Definition Edit

Department of Homeland Security Edit

The Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is the department's senior procurement executive, who has leadership and authority over DHS acquisition and contracting, including major investments. The CPO office's responsibilities include issuing acquisition policies and implementation instructions, overseeing acquisition and contracting functions, and ensuring that a given acquisition's contracting strategy and plans align with the intent of the department's ARB, the department's highest investment review board.[1]

References Edit

  1. Information Technology: DHS Needs to Improve Its Independent Acquisition Reviews, at 7.

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