Dan Gordon is leaving as Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator. Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Rob Burton, partner at Venable law firm and a former OFPP acting administrator, outline what they think the criteria should be for the new OFPP administrator in an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose:
Understanding of procurement process
Ideally, the new OFPP administrator will have experience in both government and industry, Waldron said.
Waldron, who worked in government for 20 years before moving to the private sector, said his work in industry informed him of how much regulatory changes impact companies and “actually do increase costs,” he said.
The new administrator should be politically savvy and “have the ear of colleagues at the political level,” Waldron said.