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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

“We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level because that is the amount we actually are going to spend so we want to get the best deal there, the most competition we can there,” Murphy said during her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday.

She said she intends to boost transparency through changes to the System for Award management and development of a real property database.

Her other two priorities include efforts to reduce duplication through the adoption of shared services and advancement of ethical leadership.

Murphy also fielded questions from members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on her plans to address challenges associated with federal real property such as the disposal of unused federal properties, the report added.

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