Michelle Woods

Director of Homeland Security, U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Majority)

Michelle Woods is the Director of Homeland Security for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In this capacity, Michelle manages the Homeland Security team, supervising staff and advising on a wide range of national security policy issues. Michelle leads the oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and led major legislative initiatives, including the effort to re-authorize DHS, establishment of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Prior to joining the Committee, she served for nearly a decade at the U.S. Government Accountability Office where she led numerous program evaluations and investigations of the DHS and the Intelligence Community.