Chief Procurement Officer, DHS
Few in the federal government are as synonymous with acquisition innovation as Soraya Correa.
Serving as the Department of Homeland Security’s chief procurement officer since 2015, Correa has been at the forefront of developing new ways for the public sector to collaborate with industry, including the use of reverse industry days and the agency’s Procurement Innovation Lab.
Correa emphasized to FedScoop in 2017 the importance of women in the tech workforce. “Even with the constraints that women and minorities have experienced, it cannot be denied that their contributions have had a profound impact on our country. Today, technology affects virtually every aspect of our lives,” she said. “It is only fitting that we encourage women and minorities to be a part of a career field that continues to expand and grow, offering unlimited possibilities to contribute to improving our lives through technology.”