On this episode of Columbia Technology Partners Ready to Prime, host Allen Scott sits down with Kevin Boshears, director of the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business procurement program. Boshears outlines how small business can get involved in contracting with DHS, and he also defines how you would define success working with the agency. Small business does have a chance with DHS and the statistics will prove it. You don’t believe me? Listen to CTP’s Ready to Prime to Prime for the facts.
Kevin Boshears –
Kevin Boshears was named director of the Homeland Security Department’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.
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 12 bureaus.
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. He 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.
He holds a BBA degree from the College of William and Mary, and earned his MBA from Liberty University.