The Acting Chief of the General Services Administration (GSA) Dan Tangherlini is moving on up! Quite a few folks within the Beltway are confident that after his testimony three days ago in front of the Senate, he will become the next head of GSA. Mark Rockwell, a reporter over at FCW stated the following,
The last thing the White House needs at this point is another agency controversy. And that’s undoubtedly one of the reasons Dan Tangherlini has been tapped to permanently lead the General Services Administration. Tangherlini, a veteran of managing agencies with many moving parts, would be the first permanent leader since the scandal that saw GSA employees spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on frivolous gewgaws, gourmet food and performance artists at agency conferences, which toppled then-Administrator Martha Johnson in April 2012.
Tangherlini has a long resume including a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Chicago and a E-MBA from the prestigious Wharton’s School of Business.
Part and parcel … … the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would do well to examine how their fellow agencies are beginning to clean up shop. Closer examinations of the recent anticipated Awards by HUD on the M&M 3.5 and future Service Contract Act (SCA) issues which HUD still appears to bury its head in the sand about spell both distrust by potential Prime Vendors and bring into question whether or not HUD Secretary, Shawn Donovan, will be heading down the same roads littered with disgrace has his predecessors did.
Tangherlini is a breath of fresh air provided his is not swayed by the inordinate amounts of perks which swirl around the official role he will be entering.