The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) recently presented the 2013 John J. Franke Award to Dr. David McClure, Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT) at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This award is given annually at the Management of Change (MOC) training and education event to recognize extraordinary, long-term contributions to the federal government.
Dr. McClure has served as Associate Administrator since August 2009 and has led the GSA into better service to the public through more open and transparent initiatives. Dr. McClure has also been an advocate for citizen services throughout his career, and has fostered collaboration within and between government and industry.
“Dave has an incredible track record of getting people together and making good things happen,” said Darren Ash, president, ACT. “His experiences in and out of government have always been an example of public service. During his tenure at GSA, he has set a high standard for ensuring mission success across agencies.”
Prior to joining GSA, Dr. McClure served as an executive at Gartner Inc., and the Council for Excellence in Government. In both roles, Dr. McClure has been an advocate for the use of information technology (IT) to improve the government operations.
“Dr. McClure has been a proponent of better government, collaboration and openness throughout his entire career. He is also someone who supports those with whom he works and provides opportunities for them to grow professionally,” said Kenneth Allen, executive director, ACT-IAC. “Dave McClure exemplifies the best of public service and the nation is better off as a result of his efforts over the past 30 years. Dave truly embodies the principles that John Franke espoused, as a thought leader, executive and manager whose primary interest was always what was best for the citizens.”
Dr. McClure served 18 years in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where he was responsible for the review and analysis of IT systems across all government agencies. While in the GAO, he was an ex-officio member of the Chief Information Officers Council from its inception in 1996 until 2001.