DHS executive Linda Jacksta joins Deep Water Point

25 May 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Linda Jacksta, a senior leader from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, has joined management consultancy Deep Water Point (DWP) as a principal.

Jacksta brings 35 years of experience working at CBP, the country’s primary border control organization and the largest federal law enforcement agency of the DHS – with more than 45,600 federal agents and officers.

During her more than three decades at the agency, Jacksta led efforts to address border security threats and operational challenges, established an enterprise data analytics organization, developed partnerships with the intelligence community, and helped create the agency’s National Use of Force Control Board.

She most recently served as deputy executive assistant commissioner of CBP operations support. Prior to that, Jacksta was assistant commissioner for human resources management, overseeing improvements to the organization’s hiring and discipline processes.

DHS exec Linda Jacksta joins Deep Water Point

Earlier in her career, she was principal executive for CBP’s employment engagement center of excellence, and acting deputy assistant commissioner for CBP’s office of internal affairs – where she oversaw employee misconduct investigations and operations security, among other areas.

Jacksta was also previously executive director for mission support at CBP’s office of field operations, managing a $4-billion budget.

She studied at Thomas Edison State University and completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executive Fellow program.

“Her vast expertise spanning border and national security, international trade, and information technology will provide great value to our clients as they address many complex challenges the government faces within this area. Because Linda has broad experience across multiple domains, she will be particularly valuable to clients working in this environment,” said Debbie Dowling, DWP’s federal civilian practice lead. “Linda will be joining a cross section of DWP executives from the federal market who use their experience and expertise to help clients win business and craft solutions supporting government mission success."

DWP’s more than 300 professionals have functional expertise across the defense, intelligence, and federal civilian markets. The Annapolis, MD-based firm provides government contractors with services in business development, market intelligence, executive and strategic support, and small business evolution.

The consultancy recently welcomed Robert Ashley, a retired US Army lieutenant general, as a principal in the firm’s defense and intelligence business.