Polly Hall (Invited)

Acquisition Innovation Advocate, DHS Procurement Lab, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Polly Hall serves as the Strategy & Planning Lead for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL). The PIL is a virtual lab that empowers those involved in the procurement process to take managed, informed risks to continually improve the DHS procurement process. Polly has been with DHS since 2010, serving with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and the Transportation Security Administration prior to her role with the PIL. Prior to entering Federal service, Polly owned a small services business, and was an adjunct professor at George Washington University (GWU) and the City University of New York (CUNY) system, where she taught courses on public policy, collaborative business relationships, and stakeholder theory. Polly earned her B.A. in Political Science at Roanoke College and her M.A. at GWU in Political Management.