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Who Will Take Dan Gordon’s Desk at The White House?

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A key official in the government’s efforts to increase small business contracting is headed to the White House. As typical as such a move may sound, it may also foreshadow the news of who replaces Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Joseph Jordan, the Small Business Administration‘s associate administrator of government contracting and business development, will join the Office of Management and Budget later this month and advise Jeff Zients, federal chief performance officer, on policy and procurement matters.

Reports of Jordan’s move to the White House first appeared on FedScoop and OMB spokeswoman Moira Mack confirmed Jordan’s new position to Federal News Radio.

FedScoop’s report also floats the possibility of Jordan replacing Gordon as OFPP administrator. Typically, being brought on as a senior adviser is an early step before being nominated to head the OFPP, according to Federal Times.

Jordan has held his current position with the SBA since March 2009. Jordan’s team oversees programs that help small businesses meet the criteria to win government set-aside contracts. Set-aside prime contracts total more than $500 million, according to the SBA’s biography of Jordan.

Gordon is leaving federal service at the end of December to take up a position at George Washington University Law School as associate dean for government contracts law.

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