GSA's senior IT auditor to retire after 36 years

Larry Begley, the General Services Administration's director of IT in the inspector general's office, will retire Jan. 2 after more than three decades of federal service.

Begley has worked in GSA's IG office since 1982. Before that he spent five years in the Army and five with the Defense Department.

He said he decided to look for some new challenges after spending 21 years at GSA. Ed Van Buren, Begley's deputy, will take over as interim director until GSA names a successor.

Begley said he will continue working, but he's not sure in what type of job. First, he plans to celebrate his retirement with a Caribbean cruise.

During his time at GSA, Begley said one of the things he is most proud of is writing a computer program in Cobol that tracked typewriters. The data was used to gain a federal conviction against employees who had stolen typewriters. He also brought the first computers into the IG's office.

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