Regional Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service

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Darrick A. Early is currently serving as the Acting Regional Commissioner and Deputy Regional Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), National Capital Region (NCR).

Currently, Mr. Early oversees GSA's largest regional Federal Acquisition Service operation with a client base of approximately 800,000 users supported by Assisted Acquisition Services, Contracting Operating Division, and Personal Property Management business lines. Along with business development and policy support offices of Customer Accounts and Stakeholder Engagement (CASE) and the Acquisition Oversight Division.

Prior to being Deputy Regional Commissioner, Mr. Early served as the Director for the Office of Assisted Acquisition Services within the National Capital Region. Previously, Mr. Early was the Chief for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Contracts within the Office of Acquisition Management, Contracts and Grants (“AMCG”) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”).

Mr. Early is also an Adjunct Professor at UMUC in the Business Management Department. He has as taught several courses at the University on general Contract Management and Federal Contract Management.

Mr. Early holds a Master of Public Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from East Tennessee State University. Mr. Early is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Leadership Development Program and the Office of Personnel Management’s, Federal Executive Institute. Mr. Early is a contracting officer with unlimited authority and is certified by the Federal Acquisition Institute as a Level III contracting professional. He is also a Project Management Professional (“PMP”) as certified by the Project Management Institute and Certified Professional Contracts Manager (“CPCM”) as certified by the National Contract Management Association.

Last Reviewed: 2022-03-16