The White House on Tuesday designated Jim Williams acting
administrator of the General Services Administration, effective Aug. 30.
currently the commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, was
nominated to succeed Lurita A. Doan as GSA administrator on June 25,
but the Senate has yet to confirm him. After a heated July 25
confirmation hearing in which Williams was grilled on his involvement
in a controversial information technology contract, Sen. Charles
Grassley, R-Iowa, blocked the nomination, which cleared the Homeland
Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 30.