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Daniel M. Tangherlini confirmed as GSA’s Administrator

By Jessica Salmoiraghi, Director, Federal Relations

Dan Tangherlini, GSA Administrator

Daniel M. Tangherlini was voted by a voice vote late on last Thursday to become the head of the General Services Administration (GSA). Administrator Tangherlini has been the acting head of the GSA since April 2012 when the then-administrator Martha Johnson was forced to resign over issues with a 2010 conference in Las Vegas.

GSA is the largest civilian landlord in the federal government with over 370 million rentable square feet of workspace and maintains over 481 historic properties. The design industry has worked closely with GSA to help the Administration make smart choices about new buildings or retrofitting buildings to meet the 2030 targets. For example, the retrofit of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado is the first historic net-zero building in GSA’s inventory.

In Senate hearings last week, Chairman Carper made the following statement in response to Mr. Tangherlini’s nomination: “GSA’s mission is to help other agencies purchase goods and services, manage property, promote good business practices throughout government and save taxpayers money by promoting efficiency.”

Administrator Tangherlini had previously served the Obama Administration at the Treasury Department where he served as the chief financial officer and assistant secretary for management.

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