Associate Director, Security and Protection, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
York Whitaker serves as the associate director for security and protection within the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of strategic sourcing solutions within the areas of weapons, ammunition, law enforcement equipment/services and detection equipment. His work involves collaborative and consensus-driven initiatives that improve the DHS’ business practices and acquisition results through sound analysis. Prior to joining DHS, York supported U.S. Department of Defense programs in the areas of cost, budget, risk, schedule and project management. York is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland and a M.A. in applied economics from the Johns Hopkins University.
How to Leverage Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts and Federal Supply Schedules for Security Solutions
In this session, procurement officials and industry representatives will discuss the latest federal contracting trends, policy developments, regulations and General Services Administration (GSA) contract changes related to security products and critically important to contracting personnel, end users and suppliers.