The General Services Administration is getting a makeover. As part of the reorganization, GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Communications is now split into two: Office of Communications and Marketing is one part, and the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies is the second part.
David McClure, associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies said, “The newly formed Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies will leverage GSA’s leadership role in identifying and applying new technologies to effective government operations and service delivery while continuing to advance GSA’s responsibilities in serving the American people through open and transparent government initiatives.”
Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia is currently the Department of Interior’s CIO. He is moving to the GSA to serve as the deputy associate administrator for innovative technologies. The Office of Innovative Technologies is brand new not only to Bhagowalia, but new to the GSA as well.
GSA created the new office to help determine which new technologies will be beneficial to government wide operations and how the government agencies can apply them effectively. Ultimately, the new office will allow GSA to better provide technologies to its customers, other government agencies.
McClure will be the head of the new office and Bhagowalia will be working within the new office. Today, is his very first day.
“I am pleased to welcome Sonny Bhagowalia to GSA as deputy associate administrator for innovative technologies. He will play a pivotal role in directing our federal cloud computing efforts and other innovative technology initiatives GSA will be executing as part of OMB’s eGovernment agenda and will be overseeing special projects and activities related to the Federal CIO Council,” McClure said.