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Senate Clears Emily Murphy as Next GSA Administrator

Emily Murphy

The Senate has approved the nomination of Emily Webster Murphy, former senior adviser to the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to be the next leader at GSA.

GSA said Tuesday the unanimous decision came after Murphy discussed her priorities and vision for the agency’s advancement at a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing.

She will manage a workforce that includes 11,600 full-time agency employees, approximately 371 million square feet of rentable property and annual contracts valued at an estimated $54 billion.

“I’m excited to work with the talented and dedicated team at GSA as we focus on my priorities as administrator, which include emphasizing ethical leadership, reducing duplication within our internal processes and across government, generating more competition at the contract and task order level, and increasing agency transparency,” Murphy said.

She previously held advisory and leadership roles at the House Armed Services Committee, Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, Small Business Administration, Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and House Small Business Committee.

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