Jeff Jackson currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the National Preparedness Directorate (NPD). As the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mr. Jackson is instrumental in efforts to review and improve business processes and achieve efficiencies across the directorate and with national preparedness staff in the ten FEMA Regions. NPD operates six divisions and two schoolhouses with over 490 personnel who are dedicated to the FEMA mission of helping people before, during and after disasters to achieve the goal of a prepared and resilient nation.
Mr. Jackson previously served as Deputy Chief Component Procurement Officer at FEMA, responsible for management and oversight of acquisitions in support of all aspects of FEMA’s mission. OCPO operates two divisions with over 160 personnel who solicit, award, and administer contracts; develop and implement quality assurance; develop FEMA-specific acquisition policy; support small businesses through the FEMA small business program; engage in long term acquisition planning with programs through the Portfolio Management and the Five-Year Maps programs; facilitate the DHS Acquisition Lifecycle Framework for FEMA; and engage the private sector through the Industry Liaison Program. Due to the unprecedented disaster activity in 2016-2018, Mr. Jackson oversaw a dramatic increase in procurement demand from $1.6 billion in FY16 to $4.1 billion in FY18.
Mr. Jackson joined the Senior Executive Service in 2016. He came to FEMA from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where he managed Information Technology Acquisitions for the IRS, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), and the Department of Treasury Departmental Offices.
Mr. Jackson is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and lives in Arlington, VA.