Latetia Henderson was named Assistant Administrator for Acquisition Program Management in November 2016. In this role, she manages nearly $1 billion in funding for acquisition programs that are responsible for leading the procurement, testing and deployment of new capabilities across 440 airports nationwide.
Prior to assuming her current duties, Henderson served as the Assistant Administrator and Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Acquisition. In addition, 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 has more than 30 years of experience as a federal acquisition professional making significant contributions to the execution of critical missions and held managerial positions at various federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of the Interior, Department of the Navy and Department of Defense.
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.