Tina Burnette, Department of Veterans Affairs SAIC, Inc.

Tina Burnette, Program Management Director Department of Veterans Affairs SAIC, Inc.

Ms. Burnette is a highly accomplished executive with an extensive background in leading complex U.S. federal government programs and operations.  Ms. Burnette’s extensive experience and leadership roles within multiple federal agencies demonstrate her significant contributions to government operations, procurement, and program management.

In her current role at SAIC, Ms. Burnette focuses on enabling growth opportunities within the Department of Veteran Affairs by leveraging her skills and experience in federal government. Her dedication to improving government processes and understanding of the federal government is bridging the gap between Government and Industry.

Throughout her career, Ms. Burnette has served in leadership positions in several key federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Commerce, and Department of Defense.

At the VA, she played a critical role in developing and integrating Development Security Operations practices into the VA Information and Technology environment. She also managed a $4 billion information technology program implementing category management principles in her role as Executive Director of Acquisition and Category Management.

In her role at FEMA, Ms. Burnette was responsible for overseeing all agency requirements, acquisition policies, and procedures. She notably managed the acquisition response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  As the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Commercial Acquisitions at GSA, she managed the federal government purchasing system, totaling $3.2 billion.

Before her time at GSA, Ms. Burnette served as a program manager for the Department of Commerce, overseeing the small business GWAC, which involved the management and operation of information technology solutions across the federal government.  She also contributed to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by overseeing the deployment of the modernization of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing Systems.

Ms. Burnette’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Administration Degree from the University of Maryland. She has also completed leadership programs, including the Industry Advisory Council Partners Program, Defense Department Executive Leadership Development Program, and the Federal Executive Institute. Her accomplishments include being a finalist for the Women in Technology Government Leadership Award.

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