DHS’ Rafael Borras Elected to Wash100 as Transformational Government and Acquisition Leader

Rafael Borras

Rafael BorrasExecutive Mosaic is honored to announce Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security, as the newest inductee into the Wash 100, the premier group of leaders who create value for the American public and execute strategic vision at the intersection of the public and private sectors.

Borras holds the dual roles of chief management officer –managing DHS’ close-to-$60 billion budget – and chief acquisition officer – administering DHS’ around $19 billion in procurement funds.

He also oversees DHS’ management programs and the financial, human capital, IT, procurement, security, and administrative business lines within DHS’ management directorate.

Borras has served as an organizational leader for more than 30 years and brings 10 years of private sector experience to the department, including a stint as a vice president with engineering services contractor URS Corp.

Borras earlier managed more than 1,300 government employees and provided IT, real estate, vehicle acquisition, and supply and procurement services to federal agencies as Regional Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration’s mid-Atlantic region.

He has also served in city government, and oversaw Hartford, Ct.’s finance, police, fire, code enforcement, IT, purchasing, budget, and human relations as Deputy City Manager.

Borras held that same post for the city of New Rochelle, NY.

Executive Mosaic extends its congratulations to Rafael and the rest of the DHS organization

About The Wash100

This year represents our fifth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic's organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.