Jaclyn Smyth [Invited]
Director, Strategic Sourcing Program Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Jaclyn Smyth is the Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Strategic Sourcing Program Office (SSPO) within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) where she oversees a portfolio of over 80 DHS-wide contract vehicles valued at more than $60 billion. She has several years of experience in Federal procurement and acquisition-related fields where she has worked on a wide variety of large-scale DHS-wide and Federal-wide procurements. Ms. Smyth is an active participant in the Federal-wide Category Management Leadership Council where she lends her expertise in sourcing strategies and category management. In February 2016, Ms. Smyth was named as the Government-wide Security and Protection Category Manager where she leads a cross-Agency Category Team and is responsible for developing and implementing government-wide strategies that align with established category management principles and methodologies. Prior to her Federal Career, Ms. Smyth served as a Principal with E3 Federal Solutions for several years during which time she consulted on DHS procurements.
Ms. Smyth possesses an extensive background working with applied business and analytical disciplines supporting management operations for Private Industry as well as State and Federal Government. Her expertise includes program and project management, strategic sourcing, category management, and the formulation of acquisition and procurement strategies for an extensive range of commodities. Ms. Smyth has an expansive knowledge of Information Technology and Security requirements and trends within DHS, the Federal Government, and across Private Industry.
Ms. Smyth holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Political Science from Roger Williams University. Ms. Smyth was a co-author of an article published in the Fall 2005 Journal of Organizational Ethics: Healthcare, Business and Policy. She has received numerous awards for her professional efforts while at DHS including: the Federal 100 in 2017; the DHS Management Directorate Partner of the Year Award in 2014; the DHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Cooperation Award in 2014; and the Multiple-Award in Government and Industry Conference (MAGIC) Small Business Engagement Award in 2013.