What are the strategic priorities for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service? How has category management benefited federal acquisition? What is the Making it Easier (MIE) initiative? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these and so much more with Kevin Youel Page, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, at GSA.

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How does the Fiscal Service transform the way the federal government manages its financial services? What is the Fiscal Service doing to promote financial integrity and operational efficiency? How has the consolidation to Fiscal Service gone? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dave Lebryk, Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Steven J. Kempf was appointed Commissioner for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, effective July 10, 2010. In this capacity, he sets strategic direction and oversees the delivery of over $50 billion of best-value products, services and solutions to federal customers, allowing them to effectively and efficiently achieve their missions. He also held this position in an acting capacity from April through June 2010, and was the Deputy Commissioner prior to that.

Kempf has held multiple leadership positions throughout FAS and its predecessor organizations. He served as the Acting FAS Deputy Commissioner from October 2008 through January 2009. In February 2008, he was named Assistant Commissioner for the FAS Office of Acquisition Management where he was responsible for overall acquisition policy planning and coordination. Some of the programs under his leadership included the Multiple Award Schedules Program, environmentally sustainable acquisition practices, the acquisition workforce, and supplier management. He also established the Multiple Award Schedules Program Office and worked to make FAS a leader in government green initiatives.

Previously, Kempf served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services where he oversaw FAS’ delivery of IT solutions including Schedule 70, governmentwide acquisition contracts and the Network Services program. He was instrumental in creating the FAS Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) Program Management Office, designed to standardize and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the government’s personnel credentialing efforts.

In January 2000, Kempf joined the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, which provides project, acquisition and financial management services to help federal agencies implement complex and large-scale IT initiatives. He held a variety of positions, eventually serving as Director of Operations where he managed daily operations of the $1 billion organization.

Kempf began his GSA career in 1992 as an intern for the Office of Technology Assistance. In 1996, he moved to GSA’s regional program in California where he was the technical chairperson for ANSWER, GSA’s first governmentwide acquisition contract. He also managed projects for a variety of clients in the Monterey, CA, area.

Kempf is a member of the Senior Executive Service. In recognition for his work on the HSPD-12 Program Office, in 2008 he received Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 award.

Kempf holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and a law degree and Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

 

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David A. Lebryk was selected as Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) on June 26, 2009. As Commissioner, Mr. Lebryk provides leadership, policy direction and guidance for FMS’ financial management programs, including payments, collections, debt collection, and government-wide accounting and financial reporting. He also oversees a daily cash flow of more than $67 billion and government-wide program responsibilities for credit and cash management. A bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, FMS issues nearly one billion federal payments annually to more than 100 million people and collects nearly $3.2 trillion in federal revenues each year.

Prior to being named as FMS’ Commissioner, Mr. Lebryk was appointed as FMS’ Deputy Commissioner in January 2008. As Deputy Commissioner, he carried out Chief Operating Officer responsibilities including leadership, policy direction and guidance over all areas of FMS’ mission.

Prior to his appointment at FMS, Mr. Lebryk served as the senior career executive at the U.S. Mint. From October 2002 to December 2007, he served in the capacity of Deputy Director, and from August 2005 through September 2006, he was the Acting Director of the U.S. Mint. There he had responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the world’s largest manufacturer of coins, medals and coin products with operations in San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, West Point, Fort Knox, and the District of Columbia. Mr. Lebryk was a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Rank Award reserved for career senior executives who have “a sustained record of extraordinary leadership and achievement.”

Before joining the U.S. Mint, Mr. Lebryk held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Operations and Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he oversaw the development and implementation of policies and programs relating to the government’s cash management, debt financing, investment and administration of trust funds, payments and collections.

Mr. Lebryk also has served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources for the Treasury Department. He has served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and to three Under Secretaries for Domestic Finance.

Mr. Lebryk joined the Treasury Department in 1989 as a Presidential Management Intern in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Counselor to the Secretary.

He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics. Additionally, Mr. Lebryk holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lead the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Commissioner Caswell F. (Cas) Holloway took office on January 1, 2010. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler and as Special Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg.

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