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Profile: OFPP Admin Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan serves as administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, having been confirmed by the Senate in May to succeed Dan Gordon.

According to the White House, Jordan is responsible for implementing acquisition policies covering more than $500 billion in annual federal contract spending.

Prior to this position, he served as a senior adviser to acting Office of Management and Budget Director Jeff Zients since December 2011.

Between 2009 and 2011, Mr. Jordan served as associate administrator of government contracting and business development at the Small Business Administration.

According to SBA, his team worked with small businesses to help them compete for more than $500 billion in federal prime contracts and billions more in subcontracts.

Before joining the government, he was an engagement manager with management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he developed purchasing and supply management strategies for clients in several industries. He also worked with the firm’s public sector practice, advising state governments on reducing costs and gaining efficiencies.

In 2000, Jordan built and managed operations of web-based publisher-marketer Backwire, which quickly grew to 3 million subscribers, that company said. After Leap Wireless purchased Backwire, he became Leap’s project manager for strategic planning and product development.

Between 1998 and 2000, he worked on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews.”

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration.

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