President Joe Biden names pick to lead General Services Administration


US president Joe Biden has named Robin Carnahan as his pick to lead the General Services Administration. Credit: Adam Schultz / Biden for President / Flickr

US president Joe Biden has chosen digital government veteran Robin Carnahan as his pick to lead the federal government’s procurement agency.

In a statement posted on the White House website on Tuesday, Biden announced that he was nominating Carnahan for the position of administrator at the General Services Administration (GSA).

As the head of the agency, Carnahan will oversee more than 11,000 staff, a 370 million square foot property portfolio, and around $75 billion in annual contracts.

Tech pioneer

Carnahan is an established figure in the US government technology sector and was named one of the federal government’s “top women in tech” in 2017, according to the White House statement.

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