Michael B. Smith oversees Strategic Sourcing operations at a federal agency where he is responsible for achieving savings of over $1.5 Billion. He has over 28 years of experience in Federal procurement and acquisition-related fields.
Mr. Smith has worked in a wide variety of acquisition positions throughout his career, but has maintained a focus on national programs and department-wide acquisitions. Prior to his current position he also served as the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives in the Information Technology Acquisition Center, Director of the Enterprise Solutions Office, and as the Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s $48 Billion EAGLE and FirstSource acquisition programs.
In addition to DHS, his Federal experience includes: the Army Corps of Engineers, Marine Corps Research Development and Acquisition Command, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His private industry experience working in business development also provides a unique perspective and appreciation for the issues that are important to both the public and private sectors. In addition to his civilian career, Mr. Smith started his public service career as a U. S. Marine, and is a retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserves having held multiple leadership positions from Company through Theater level organizations.
Mr. Smith holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management from the University of Maryland, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Marketing and Economics from Kentucky State University. He is a 2011 Service to America Medal Finalist and was honored by the United States Senate as a Great American Federal Employee for his work in Strategic Sourcing. He is also an Excellence in Government Senior Fellow, a graduate of the Department of Veterans Affairs’, “Leadership VA” program, and is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).