WASHINGTON D.C. – The Department of the Interior has selected Byron M. Adkins, Jr., as the director of the Interior Business Center. IBC operates under a fee-for-service, full-cost recovery business model, offering acquisition, financial management and human resources systems and services to federal organizations. Adkins will oversee IBC’s delivery of shared services to support Interior offices and bureaus, as well as over 150 other federal agencies.
Adkins comes to the Department with over 17 years of public and military service in the U.S. Army. Under Adkins’ leadership, IBC will continue to focus on strengthening its contributions within the federal shared services community.
"Byron’s extensive experience and capabilities make him ideally suited to fulfill IBC’s vision to be shared services provider of choice for the federal government," said Interior’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administrative Services Jacqueline M. Jones.
Prior to coming to IBC, Adkins served as the director of the Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position, Adkins oversaw Departmental policy, programs and operational functions. Before to his appointment at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Adkins served as the deputy director of the Eastern Business Service Center, at the USDA Agricultural Research Service overseeing the facilities management, acquisitions and information technology directorates. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.