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Speakers | 2020 Procurement Forum | Potomac Officers Club

Soraya Correa

Soraya Correa

Chief Procurement Officer of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

A winner of the 2018 Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service, Soraya Correa was appointed as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer in January 2015. In her capacity as the Senior Procurement Executive, Ms. Correa oversees the work of nine Heads of Contracting Activity that provide operational procurement services to DHS components, directorates, and offices. She has initiated and led several key efforts designed to improve how the 1,400 member DHS procurement workforce focuses as a team on finding the right solutions to enable and support the DHS mission. These efforts include the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework, including the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), and the Education, Development, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE) mentoring program. Additionally, Ms. Correa has continued to grow and enhance efforts including the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute, the Acquisition Professional Career Program, the Strategic Sourcing Program Office, and Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Ms. Correa has been with DHS since its inception serving in key leadership positions including Head of Contracting Activity for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Associate Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Enterprise Services Directorate. Ms. Correa has also held leadership positions at other federal agencies including the Naval Sea Systems Command, General Services Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Immigration and Naturalization Service. Her accomplishments as a leader are well recognized by the government and industry communities. She has received awards including the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, Management Support Awards, Federal 100 recognition, Public Sector Partner of the Year, Top Women in Tech, and several other accolades that reflect her commitment to the acquisition workforce, procurement innovation, and promoting meaningful communications with industry.

Julie Dunne

Julie Dunne (Pending Confirmation)

Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Julie Dunne was named commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service in January 2020, after acting in the role for more than three months. In this position, Dunne oversees the delivery of the more than $65 billion of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars. Under her leadership, FAS will continue implementing previously announced plans for consolidating the 24 separate Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule. MAS Consolidation is one of the four cornerstones of the Federal Marketplace (FMP) strategy, GSA’s plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. Dunne, who has more than 20 years prior experience in the executive branch, private sector, and Congress, joined GSA in May 2019 as a senior advisor to Administrator Emily Murphy. Prior to joining GSA, she served as staff director on the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and as senior counsel on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In addition to her congressional experience, Dunne was a government contracts attorney at a Washington, D.C. law firm and served as an associate general counsel for general law at the Department of Homeland Security and worked in the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. Julie Dunne holds a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and a M.S. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. Her undergraduate degree is in Political Science and English from James Madison University.