After nearly three years as administrator of the General Services Administration, Dan M. Tangherlini is leaving the job next month.
Tangherlini took over in the wake of a scandal over conference spending by the agency, and tried to transition the GSA into a more efficient and tech-savvy operation during a period of budget cuts and gridlock on Capitol Hill. His last day will be Feb. 13. Denise Turner Roth, deputy administrator, will serve as an interim replacement until President Obama nominates a permanent successor.
A former Treasury official, Tangherlini said he had expected to leave the administration before even arriving at the GSA but that the agency — despite its reputation as a symbol of government bureaucracy — presented too important an opportunity for him to turn down.
During his tenure, the GSA focused on introducing new technologies, improving the acquisitions process and creating more efficient government workspaces.
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