Robin Carnahan is the new nominee for administrator of the General Services Administration. If the Senate confirms her, she will lead all of the agency’s acquisition priorities.
- Larry Allen, President of Allen Federal Business Partners, said different government acquisition programs can lead to tension in the agency and a competitive atmosphere, which will present a challenge for the new administrator.
- The administrator will also take on Public Buildings Service management that Allen said will “look a little like rocket science,” with expiring leases and unpredictability stemming from the pandemic.
- Allen said he would recommend Carnahan avoid trying to harmonize federal, state and local government technology acquisition.