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MS. JOANNE COLLINS SMEE
DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION SERVICES & DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Joanne Collins Smee

Joanne Collins Smee currently serves as Director of Technology Transformation Services (TTS) and Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Collins Smee oversees a team whose primary mission is to transform the way government agencies build, buy, and share technology, which helps federal agencies improve the public’s experience with government. She is also responsible for implementing the recently announced IT Modernization Centers of Excellence (COE) which house centralized technical talent, products, and acquisition vehicles to assist agencies with major technology transformation projects.


Prior to joining the Federal government in September, Collins Smee spent 25 years in the private sector at IBM, rising from an individual contributor as a software developer to ultimately becoming a senior executive directing thousands of people delivering solutions for commercial clients across the globe. Most recently, Joanne served as the General Manager of IBM’s Globally Integrated Capabilities, leading a team of 80,000 worldwide in the provision of technology services. She was responsible for managing an annual budget of $2.5B, as well as business control responsibility for the unit’s personnel and client deliverables.


Collins Smee holds an MBA from New York University, an MA from Columbia University, and a BA from Boston College