Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS
- By Adam Mazmanian
- May 17, 2017
Claire Grady, a career procurement official, was nominated to serve in the top management post at DHS.
Claire Grady, who has held top procurement positions in the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, was nominated to the post of undersecretary of management at DHS.
Grady is currently director of defense procurement and acquisition policy at DOD, a post she assumed in June 2015. In that role she is the top acquisition and procurement adviser to the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. She's also a member of the Defense Acquisition Board.
Prior to her post at DOD, Grady was the deputy assistant commandant for acquisition and director of acquisition services at the Coast Guard. She was the Coast Guard's head of contracting activity from 2007 to 2013. In 2010, Grady won a Presidential Rank Award.
At the Coast Guard, Grady led the development of customer advocacy teams, which translated the needs of program people for the benefit of procurement officials and industry.
The undersecretary for management post requires Senate confirmation. Her nomination hearing will be held by the Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee.
Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.
Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.
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