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Chip Fulghum became the Deputy Under Secretary for Management in May 2015. Along with the Under Secretary for Management, Mr. Fulghum oversees all aspects of the Department’s management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security, and asset management. He also provides support and guidance to the Department’s acquisition oversight process and represents DHS in a number of management-related interagency committees.
Mr. Fulghum has twice served as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary. He has also served as the Acting Under Secretary for Management.
Mr. Fulghum joined the Department in October 2012 as the Budget Director within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He later served as the Department’s CFO from September 2014 – January 2017. As CFO, he had stewardship of internal controls to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse across DHS.
Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Fulghum served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. He is a graduate of the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, Professional Military Comptroller School, and Squadron Officer School. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.