Justice, Fairness, Inclusion, and Performance.

Soraya Correa

MEMBER SINCE: 2021

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I have over 40 years of federal government experience and expertise in all aspects of acquisitions management including procurement, contracting, and program management. I have a proven history of leading and transforming major organizations in these disciplines to achieve outstanding results, recognition, and praise. I lead by example, focusing on initiatives and programs to enhance effectiveness, and promote a culture that values our people, customers, mission, and innovation to continually improve and enhance business practices. My goal is to always inspire and motivate the teams and organizations I represent to fulfill our mission in a manner that promotes collaboration and cooperation across the federal government, private industry, and academia; ensures the integrity of our business; and engenders trust.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Associate Director
Enterprise Services Directorate
DHS/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
2012
2015
Deputy Associate Director
Management Directorate
DHS/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
2011
2012
Head of Contracting Activity/Executive Director
Office of Procurement Operations
DHS/Management Directorate
2005
2011
Head of Contracting/Director
Office of Procurement
DHS/Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
2004
2005
Director
Financial Systems Management and Modernization
Former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) - DHS/Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
1999
2004
Special Assistant/Chief of Staff
Office of Information Resources Management
Former Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS)
1993
1999
Chief Procurement Officer
Management Directorate
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2015
President & CEO
Soraya Correa & Associates, LLC
2021
Primary Policy Areas

Budget, Defense, Ethics and Lobbying Reform, Government Operations/Innovation, Homeland Security, Immigration, National Security, Small Business, Technology

Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

Primary Functions

Budgeting and Finance, Communications and Marketing, Change Management, Grants Management, Human Capital, Information Technology, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Procurement and Acquisition, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Working Capital Funds

Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready

AI Tools in the Federal Procurement Process With Soraya Correa

Season: 1 Episode:80 | November 15, 2021

Show Notes:

On this episode, we welcome Soraya Correa, former Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security and Academy Fellow, to discuss the Procurement Innovation Lab, agile management, and how AI tools can facilitate the procurement process.