General Services Administration has promoted Rodney Lantier to acting deputy chief acquisition officer. He replaces David Drabkin, who retired from the agency and joined Northrop Grumman Corp. as director of acquisition policy. Lantier will serve as acting deputy while GSA searches for a permanent deputy CAO.
Lantier’s career at GSA’s Public Buildings Service spans over three decades. He also has 14 years of experience at the acquisition policy office. During the past two years, Lantier has been chief of staff at the policy office and, most recently, was assistant deputy associate administrator for acquisition.
For three years, Lantier was program manager of the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation program. Among his other jobs, he has worked on developing GSA regulations, especially for the Federal Acquisition Regulation.