Obama signs FOIA Improvement Act into law
June 30, 2016
President Barack Obama signed the FOIA Improvement Act into law Thursday, raising the bar for agencies seeking to deny Freedom of Information Act requests.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
President Obama intends to appoint Richard Ginman, the current director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy at the Department of Defense, as the next chair of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, the White House announced.
The board was created in June 2011 by executive order to identify implementation guidelines for integrating systems that support the collection and display of government spending data, ensuring its reliability and broadening the deployment of fraud detection technologies, including those proven successful during the implementation of the Recovery Act.
Richard Ginman is Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) at the Department of Defense, a position he has held since June 2011.
Previously, Mr. Ginman served as Principal Deputy Director of DPAP from 2008 to 2011 and as Deputy Director of four DPAP directorates from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Ginman served as the Vice President of Maritime Information Systems for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) in 2005 and 2006. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Surveillance & Sensors Business Group at GDAIS in 2003 and 2004.
Mr. Ginman was the Director of Contracts for Digital System Resources from 2001 to 2003; and Commander of the Navy Exchange Service Command from 1998 to 2000. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Deputy for Acquisition and Business Management for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Deputy Commander for Contracts, Naval Sea Systems Command.
Mr. Ginman was commissioned as an Ensign in the Supply Corps, United States Navy in 1970 and retired as a Rear Admiral in 2000. Mr. Ginman holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.