Department of Homeland Security
Michael Palmer is an Acquisition Strategist for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Digital Service. In March 2016, Michael returned to DHS after an assignment to the United States Digital Service (USDS) Headquarters at the White House where he led acquisition and technology reform efforts across the government. Prior to his time with USDS, Michael led acquisition activities for DHS’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications where he managed a portfolio of cybersecurity contracts valued over $1 billion. Previously at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Michael led the planning and management of large-scale IT programs, primarily for EPA’s Office of Environmental Information, and he has also worked at GSA FEDSIM where he managed over $1 billion in government IT contracts. Michael has successful private sector experience in business development and project management roles. Michael has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, an MBA from George Mason University, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and a FAC-P/PM Level 3 certification.