The Defense Security and Counterintelligence Agency (DCSA) – a component of the Department of Defense (DoD) that conducts most security investigation of federal government personnel as well as education and training management Security Awareness – promoted two senior officials to manage procurement and policy functions for the agency.
Clay Socha has been named head of DCSA’s contracting business at Acquisition and Contracting. He had served in this role on an interim basis since August 2021, and prior to that he was the agency’s Chief of Critical Tech Protect & Enterprise Contracting.
From 2017 to 2019, Socha served as Director of the Office of Administrative Contracts at the National Bureau of Background Investigations (NBIS).
The NBIS was part of the Office of Personnel Management before it was transferred in 2019 to the DoD and changed its name to DCSA with this transfer. This decision left the DoD in charge of most federal government security clearance investigations.
Separately, DCSA has appointed Leslie Henderson Chief, Procurement and Contracting Policy and Oversight. From 2019 until the start of this year, she served as Chief of the Contracts Office for Information Technology within DCSA’s Acquisitions and Contracts organization. She also worked for the NBIS when it was part of the OPM.