Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Department of Homeland Security
Darlene Bullock serves as the Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
(OSDBU). Ms. Bullock has over 27 years of experience in procurement,
federal assistance, and acquisitions management. Before joining the OSDBU in
January 2011, Ms. Bullock was a Division Director and Contracting Officer in
the DHS, Office of Procurement Operations (OPO). OPO is one of the largest
procurement divisions in DHS obligating about $4 - 4.5 billion a year. Her
division was responsible for supporting the Office of the Secretary and other
high-visibility offices at DHS Headquarters. Ms. Bullock oversaw and
managed the award process of the first DHS-wide Program Management,
Administrative, Clerical, and Technical Services (PACTS) Indefinite Delivery
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts which were set-aside for Service-Disabled
Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). PACTS had an estimated value at $1.5
billion. The award of PACTS enabled DHS to meet and exceed the 3 percent SDVOSB
goal for the first time in Fiscal Year 2010.
Bullock has held leadership positions at several Federal and local agencies
including the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters, U.S. Agency for
International Development, U. S. Department of Commerce, District of Columbia
Government, and the U.S. Army.
Bullock began her acquisition career with the U.S. Army successfully completing
the Department of Defense contract specialist intern program. She is a
Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) with the National Contract Management
Association (NCMA) and maintains her FAC-C Level III Certification in
Contracting. She has completed various Federal Executive leadership courses
throughout her career. She has an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Business
and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a MBA
in International Management from Southeastern University.
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