Assistant Administrator for the Office of Acquisition
As the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Acquisition, Latetia Henderson is in charge of over 170 acquisition and contracting professionals who are responsible for obligating and procuring goods and services valued at over $3 billion annually. She is a lead expert in process implementation and is spearheading the strategic and performance management efforts to streamline the operational efficiency of acquisition and procurement processes at TSA.
She has 30 years of experience as a federal acquisition professional making significant contributions to the execution of critical missions at various federal agencies. Her assignments include allocating TSA’s $1 billion from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Furthermore, she has served in several leadership roles at TSA, including project lead in the Office of Human Capital, and Division Director for the Security Technology Acquisition Division within the Office of Acquisition.
Henderson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Following graduation, she began her federal career as a developmental intern in the Naval Air Systems Command Contract Specialist Program. In that role, she supported the acquisition of major weapon and missile systems and later assumed responsibilities as a senior negotiator on the Tomahawk Baseline Improvement Program. These experiences allowed her to develop and eventually ascend to managerial positions within the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of the Interior, the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense Washington Headquarters Services. Henderson’s commitment and dedication to the acquisition profession has been recognized through numerous awards and accolades throughout her career.