On Tuesday evening, the Senate unanimously confirmed Emily Murphy to head up the General Services Administration, a position which hasn’t had a confirmed official since Denise Turner Roth left the post in January 2017.

“It’s truly an honor and a privilege to receive the Senate’s support for my nomination to serve as administrator of GSA,” said Murphy. “I look forward to working with our partners in industry, customer agencies, and Congress so that GSA can continue to fulfill its mission of providing the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to government and the American people.”

President Trump announced his intent to nominate Murphy to the position in September 2017 and was reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the end of October 2017.

“I’m excited to work with the talented and dedicated team at GSA as we focus on my priorities as administrator, which include emphasizing ethical leadership, reducing duplication within our internal processes and across government, generating more competition at the contract and task order level, and increasing agency transparency,” said Murphy.

Murphy currently serves as the senior advisor to GSA’s acting administrator, Tim Horne, and previously served as a chief acquisition officer at GSA from 2005-2007. In addition, Murphy has served at the Small Business Administration and in various staff member and counsel positions in the U.S. Congress.

Jessie Bur covers federal IT and management.

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