GPO Appoints Chief Acquisition Officer

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern named Timothy J. Matthews as Chief Acquisition Officer. Matthews has served as GPO Acting Chief Acquisition Officer since January 2022. As Chief Acquisition Officer, he will continue to be responsible for the planning and procuring of commodities and services for the Agency. He provides leadership for his staff, monitors and ensures regulatory compliance, reviews documents, and establishes procurement procedures. Additionally, Matthews serves as the business adviser to the GPO Director and other senior management staff.

“During Tim’s short time at GPO, he demonstrated tremendous leadership in taking our acquisitions operation to the next level,” said Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “Acquisitions is a critical component of GPO’s operations. Without materials, we can’t provide products and services to Congress or our Federal agency customers. I look forward to working alongside Tim as he advances our program.”

Matthews brings more than two decades of Acquisition experience to his current position at GPO. Prior to joining GPO, he spent twenty years at the Department of the Navy, starting as a Contract Specialist and working his way up to Procuring Contracting Officer, a role he served in for seven years prior to joining GPO. While serving as Procuring Contracting Officer, he performed chief contracting officer duties and managed and executed a highly complex billion dollar Fixed Priced Incentive Firm Target (FPIF) production contract for a Major Defense Acquisition Program.

Matthews is Level III DAWIA Certified in Contracting and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He graduated from Bowie State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

GPO is the Federal Government’s resource for publishing trusted information for the Federal Government to the American people. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit

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