Executive Director, Office of Selective Acquisitions Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Gary Hickey is the Executive Director of the Department
of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Selective Acquisitions (OSA) within the
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) where he leads the execution of
classified and sensitive acquisitions for several DHS customers across the
headquarters and component organizations.
Prior to his current position he also
served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Procurement Operations
(OPO). In this capacity he assists in
overseeing the activities of an acquisition workforce that obligates nearly $5
billion annually in support of DHS Headquarters customers and their broad range
of missions. He joined OPO in 2007 and has held a variety of positions within
the organization. Mr. Hickey completed
20 years of active duty in the United States Army and has over 19 years of
federal acquisition experience. Prior to
joining the Department of Homeland Security, he served in various management
and leadership positions within the Department of Defense.
Mr. Hickey began his public service career
in 1985 after graduating from Western Carolina University and becoming a
commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. As a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer, he
served in a variety of assignments throughout the continental United States and
Central America. He served as a Contract
Specialist at the National Training Center and Defense Contract Management
Agency. In 1999, Mr. Hickey served as
the Director of the Contracting Office for United States Army South in
Panama. Toward the end of his military
career, he served as an Inspector General with the Army Material Command.
Mr. Hickey holds Defense Acquisition Workforce
Improvement Act and Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting Level III
certifications. He earned a Bachelor’s
degree in Computer Science from Western Carolina University and a Master’s
degree in Business Administration from Strayer University.
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