Chief Acquisition Executive (CAE)
David Patrick is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Chief Acquisition Executive (CAE). As CISA’s CAE, he provides management and oversight for all acquisition and procurement functions of CISA consistent with the missions of the agency, applicable laws, regulations, principles, and standards. David is leading the realignment of CISA acquisition and procurement activities and the transformation of the Office of the Chief Acquisition Executive (OCAE).
Prior to joining CISA, David served as the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of the Office of Investment and Program Accountability (OIPA) and Deputy CAE. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of ICE’s $4.4 billion acquisition program portfolio, including acquisition policy, support & governance, acquisition workforce development, and data/reporting activities. Additionally, while at ICE David served in an acting capacity as ICE’s CAE and ICE Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans’ (SPP) Deputy Assistant Director. From 2010 to 2017, David served in multiple leadership positions within the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Program Accountability and Risk Management (PARM), including as Director of Acquisition Operations and Director of Policy and Governance. In these roles, he led and oversaw acquisition program governance of the Department’s $18 billion portfolio of major acquisition programs, development of DHS’ major acquisition and systems engineering policies, acquisition program management training requirements, and acquisition reporting activities including coordination with Congressional and Government Accountability Office (GAO) overseers. Before his role at PARM, David served as a Program Manager at US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), leading two DHS major acquisition programs; the Border Patrol Facilities Program ($6.8 billion) and the Mobile Assets Program ($1.25 billion).
Before joining DHS in 2007, he served as a Project Manager, Risk Manager, and Requirements Manager for IT programs at the US Census Bureau. From 2000 to 2004, David was a Banking/I.T. Consultant for ISECON-AG in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. Additionally, from 1995 to 2000, David served in the US Air Force Reserves as Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) Instructor.
David holds DHS (Level III) and FAC P/PM (Senior-level) Program Manager certifications, FAC-COR (Senior-level) certification, and is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
He has a BA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executive Fellows Program.