Three lessons to take away from the IRS breach
August 27, 2015
There is no silver bullet to prevent the kind of attack that exposed the tax records of more than 300,000 people, but there are lessons to be learned.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The General Services Administration announced that Mary Davie will serve as the acting commissioner of the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service while current commissioner Steve Kempf is away on medical leave.
Davie, the current GSA assistant commissioner of the Integrated Technology Services, has spent more than 20 years of her career at the agency.
In her new role, Davie will manage and lead the strategic direction and delivery of more than $55 billion in products, while deepening the agency’s commitment to promoting efficiency, driving steeper bargains, and creating greater opportunities for government-wide savings, the agency said.
At GSA, Davie co-led the federal Strategic Sourcing Working Group and the White House Office of Management and Budget’s Strategic Sourcing Community of Practice to develop a vision and framework for strategic sourcing in government. She has also served as the assistant commissioner for Assisted Acquisition Services.
Kempf will take a 60-day medical absence beginning this past Monday.