Acting Director of the Office of Acquisition Management and Innovation Division – GSA
Ellery Taylor plans, manages, directs, and coordinates procurement activities for the preaward and postward functions associated with GSA’s Strategic Solutions contracts which are inter-and/or cross-governmental, Presidential and OMB initiatives related to the development and delivery of strategic Information Technology (IT) service solutions. More specifically, administers various programs for three subcomponent organizations that address electronic identification and management of software solutions for customer agencies. These programs are known as the E-Authentication, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), and SmartBUY programs. The programs are government-wide programs supporting Presidential Management Initiatives and track with emerging trends in electronic interfaces with Federal agencies and the general public.
Directs the full range of purchasing and contract administration activities, including but not limited to, the issuance of solicitations, awarding of contracts, contract modifications, negotiation of changes, exercise of options for contracts, investigation and resolution of contract delays, contractor performance appraisals, subcontractor surveillance, disposition of claims and the termination of contracts for the convenience of the government or for default by the contractor.