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Anne Rung: WH Procurement Office Wants ‘Single Managers’ for Common Acquisitions

Anne Rung
Anne Rung

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has said her office wants to place common acquisitions in the federal government “under single managers,” GovExec reported Tuesday.

Rung told a National Contract Management Association symposium that OFPP seeks to highlight performance in order to deliver customer service and reduce costs as part of President Obama’s management agenda, Charles Clark reports.

She said she plans to call on agency managers to reorganize procurement with the new categories outlined in the agenda in order to help agency managers schedule resource, according to the report.

Clark writes that OFPP will issue an organizational system that calls for an individual with a broad understanding of what influences cost and emerging markets to lead each category.

Rung told the symposium the procurement function requires 100,000 workers in 3,000 offices, GovExec reports.

She also recommended increases in pay for acquisition workers, among other options, in order to address the “brain drain” of federal government officials, Clark reports.

Rung said information technology procurement is another area that needs to be reconsidered, the report says.

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