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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

Anne Rung
Anne Rung

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program.

Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products and services in an effort to generate savings and reduce duplicate contracts.

Kim Luke, formerly vice president of strategic growth for the U.S. public sector at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will serve as category manager for information technology at the Office of Management and Budget.

Tiffany Hixson
Tiffany Hixson

Tiffany Hixson, regional commissioner for the Northwest Arctic region’s federal acquisition service at the General Services Administration, will lead the professional services category.

Jacklyn Smyth, director of the strategic sourcing program office at the Department of Homeland Security, will serve as security and protection category manager.

Rung, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, noted that the Obama administration named Mary Ruwwe, regional commissioner for FAS in the Heartland region, as facilities and construction category manager.

George Prochaska, Greater Southwest regional commissioner for FAS, will serve as category manager for industrial products and services.

Jonathan Woodson
Jonathan Woodson

Greg Hammond, Northeast and Caribbean regional commissioner for FAS, will oversee the category for office management.

The White House also appointed Lisa Roberts, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for transportation policy at the Defense Department, as transportation and logistics category manager.

Timothy Burke, director of travel and transportation services at FAS, will manage the travel and lodging category.

Rob Briede, acting training management assistant program manager at the Office of Personnel Management, will serve as human capital products and services category manager.

Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs at DoD, will oversee the medical products and services category.

David Shulkin, undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will also serve as medical products and service category manager.

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