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ITAPS Statement Endorsing Anne Rung's Nomination as Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at OMB

July 23, 2014



WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Information Technology Industry Council issued the following news release:

The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), a division of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), released the following letter of support to the members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee endorsing the nomination of Anne E. Rung to be the next Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In the letter to Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), the chairman and ranking member of the committee, the alliance of leading technology companies from the telecommunications, information technology, and defense industrial base sectors urges Rung's speedy confirmation by the committee:

July 23, 2014

The Honorable Thomas R. Carper

Chairman

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

340 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Tom Coburn

Ranking Member

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

340 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

Re: Hearing to Confirm Ms. Anne Rung as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget

Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Coburn:

On behalf of the IT Alliance for Public Sector, I urge the speedy confirmation of Anne E. Rung to be the next Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) at the Office of Management and Budget. Ms. Rung's nomination comes at a critical time when Congress, the Administration, and departments are examining how to reform the acquisition practices of the federal government and in order to be successful, strong leadership is needed in the executive branch's highest procurement office.

Ms. Rung's extensive experience in public service at both the state and federal level make her an ideal candidate for Administrator. This experience, coupled with her skills and abilities demonstrated in her most recent role as the Chief Acquisition Officer at the General Services Administration (GSA), establish her qualifications to lead acquisition policy across the federal government enterprise. We support her continued engagement to lead procurement policy formation and implementation, including efforts to improve the acquisition workforce, one of the most critical steps in improving the federal acquisition process. We also appreciate the engagement she had with the federal supplier community in her previous roles and would encourage her in this new role to continue and expand upon that engagement. We would also encourage her to build upon the recent OFPP online request for information, the Open Dialogue on Improving How to Do Business with the Federal Government, as an initial step toward using new and innovative tools and technologies to enhance and bring engagement, transparency, and dialogue with the acquisition community into the Information Age. Such a transformation is another essential element to bringing new thoughts and ideas into the Office to solve some of our biggest procurement and policy challenges.

Leadership in the Administrator's role is critical for achieving success in efforts to improve the acquisition workforce and transform the way the government acquires goods and services, including the innovative technologies our member companies offer in the public sector market. We believe that Ms. Rung is an excellent candidate to perform and excel in this role and would urge you to consider her nomination favorably and vote to confirm her as the next Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. Thank you for your consideration of our endorsement and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 202-626-5758 or at thodgkins@itic.org.

Respectfully,

A.R. "Trey" Hodgkins, III, CAE

Senior Vice President, Public Sector

Cc: Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

About ITAPS. ITAPS, a division of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), is an alliance of leading technology companies building and integrating the latest innovative technologies for the public sector market. With a focus on the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as on educational institutions, ITAPS advocates for improved procurement policies and practices, while identifying business development opportunities and sharing market intelligence with our industry participants. Visit itaps.itic.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter @ITAlliancePS.

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