Dan Tangherlini, head of the General Services Administration for nearly three years, has informed employees in a letter posted to GSA’s website Thursday that he will depart the agency on February 13.
Tangherlini told GSA staffers that Denise Turner Roth, who joined GSA as deputy administrator in March 2014, will lead the agency on a full-time basis until President Barack Obama officially nominates a new GSA administrator.
GSA highlighted Tangherlini’s efforts to build partnerships with the private sector in order to shrink the federal government’s real estate footprint, including initiatives for the FBI headquarters in Washington, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Volpe building in Massachusetts and Moffett Federal Airfield in California.
The agency also launched initiatives aimed to refresh the government’s acquisition approach during Tangherlini’s tenure, such as the use of blanket purchase agreements to acquire wireless services, the 18F digital services team, a new category management methodology and a Common Acquisition Platform to leverage technology usage for category management.
Click here to read Tangherlini’s full message to GSA employees.