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The DoD OSBP welcomes Bibi Hidalgo Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development as the next speaker in the Defense Small Business Webinar Series.
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Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development
Ms. Hidalgo has been appointed to serve as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD), In this role, Ms. Hidalgo will be responsible for providing expert advice, guidance, and assistance to the SBA Administrator, key agency and White House officials in oversight of small business contracting across the federal agencies through the Office of Government Contracting, including 8(a), Women-Owned, HUBZone and Service-Disabled Veteran contracting. In her prior role, she was the SBA Government Contracting Policy Lead for the Biden-Harris Transition Team. In 2014, Ms. Hidalgo and her brother Patrick Hidalgo Co-Founded Future Partners, LLC, which advised Fortune 500 corporate executives. Ms. Hidalgo has a Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Farooq A. Mitha Director, Office of Small Business Programs DOD
Farooq A. Mitha is the Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). As Director, Mr. Mitha oversees more than $140 billion of annual awards to small business. In addition, he assists the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretaries of Military Departments, Under Secretaries of Defense, Directors of Defense Agencies and Major Commands in including small business planning into the readiness of the Department. These efforts aim to modernize and restore the nation's industrial commons through focusing on advanced manufacturing, applied research, and innovative programs that align small business capabilities with the DoD's current and future needs.
Prior to his appointment Mr. Mitha served on the Biden-Harris transition team as a member of the DoD Agency Review Team. Mr. Mitha also served in the Obama administration as the Senior Advisor to the Director of the DoD Office of Small Business Programs and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy.
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