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Elaine Duke

Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Elaine Duke is the Principal of Elaine Duke & Associates, LLC, after recently retiring from Deloitte Consulting LLP Government and Public Service. 

Ms. Duke is an accomplished leader in the federal government, serving for 30 years.  She was the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from April 2017 to April, 2018; also serving as the Acting Secretary of DHS from July, 2017 to December, 2017.

She also served as DHS’ Under Secretary for Management, a position she held from 2008-2010, serving as the DHS Chief Management Officer and Chief Acquisition Executive.  Prior to that Ms. Duke was the Department’s Chief Procurement Officer.

Ms. Duke was the first Deputy Assistant Administrator for Acquisition at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), delivering an acquisition program that met the post 9/11 legislative mandate to federalize passenger and baggage screening at U.S. airports. Prior to her service at DHS, Deputy Secretary Duke held various acquisition positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, and Smithsonian Institution.

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