Full Name
Ms. Arveice Washington
Job Title
Director, Office of Small Business Programs
U.S. Navy
Speaker Bio
Ms. Washington was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in November 2023 as the Director, Office of Small Business Programs after 15 years of civilian service. In this role she serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all small business matters. Ms. Washington has been charged with overseeing small business acquisition policy; strengthening government and private sector partnerships; and fostering opportunities to leverage small business as a strategic advantage for the benefit of our warfighters. From April 2018 until October 2023, Ms. Washington served as the Deputy Director in this office.

Ms. Washington’s previous experience includes serving as the Director of Acquisition and Contracts for the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) Command Program Executive Office for Submarines from October 2016 until March 2018. In this capacity, she was responsible for directing, prioritizing and coordinating all acquisition initiatives across Team Submarine.

From June 2009 until January 2016, Ms. Washington assumed the duties as the Team Submarine Enterprise Wide Contractor Support Services Manager. She was the subject matter expert for management responsibilities for five support services contracts totaling execution of over $125 million annually and oversight of 600 contractors. As the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for these contracts, Ms. Washington was responsible for cradle to grave requirements generation, contract award and post-award execution.

Prior to her position as the EWCSS Manager, Ms. Washington served as the Business and Financial Manager from December 2007 until June 2009 for the Undersea Warfare Defensive Systems Program Office. Responsible for the management and execution of over $100 million Total Obligation Authority, Ms. Washington's expert knowledge of the DOD 5000 and Program Acquisition Life Cycle process led to a successful Milestone B for the Next Generation Countermeasure and successful Gate 3 review for the Anti-Torpedo Torpedo Defensive System.

From July 2000 until December 2007, Ms. Washington worked for industry supporting various NAVSEA organizations. Her financial management knowledge coupled with her program management expertise led her through various positions including Financial Manager, Acquisition Manager and ultimately Program Manager.

Ms. Washington held various leadership roles in Team Submarine including serving as the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning Site Implementation Lead and the COR Certification Manager responsible for serving as the on-site subject matter expert for all COR related responsibilities. In addition, Ms. Washington completed a nine-month career development opportunity in the Office of Small Business Programs from January 2016 until September 2016 where she was responsible for developing Small Business Advocate training for Deputy Program Manager’s (DPM). All DPM’s across the Department were required to complete this training. As a result of her efforts, Ms. Washington was awarded the 2017 Oreta B. Stinson, Small Business Advocate, Department of the Navy, Acquisition Excellence Award.

Ms. Washington's formal education and training include a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Financial Management, the Small Business Professional Credential, as well as a certification in Program Management and Financial Management.
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