Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs
Arveice M. Washington has over 18 years of experience in multiple career fields including Program Management and Business & Financial Management. In April 2018, Ms. Washington began serving as the Deputy Director for The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs. In this capacity she is responsible for small business acquisition policy and strategic initiatives.
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. In this capacity she was responsible for directing, prioritizing and coordinating all acquisition initiatives across Team Submarine.
From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Washington assumed the duties as the Team Submarine Enterprise Wide Contractor Support Services (EWCSS) Manager. She was the Subject Matter Expert for all matters pertaining to 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 the EWCSS 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 2007 to 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 2000 to 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 has 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 Department of Navy Office of Small Business Programs where she was responsible for developing Small Business Advocate training for Deputy Program Manager’s. All DPM’s across the Navy 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, a DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management, and a DAWIA Level I certification in Financial Management.