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As the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Acquisition (DAA/ACQ), you will provide executive leadership and directs the Office of Acquisition's execution of acquisition services throughout TSA.  You will oversee, manage, direct and evaluate programs involving the acquisition of supplies, services, real estate, construction and research and development by utilizing various acquisition strategies including negotiation procedures.  You will provide oversight and approvals of acquisition plans, business strategies, solicitations and business clearances.  You will ensure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) including those pertaining to small business, contract awards, cost/price based negotiation, source selection, claims review, disputes resolution, simplified acquisition, contract administration and, if necessary, termination of contracts.  You will provide leadership and oversight in the management of post-award contract administration, contract reporting, contract closeout, contract files maintenance, electronic acquisition systems, claims adjudication, disposition of defective pricing actions and participation in litigation activities.  You will oversee process standardization for the entire acquisition lifecycle, to include processes related to program management, logistics, cost estimating, and testing and evaluation.  You will serve as the Executive sponsor for the Solicitation Review Board and Acquisition Policy Board.  As a member of the TSA Senior Leadership Team, you will participate on Executive Steering Committees focused on various cross-cutting agency initiatives.   You will provide day-to-day operational and management oversight and direction to subordinate managers in the execution of their professional and technical functions, which includes acquisition and procurement management within the Office as well as throughout the various organizational units within TSA.  You will promote an equal opportunity environment by fostering fairness in personnel selections, encouraging and recognizing achievements, ensuring fair treatment of minority group employees and demonstrating sensitivity to the developmental needs of all employees including minority groups, women and the handicapped.  You will also provide management oversight and direction concerning personnel, policies and programs (e.g., human resources, budget, information technology, facilities, equipment, procurement) and ensure the efficient and effective acquisition, use, distribution and disposal of resources in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws and directives.