As the Transportation Security Administration’s Assistant Administrator for Contracting and Procurement and Head of Contracting Activity since November 2020, Bill Weinberg has leveraged his significant contracting and acquisition experience to manage increasingly difficult and complex procurements for TSA. Under his leadership, TSA awarded the second generation of Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) systems for airport security checkpoints to improve identity verification, validate the authenticity of a passenger’s identification credential, confirm pre-screening status and validate flight reservations. These modernization efforts are critical as the agency has implemented its historic new compensation plan: Under the Pay Plan, TSA’s attrition rate has dropped 61 percent since October 2022 after attrition rates in FY19 and FY22 were 18 percent and 19.1 percent, respectively.
Prior to this role, Weinberg spent over 32 years in highly complex acquisition roles within the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Commerce, solving program issues and budget challenges through innovative acquisition solutions. He was the Director of the Office of Acquisition Management at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he led an authorized workforce of 184 employees, contracting officers and program analysts, and managed the execution of over 8,000 transactions exceeding $2.7 billion. During his tenure with DHS, where he served in a variety of management and leadership positions, Weinberg successfully led acquisition reform efforts for the $2 billion detention and removal services enterprise to improve the department’s services and lower expenses. He also oversaw the acquisitions for several major information technology enhancement initiatives, most notably the replacement of the legacy case management system for Homeland Security Investigations.