John Ray

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JohnRay_FAMEbd4John the joined the U .S. General Services Administration (GSA) in February 1974 where served with the Requirements Coordination Branch in the then Automated Data and Telecommunications Service. He was promoted in August 1977 and became program manager of the GSA Teleprocessing Services Program (TSP) which was a govenmentwide program for acquiring computing services and support services (now known as Cloud services) using TSP multiple award schedule contracts and basic agreements for negotiated procurements. In the mid-1980s significant enhancements were added to TSP schedule contracts including the net discount which allowed schedule contractors to offer discounts for individual procurements without triggering the schedule contract price reduction clause.

 

John managed the TSP until early 1989 when he transferred back to what is now the Office of Technology Strategy in the GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy where he is currently serving as Deputy Director, Interagency Policy and Management Division. His responsibilities include maintaining a continuous awareness of planned legislation in the overall information technology, cybersecurity and acquisition program area including attending Congressional hearings.

 

Prior to joining GSA John served with companies in the aerospace industry in the Washington, D.C. area where he was responsible for marketing tactical control systems; tactical command control, communications and intelligence systems; computer systems and studies to the Department of Defense, primarily the Army and Air Force.

 

He was on active duty for two years as a communications officer with the U.S Air Force Security Service after attending Officers Communications School. He served as Operations Officer (Captain) of a Communications Squadron in the California Air National Guard before being promoted to the Washington, D.C. Office, Litton Industries (now part of Northrop Grumman). After moving to Washington, D.C., he joined the Headquarters Air Force Intelligence Reserve as an intelligence staff officer (Major) assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency Counterintelligence Office.

 

John graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Business Administration and attended the Washington State Graduate School of Economics before going active duty with the Air Force. He attended the U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Business.

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