Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category (ITC)
Mary Davie is Assistant Commissioner for Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). FAS provides buying platforms and acquisition services to federal, state and local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology products and services. Within FAS, ITC offers agencies access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services and solutions.
Mary serves as the government-wide IT Category Manager under the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) category management initiative. She manages how the government improves its buying habits for almost $50 billion across six subcategories, including services, hardware, software, security, and telecommunications. The IT category is one of the largest among the 10 categories under the OMB program.
Since 2011, Mary has led a highly skilled workforce that manages more than $23B in federal, state and local purchases of IT and telecommunications products, services and solutions critical to defense and civilian agencies’ success. Under her leadership, ITC has transformed into an organization providing expertise and solutions in IT hardware, software, services, telecommunications, cybersecurity and shared services. ITC has helped agencies meet mandates of the Cloud First Policy, the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management, the Cyber Security National Action Plan and Cyber Implementation Plan, Data Center Optimization, FITARA, Category Management and Strategic Sourcing.
Mary served as FAS Acting Commissioner from August 2012 – February 2013. In this capacity, she set strategic direction and oversaw the delivery of more than $50 billion of products, services and solutions designed to save taxpayer dollars while helping agencies more efficiently achieve their missions.
In 2006, Mary was Assistant Commissioner for FAS’ Assisted Acquisition Services, which provides customized acquisition, project and financial management services for large or complex IT and professional services solutions. In 2009, she launched the BetterBuy Project, one of the first attempts to use social media to gain the public’s ideas on how to make the federal acquisition process more open, collaborative and transparent.
During her 25-year career, Mary has held numerous leadership positions in the IT community. A major contributor and supporter of the American Council for Technology, Mary served as its president from June 2011 to May 2012. In 2004, GSA and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy selected her to co-lead the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative with the Department of Treasury, where she led 23 federal agencies in developing government-wide acquisition strategies for commonly purchased goods and services.
Mary is recipient of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 Award and 2016 Government Eagle Award for outstanding contributions to federal IT. She is also winner of the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award and is a sought-after speaker on federal IT acquisition. FedTech recognized Mary’s “Great Government through Technology” blog as one of the 50 Must-Read Federal IT Blogs. In 2016, FedScoop called Mary one of “D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology” and GovLoop named her one of the top 10 Government Women to follow on Twitter (@marydavie).
Mary has two Bachelor of Science degrees in business finance and business management from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in technology management from University of Phoenix.