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David L. McClure

Associate Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
Dave McClure is the Associate Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. Since taking the politically appointed position in 2009, he has transformed his office into a powerful engine for making government operations more open, transparent, and participatory. Through the use of innovative technologies, the office connects the public to government information and services through the Internet, collaborative Web 2.0 and public dialogue tools, call centers, and other emerging new media and citizen engagement technologies. His office also runs several award-winning web sites, including,,, and several others. In addition, he oversees the Federal Cloud Computing PMO which drove the creation of the cloud services on-line storefront, creation of FedRamp (a government-wide security accreditation, certification, and authorization program), and assists OMB in coordinating government-wide data center consolidation. He serves on the Federal CIO Council Executive Committee. McClure’s career spans numerous IT roles inside and outside of government, including: •Managing Vice President for Gartner Inc.’s government research team where he managed the global government research agenda and analyst support •Vice President for e-government and technology at the Council for Excellence in Government where he established a CIO SAGE mentoring activity for incoming government CIOs •Director for Information Management Studies at the Government Accountability Office, where he conducted wide-ranging reviews of major systems development and IT management capabilities in almost all major Cabinet departments and agencies. During his career he has been recognized as an influential IT leader, including •Named the 2012 Fed100 Government Eagle Award recipient as the most significant individual affecting federal IT •Being named a four-time winner of Federal Computer Week's "Top Federal 100" (1998, 2001, and 2004, 2012) for impact on government IT directions and improvements. •Elected a Member of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2009 •AFFIRM’s 2010 Government-wide IT Leadership Award •AFCEA Bethesda 2011 Award for Cloud Computing Leadership •2011 AFFIRM Leadership Award for Advancement of Open Government •InformationWeek List of Top Ten most influential people in government security •Additionally, his office has received numerous national and international awards for government innovation activities. McClure received his Bachelor of Arts and a master's degree in political science from the University of Texas, and a doctorate in public policy from the University of North Texas. He also completed post-graduate work in IT management at Harvard and George Washington universities.