White House names GSA senior leaders

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The Biden administration tapped former officials to senior slots at the General Services Administration, but the nomination of an administrator is still to come.

Katy Kale, who served as GSA's chief of staff during the Obama administration, was appointed to the post of deputy administrator and will serve as acting head of the agency until a top official is appointed and confirmed. Kale led the new administration's GSA transition team

Sonny Hashmi was tapped to serve as commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service. He was GSA's CIO and deputy CIO during the Obama administration.

Dave Zvenyach, another former Obama official, has been appointed to serve as the Director of Technology Transformation Services within the Federal Acquisition Service. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Commissioner in the Federal Acquisition Service and Executive Director of 18F, a digital services agency.

Brett Prather will be the chief of staff at GSA. He served in the agency as the associate administrator for the office of strategic communication from and as the deputy associate administrator for policy in the office of congressional and intergovernmental affairs.

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Natalie Alms is a staff writer at FCW covering the federal workforce. She is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University and has written for the Salisbury (N.C.) Post. Connect with Natalie on Twitter at @AlmsNatalie.

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