Andrea Brandon


Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ms. Andrea Brandon is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the HHS Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA). She was formerly the Director, Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She provided leadership and strategic direction for financial assistance programs across the DHS. Andrea also has broad experience in risk management, audits, internal controls, information technology, acquisition management, and financial operations in her federal career spanning 27 years. Previous to DHS, she was an Assistant Director for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA.

Andrea has led several government‐wide initiatives: Co-Chair for the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR), Financial Assistance Representative on the DATA Act Interagency Advisory Committee (IAC), Program Manager for the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act (FFAMIA) Grants Streamlining Initiative; and Chair of the OMB CFO Council’s Grants Training and Certification Workgroup and the Transparency Act Grant Sub-award Pilot Subcommittee (while also leading the Transparency Act grant sub-award pilot). Further, Andrea also previously led the HHS Grants Management Line of Business (GMLoB) Grants System consolidation effort (2003-2006).

Ms. Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral and Social Sciences from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Public Administration from American University; and is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society.

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