Vice President, Civilian Agencies
Krista Sweet is the Vice President of Civilian Agencies for the Professional Services Council where she leads policy, programs, and advocacy on behalf of members with federal civilian agencies, with emphasis on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Energy (DOE).
Sweet brings to her role significant experience designing programs that bring government and industry together to address business and mission challenges. She has developed and coordinated more than thirty industry-led federal acquisition training programs for different federal agencies, including DHS, HHS, DOE, EPA, DoD, GSA, IRS, and the State Department. She also led the development of an Executive Tour program that brought government contractors to visit homeland security operations across US land, sea, and air borders to help them better understand the mission environment and technology needs of DHS.
Prior to joining PSC in 2021, Sweet spent ten years as the Director of Policy at the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council. From 2007-2011, she worked at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency where she advised the Executive Director and the Governor’s Homeland Security Adviser on strategy, policy, and investment decisions for more than $500 million in federal homeland security grant funds for the National Capital Region. From 2005 – 2007, Sweet served as a staff attorney at the Center for Health and Homeland Security where she advised state agencies on legal and policy issues involving public health emergencies. She previously spent three years in private legal practice at a Baltimore litigation firm. She received her JD and certificate in health law from the University of Maryland School of Law and her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.