DOD procurement official to take OFPP post

DOD procurement official to take OFPP post

JUNE 21—A Pentagon procurement official will take the reins of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Kenneth J. Oscar, deputy assistant secretary of procurement for the Army, has been named the acting administrator of the Office of Management and Budget organization. He replaces Deidre A. Lee, who left the post this spring to become procurement director at the Defense Department (see story at www.gcn.com/vol19_no6/news/1556-1.html).

Oscar has been at the Army since June 1995. From May 1997 to June 1998, he was acting assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition. During Operation Desert Storm, he was deputy commander for procurement and readiness for the Army's Tank-Automotive Command.

Oscar has a bachelor of science degree in physics from Clarkson University and a master's in science and a doctorate in physics from American University.

An OMB spokesman said it is not clear whether President Clinton will formally nominate Oscar to the OFPP post, which would then require Senate confirmation, or whether Oscar would instead serve as acting OFPP administrator until Clinton leaves office.

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