In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously approved President Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, GovExec reports.
Joseph Jordan, currently an adviser in the Office of Management and Budget, was nominated in February to succeed Dan Gordon, who took up a teaching position at George Washington University’s law school.
Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said his fellow lawmakers should support Jordan’s nomination, citing Jordan’s acquisition experience in both the public and private sectors.
Since December 2011, Jordan has served as a senior adviser to Acting OMB Director Jeff Zients.
Before joining OMB, he served in the Small Business Administration as associate administrator for government contracting and business development.
His private sector experience includes time at McKinsey & Company, where he advised state governments on spending and efficiency.