THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WALKER LEE EVEY TO THE COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED
The President today announced his intent to appoint Walker Lee Evey to the Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled.
Walker Lee Evey of Springfield, Virginia, is currently the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting at the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He shares responsibility with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for all aspects of contracting relative to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics support, material and services for the Department of the Air Force. Mr. Evey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in 1971, a master's degree in special education from the University of South Florida in 1973, and a master's degree in management science from Florida Institute of Technology in 1976. He served as a Second Lieutenant, Infantry in 1967, and as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander in the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, First Infantry Division in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.
The Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled was established for the purpose of determining which federal contracts should be set aside for non-profit agencies employing people with severe disabilities. The Committee is also responsible for determining the fair market price of suitable products manufactured by such individuals.