President Donald Trump intends to nominate Claire Grady, director of defense procurement and acquisition policy at the Defense Department, as undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security.
The White House reported Tuesday she provides advice to the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics as well as the Defense Acquisition Board on matters related to the procurement of major weapon and automated information systems.
In her current role, Grady also oversees DoD’s contingency, domestic and international contract policy in areas such as competition, leasing, multiyear contracting, source selection, warranties and e-business.
Grady previously held the roles of deputy assistant commander for acquisition, director of acquisition services and head of contracting activity at the U.S. Coast Guard.
Grady served as the director of strategic initiatives within DHS’ Office of the Chief Procurement Officer where she offered strategic direction to aid the agency’s contracting and financial assistance programs.
She started her professional career as an intern at the Department of the Navy and later she elevated to contracting and program management positions at the Naval Sea Systems Command.