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NLM Announces the new Director of Acquisitions

Daniel Hartinger

Dan Hartinger is the Director, Office of Acquisitions (OA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

In this role, Mr. Hartinger leads NLM's Consolidated Operations Acquisitions Center (COAC), which is responsible for all contracts and procurements supporting NLM's scientific programs, as well as supporting the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH Center for Information Technology, the NIH Office of the Director, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Prior to joining NLM, Mr. Hartinger served as the Chief, Acquisitions Management and Operations Branch, Office of Acquisitions, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he led a multi-site acquisition organization headquartered in Bethesda, MD.  His past experience also includes serving in a variety of senior management positions in Major Systems acquisition for the U.S. Coast Guard, as well as Research and Development and Information Technology contracting at the NLM and the National Institute of Mental Health.  His 20+ years of experience in contract / procurement management includes assignments as Procurement Assistant, Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Team Leader, Head of Policy and Review, Acting Division Chief, and Branch Chief.  He earned a DAIWA Level III Certification, DHHS Level III Certification in contracting, and FAC-C Level III Certification.

Mr. Hartinger holds both a Masters of Business Administration and a M.S. in Procurement and Contract Management from the University of Maryland University College.  He has served a three-year term as Chairman of the Davis Library Advisory Committee.  He was a founding member of the Friends of the Library, Davis Chapter and served a two-year term as Director.  Mr. Hartinger is a member of the National Honor Society and a lifetime member of the National Contract Management Association.

Mr. Hartinger has been honored with numerous special act and recognition awards including the Patriotic Service Award, the NIAID Merit Award, the HHS Mentoring Service Award, and the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's Award.

Mr. Hartinger was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland and currently resides in Silver Spring with his wife and three children.