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Bill Pratt

Bill is the Director of Strategic Technology Management in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at DHS. He leads IT Acquisition and Engineering Governance, Program Health Assessment, Program Support, and Digital Transformation at DHS via the Agile and IT Program Management Centers of Excellence. Bill and his team coordinated the adoption of Agile and Incremental software development as the preferred process at DHS. In December 2017, they achieved a 100% agile adoption rate for software development projects supporting major investments across DHS. They now are working with partner offices to streamline the entire IT acquisition lifecycle at DHS using lean and agile techniques.

Bill led efforts to create the DHS Agile Development Guidebook, which was awarded the 2015 AFFIRM Award for Leadership in Best Practices Implementation. Bill has more than 35 years of experience in IT development, supporting the federal government, private industry, and the DoD. His former roles include test specialist, development team lead, systems analyst, and deputy department head. Clients included Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS), Freddie Mac, MCI, AT&T, and US Navy/Joint Services telecommunications commands. He holds certifications as a PMP, Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner, SAFe Agilist, and ITIL Foundations.


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