Sarah Todd

Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO)
Executive Director, Acquisition Policy and Legislation
Cybersecurity Division Meeting

Sarah Todd is the Executive Director of Acquisition, Policy, and Legislation (APL) within the DHS Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.  In this role, Sarah is responsible for maintaining DHS procurement authorities, the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulations and the Homeland Security Acquisition Manual, as well as DHS-wide implementation of new Executive Orders, statutes, regulations, DHS-level policy, and Administration and Secretary-level priorities affecting acquisition.  Among other work, Sarah has supported the Department’s launch of the DHS Vendor Cyber Hygiene Assessment Framework and also serves as the DHS Senior Accountable Official for the Implementation of the Make PPE in America Act. 

A member of the Senior Executive Service, Sarah joined APL after having served nine years with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  At ICE she held several key leadership positions including Deputy Head of the Contracting Activity, overseeing a workforce of 180+ acquisition professionals obligating $3.8 billion in spend annually.  Sarah also has a wealth of private sector experience as a small business owner of a private aviation firm.

Sarah holds a Master of Science in Government Contracts from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Tyler. Ms. Todd was the editor in Chief of the 2014 Journal of Contract Management and a co-author of an article published in the February 2022 Edition of Contract Management magazine title, Working Smarter Not Harder; Streamlining source selection in federal procurement.