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Leadership and Offices


Malcom Shorter

Assistant Secretary for Administration


Kimberly Peyser

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration


Duane Williams

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration


Departmental Administration (DA) ensures that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) administrative programs and policies meet the needs of USDA program organizations and are consistent with laws and mandates. DA provides leadership to ensure the timely and effective delivery of high quality and cost-effective mission support services across the Department, and coordinates, human resources, procurement, property management, emergency preparedness and response activities, and programs for small and is disadvantaged business utilization.

Office of Contracting and Procurement

Office of Customer Experience

Office of Homeland Security

Office of Human Resource Management

Office of Operations

Office of Property and Environmental Management

Office of Safety, Security and Protection

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization