Timothy J. Matthews

Chief Acquisition Officer

Timothy J. Matthews is the Chief Acquisition Officer for the Government Publishing Office (GPO). As Chief Acquisition Officer, Matthews is responsible for the planning and procuring of commodities and services for the Agency. He also 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.


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.