San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Luncheon Speaker Series:
Hot Issues in Federal Contracting
with Kevin Boshears, Director Small Business
Department of Homeland Security
Learn more about current changes and how they will affect you now
One on One with Kevin Boshears, Director of Small Business Department of Homeland Security. At this Luncheon, you will have an opportunity to engage and discuss current contracting and sequestration issues at DHS impacting your business.
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Featured Speaker: Kevin Boshears
Director, Office of Small Business, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will speak on matters of interest including:
- Sequestration – It’s impact on your business in uncertain times
- Contracting updates - what you need to implement now
- Mentor – Protégé selection guidance
- New Policies - what your company must do now
- Legislation that will impact federal contracting
- DHS advanced procurement forecasts
- Plus a copy of the 2013 Procurement Opportunities Guide
Kevin Boshears was named Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in May 2003. He is responsible for the overall implementation of the department’s small business procurement program.
Mr. Boshears was Director of the Treasury Department’s OSDBU since February 1999. He served in the same office as a procurement analyst since June 1995 and was responsible for providing guidance to the small business specialists located in Treasury’s twelve bureaus.
Mr. Boshears brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the procurement field, having served as a contracting officer for the Justice Department prior to his
duties with the Treasury Department. Mr. Boshears is a well known instructor in the federal small business procurement arena. He has conducted numerous training courses, presentations, and briefings on contracting with small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned small, HUBZone, and service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.
Mr. Boshears served as the Vice-Chair of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Directors' Interagency Council from FY 2001 through FY 2004. His efforts have been widely recognized with various awards from small business trade associations, other federal agencies, and industry organizations. In 2006, he was presented with the Frances Perkins Vanguard Award for Exemplary Utilization of Women-Owned Small Businesses by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – marking the fourth year that he received this award. In April 2005, he was presented with the Federal Gold Star Award of Excellence by SBA in recognition of the exemplary performance of the Department and its dedicated personnel who carry out the aggressive goals and strategic initiatives that help ensure a role for small business in the federal marketplace.
He holds a BBA degree from the College of William and Mary, and earned his MBA from Liberty University.
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