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OFPP Nominee Anne Rung Outlines Priorities to Senate Committee

AnneRungAnne Rung, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has outlined her priorities during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jason Miller writes Rung vowed to focus on strategic sourcing to streamline federal acquisition spending, modernize acquisition processes and enhance the training of acquisition personnel.

Rung told the committee she plans to establish communications with the Congress after Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairperson of the subcommittee on financial and contracting oversight, expressed concern over the White House’s policy of forbidding OFPP staff from testifying before the committee, according to the report.

She also promised to review, if confirmed, how agencies implement policies on multi-sector workforce, the report says.

Rung wrote in her questions for committee that she wants to examine what agencies are buying by using data and performance benchmarks, the station reports.

Miller writes the OFPP nominee also seeks to work with industry and the CAO Council, if confirmed, to determine whether contractors could appraise agencies on their acquisition processes.

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