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, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Department of Energy.
Sweet brings to her role significant experience designing unique programs that bring government and industry together to address business and mission challenges. She has developed and coordinated more than twenty industry-led federal acquisition training programs for the federal government, including DHS Headquarters, US Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Defense, Department of State, General Services Administration, and the IRS. She also led the development of an Executive Tour program that brought government contracting companies to visit homeland security operations across the US 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 Department of Emergency Management 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 provided by DHS to the National Capital Region. From 2005 – 2007, Sweet was 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. Sweet also spent three years in private legal practice at a civil litigation firm in Baltimore.
Sweet received her Juris Doctor with a certificate in health law from the University of Maryland School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.