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Hershel Becker

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Hershel Becker, a seasoned expert in government contracting, brings over 35 years of experience across both public and private sectors. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Digital Government and co-founder of Signature Advisory Partners, a procurement advisory firm based in Texas.


During his tenure with the State of Texas, spanning nearly two decades, Hershel played integral roles in government contracting. Notably, he directed procurement and contracting functions at the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) for seven years, where he spearheaded initiatives such as the Innovative Procurement Lab and worked with state and local governmental entities in addressing their technology contracting challenges. Additionally, under his leadership, the Chief Procurement Office facilitated over $3 billion in annual sales through the agency's cooperative purchasing program. Further, Hershel played a key part in procuring and transitioning the state enterprise to the Next Generation Shared Technology Services, in collaboration with his fellow DIR executive team members.


Throughout his career, Hershel Becker has been recognized for his strategic insights, innovative approaches, and dedication to improving government procurement processes.