Full Name
Ms. Sharon Morrow
Job Title
Director, Office of Small Business Programs
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Speaker Bio
Ms. Sharon Morrow serves as the Small Business Director for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), responsible for advising the DTRA Director on all small business matters in the execution of the DTRA Mission – enabling DoD and the U.S. Government to prepare for and combat weapons of mass destruction and improvised threats and to ensure nuclear deterrence. She is responsible for DTRA’s socioeconomic programs and assists contracting professionals in market research, acquisition planning and assuring subcontracting compliance.

Ms. Morrow served as the Assistant to the Director for the Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) from 2015-2019, where she was responsible for workforce development for Small Business Professionals. She served as the Program Manager for their Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, along with her responsibilities as the Small Business Liaison for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Ms. Morrow’s federal career began as a Junior Fellow at Fleet Material Support Office (FMSO), where she wrote computer programs for the Inventory Control Points (ICPs) for the Naval Supply System. After graduation from Pennsylvania State University (PSU), she served as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves. Her military career provided an understanding of a high operational tempo (OPTEMPO) and what it is like to be at the receiving end of a long supply chain for supplies and services.

After completing six years of active duty, Ms. Morrow became a small business owner as a Financial Advisor providing guidance, planning and advice to individuals and small business owners. After September 11, 2001, a sense of patriotism drew Ms. Morrow back to civil service. She sold her business and accepted a position as a Contract Specialist at the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Los Angeles District. Other assignments include USACE Charleston District, Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) at Fort Eustis, National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Langley Research Center, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), and USACE Headquarters Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). She served as a Contract Specialist, an unlimited warrant Contracting Officer, Small Business Professional, Deputy Associate Director for Small Business Programs, and a Procurement Analyst writing Acquisition Policy.

During her time in civil service, Ms. Morrow has acquired Military Construction (MILCON), civil works, Architectural-Engineering (A-E) services, professional services, complex enterprise contracts for services for Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Research and Development (R&D). She drafted DeCA Acquisition Supplement (DeCARS) Part 36 for their new Construction Mission and participated in the development of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Small Business Professional (SBP) Curriculum, co-authoring two of the courses. She served as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on up to 22 Army Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) contracts. She was selected as MICC’s Small Business Specialist of the Year in 2011.

Ms. Morrow is Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Certified in Contracting and is a member of both the Army Acquisition Corps and Defense Acquisition Corp.
Sharon Morrow