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On April 23, 2001, President George W. Bush nominated Angela B. Styles to be the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The United States Senate confirmed her nomination by unanimous vote on Thursday, May 24, 2001.
Prior to confirmation, Ms. Styles was Counselor to the Director of OMB. From January to April 2001, Ms. Styles was in a temporary appointment at the General Services Administration's Office of Government-Wide Policy and Public Buildings Service. Prior to joining GSA, Ms. Styles was Counsel for the Washington, DC law firm of Miller & Chevalier. Her legal practice concentrated in the area of federal procurement law and litigation, including cost and accounting issues, defective pricing, procurement fraud matters, contract disputes and claims, contract drafting and negotiations, and compliance matters. Over the past several years, her practice increasingly focused on government contract disputes involving cost accounting standards compliance, cost allowability, and allocation. Ms. Styles' recent experience included extensive analysis of pension issues raised by the application of CAS 412 and 413 to defense and medicare contractors. Ms. Styles has litigated contractors' claims against the U. S. Government before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Styles is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law where she recently served as Chair for the Legislative Coordinating Committee, and is a former Vice Chair of the Accounting, Cost and Pricing Committee. Ms. Styles has lectured on government contract cost and accounting issues, and is the co-author of an article entitled, "Confirming Environmental Cost Allowability Determinations to CERCLA's No-Fault Approach," 98-7 Government Contract Cost Pricing & Accounting Report at 3 (Fed. Pubs. July 1998).
Ms. Styles received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. She graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for The American Journal of Criminal Law, and was awarded the Order of the Coif distinction.
Before entering the practice of law, Ms. Styles worked in Washington, DC as a legislative aide for Congressman Joe Barton and former Governor Will P. Clements in the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations.