February 28, 2012
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Battelle Memorial Institute, Crystal City, VA
Join us for lunch with Sharie Bourbeau, Principal Executive for Program Development with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at DHS. She was promoted late last year to work with the Commissioner to align mission and programs for CBP. She will discuss her journey through the ranks in public service, her priorities and challenges at CBP and how we can help!
Please welcome her!
Sharie Bourbeau became the Principal Executive for Program Development with U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2011. In this capacity she is responsible for institutionalizing a strategic framework to ensure programs, activities and resources are aligned with the Commissioner's goals, objectives and stated mission outcomes.
Prior to this assignment she served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition (OTIA) Along with the Assistant Commissioner for OTIA, she is responsible for ensuring technology efforts are properly focused on mission and for strengthening effectiveness in acquisition and program management. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Bourbeau was the second Deputy Under Secretary for Management for DHS. In this capacity, she ensured the Management Directorate meets its mission goals by providing direction to a staff of Senior Executive Service (SES) members, SES-equivalent employees, and senior federal employees. Ms. Bourbeau led the day-to-day operations of the Management Directorate and provided strong direction across line-of business chiefs: the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Human Capital Officer, the Chief Procurement Officer, the Chief Administrative Services Officer, and the Chief Security Officer.
Before coming to DHS, Ms. Bourbeau served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, where she was the civilian executive advisor for the planning and programming of all manpower, personnel, training, and education resources, budgeting for Navy personnel and for developing the information systems and tools to effectively manage the Navy Total Force. Ms. Bourbeau also served as the Executive Director of the Naval Sea Systems Command. In this capacity, she was the senior civilian in the Navy's largest engineering and acquisition system command, with direct responsibility for a professional and industrial workforce in excess of 53,000 with an annual operating budget of more than $30 billion that provided the design, development and construction, maintenance and modernization of the Navy's ships, submarines and embedded systems.
In her career, Ms. Bourbeau served as the Deputy Commander for Corporate Operations with the Naval Sea Systems Command; served as the Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), and Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps; and served as the Deputy Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair.
Ms. Bourbeau began her career at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters in Washington, DC, as a contracting intern. She later became a contracting officer responsible for the negotiation and administration of major shipbuilding contracts for both new construction and overhauls. Ms. Bourbeau is the recipient of the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, the Department of Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Department of Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Department of Navy Meritorious Service Award Medal.
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