.  She reflects that: "My two years at GSA truly have been exciting and rewarding.  I am proud of the many accomplishments the CAO office achieved in the past two years, and I will certainly miss the people and work at this incredible agency."

GSA Administrator Lurita Doan said, “Emily's contributions to GSA and the federal government have been tremendous--her work has had a lasting and positive impact on government procurement practice and policy.  She is a true leader in the field of government acquisition, and I have truly enjoyed working with her. I am sorry to see her leave, but wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor.”

Murphy will be joining the Washington law firm of Miller & Chevalier. No decisions regarding replacement or interim appointments have been made.  An announcement on a successor will be made at the end of the month.

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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 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 170,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of FirstGov.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-travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.