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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: March 3, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Deidre Lee to Leave OFPP, Become Director of Defense Procurement

SOURCE: Department of Defense News Release, March 2, 2000

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

SYNOPSIS: On March 2, 2000, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Jacques S. Gansler announced that Deidre A. Lee, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), has been selected to become the new Director of Defense Procurement. She is expected to begin her new duties at the Pentagon later this month. Ms. Lee will replace Eleanor Spector, who retired in February.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: As Director of Defense Procurement, Deidre Lee will be responsible for all matters related to DOD procurement policy, including directing the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (DARC) and developing policy for contract pricing and financing, contract administration, international contracting, and contracting personnel training. In addition, she will be the principal advisor to Gansler on major weapon system contracting strategies as well as an advisor to the Defense Acquisition Board on procurement matters.

Ms. Lee has been the head of OFPP since July 1998 as well as the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) acting deputy director for management since March 1999 (OFPP is part of OMB). Prior to that, she was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) associate administrator for procurement for five years.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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