Michael W. Derrios
Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer; PAE
Michael W. Derrios is a recognized leader in the field of government acquisition with more than 25 years of federal, military and private sector experience. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2015.
Mr. Derrios currently serves as the Senior Procurement Executive for the U.S. Department of State (DOS). In this capacity, he is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating, all global procurement and contracting operations, policies, and activities for a $9.5 billion annual spend portfolio.
Prior to joining State Department, Mr. Derrios served as the Head of Contracting Activity for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) where he was responsible for all contracting functions within the Service. He led efforts to recapitalize assets, including award of the largest contract in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) history for detailed design and construction of the Offshore Patrol Cutter fleet with a life cycle value of $10 billion.
Mr. Derrios was a plank holder for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and helped stand up the agency, serving in various contracting and program management roles. He led a contracting portfolio valued at over $2 billion for national security vetting programs and also led the Checkpoint Technologies Division in the TSA Office of Security Capabilities where he was responsible for a suite of programs that deployed the nationwide fleet of passenger and carry-on baggage screening equipment valued at $5 billion. Mr. Derrios also served as the program director for the expansion of TSA PreCheck® helping to increase eligible populations for expedited security screening.
In the private sector, Mr. Derrios served as a senior business consultant and contributed to the success of a large software development and implementation program to replace legacy contract writing systems for 20,000 procurement professionals across the Department of Defense.
Mr. Derrios previously served on active duty as a member of the United States Air Force and in the Maryland Air National Guard. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.