First Responders Group, Program Manager
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
Christine Lee joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology Directorate as a program manager for the First Responders Technologies program in January 2009. Prior to coming to DHS, Ms. Lee served as a technical expert within HQ Army Materiel Command (AMC), G-3/5, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Strategy and Concept Directorate. Her primary duties were leading AMC wide Counter-Improvised Explosive Device program, assessing emerging technological developments, initiatives and soldier requirements, and providing recommendations for potential development and implementation of maturing technology. Her later assignments included: Block 1 Manager/Deputy Division Chiefs for Architecture Division and Business Division and also Transient Team Lead/SBIR Program Manager of Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Joint Program Office (JPO) located in Arlington, VA; Deputy Program Manager/Detection Lead Engineer for U.S. Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program Office, Night Vision Electronic and Sensors Directorate in Fort Belvoir, VA; Senior Project Engineer for 3000 GPH Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit under U.S. Army, Tank and Automotive Research, Development, Engineering Center in Fort Belvoir, VA; and also Materials Engineer for Naval Mine Warfare Engineering Activity in Yorktown, VA.
Ms. Lee's awards include the SIAP JPO Semi-Annual "Outstanding Joint Government Civilian" Award; AMC Top Ten Outstanding Personnel of the Year; Communication and Electronics Command Top Ten Outstanding Personnel of the Year Award; and numerous Achievement Medals for Civilian Service, Achievement Awards, Special Act/Service Awards, Recognition Certificates, and Exceptional Performance Awards. Ms. Lee received a bachelor’s Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1985. In addition, Ms. Lee is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional in System Planning, Research Development and Engineering Career Field, Level II Certified Acquisition Professional in Program Management Career Field, and certified Army Acquisition Core Member. Ms. Lee was born in the Republic of Korea and moved to the United States in 1977. Her Korean language proficiency is equivalent to a native Korean.