Kathy P. Conrad
Principal Deputy Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services and Technologies
US General Services Administration
Kathy Conrad was appointed as the Principal Deputy Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT) in the General Services Administration on May 9, 2011. The Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies is leading development and implementation of major government-wide programs that are increasing transparency, citizen engagement and innovation in government.
OCSIT develops and implements award-winning platforms and tools such as data.gov, USA.gov and challenge.gov that enhance citizen engagement and collaboration while increasing operational effectiveness and efficiency across government. Strategic initiatives include FedRAMP, which will accelerate adoption of secure cloud computing, Federal Data Center Consolidation and Digital Government University.
Conrad is the primary advisor to the OCSIT Associate Administrator. She oversees OCSIT program management, policy development, oversight and implementation of OCSIT operations and stakeholder outreach.
Kathy Conrad is a proven leader, problem-solver and strategic advisor with nearly thirty years of experience in government technology programs and policies. She had been with Jefferson Consulting Group, a leading business and government consulting firm since 1995. As senior vice president, she was responsible for leading the firm’s strategic direction and client engagements. She served as a trusted advisor to corporate leaders of major technology firms on all aspects of government business, and worked closely with government technology executives to ensure industry alignment with government priorities and policy objectives. Previously, she managed federal marketing and assistive technology consulting for Praxis, Inc, and served as an issues analyst and speechwriter for the National Science Foundation.
Conrad served as Industry Chair of the ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) in 2010, as well as Vice Chair of Tech America’s Federal IT Dashboard Task Group. She was recognized for her leadership in fostering collaborative government with a 2011 Federal 100 award.
Ms. Conrad has a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Biology-Psychology. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, and has two grown daughters.