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Jeff Bardwell

Program Manager, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Federal Leadership of the Year

Jeff Bardwell oversaw the creation of a new pathway for hiring current, high-performing college students into federal acquisition careers in the Student Hire Internship Program at DHS. Because of COVID-19, his office quickly began onboarding and managing personnel virtually. “In 2021, we are strengthening our developmental programs for junior personnel in acquisition career fields,” said Bardwell, a program manager for DHS’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer. “In our office, we truly put people first, and people must first learn the ropes in federal acquisition career fields.”