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David Gragan
Chief Procurement Officer, City of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC

Nominated on May 26, 2007, by Mayor Fenty to serve as Director of Procurement for the District of Columbia, David P. Gragan has more than 17 years of public purchasing experience. Most recently, he served as the director of government business for CGI Spend Management Solutions, a global information technology services and management consulting firm. Previously, Mr. Gragan managed government procurement affairs for Accenture and Oracle Corporation.

As a government procurement professional who served as the director of procurement operations for the states of Indiana and Texas, he has received awards from the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing for his outstanding contributions in government acquisitions.

Gragan is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and a lifetime member of NASPO, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council, the organization which certifies state and local government purchasing personnel. Before his service in state government, Mr. Gragan was a signals intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps.

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