Charles K. Edwards assumed the position of Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security on February 27, 2011. Prior to the Acting Inspector General position, Mr. Edwards served as Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Edwards has over 20 years of experience in the federal government and has held leadership positions at several federal agencies, including the Transportation Security Administration, the United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, and the United States Postal Service.
Furthermore, Mr. Edwards has received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to the federal and law enforcement community, including awards for excellence and distinguished achievement from individual Offices of Inspector General as well as from the Inspector General community as a whole.
Mr. Edwards is a graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, with a double Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. He also holds a Federal Chief Information Officer Certificate and Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, Mr. Edwards is certified as a Project Management Professional.