Kathy Conrad to leave GSA


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After four years helping lead and develop some of the General Services Administration’s most impactful innovation and technology initiatives, Kathy Conrad has announced her departure.

Conrad, GSA’s deputy associate administrator for the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies/18F, told her colleagues in an email that she’s “leaving GSA to pursue new challenges.”

“It has been an amazing honor and privilege to work with all of you — you are among the most talented, dedicated and delightful people with whom I’ve ever worked,” she wrote. “I am really proud of all that we’ve accomplished, and to have helped lead what I know will be a lasting transformation toward user-centered digital government.”

During her time at GSA, Conrad played an integral role in the agency’s work around digital analytics, open data and mobility.

“When you think of where we were, even three years ago with the release of the [Digital Government Strategy], we’ve made amazing progress,” Conrad told FedScoop earlier this year. “Open data is now embedded into the fabric of government, we’re making huge amounts of progress in opening content up, and agencies across government are really working toward building, delivering [and] buying digital services in ways that are focused on the user rather than how government is organized.”

Conrad’s final day with GSA will be July 24.

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