Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency Small Business Office and the Small Business Compliance Center
TRIAD : DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY UPDATE
Ms. Tatia Bellamy-Vaughan currently serves as the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency Small Business Office and the Small Business Compliance Center. She is also DCMA’s Small Business Ombudsman, advocating the concerns of small businesses. Ms. Bellamy-Vaughan is responsible for ensuring DCMA’s small business objectives are included in the agencies strategic plan, the return on investment is adequately portrayed, monitoring and advising on small business achievements, and the development and execution of small business policy. She oversees surveillance and compliance of prime contractor subcontracting programs and performance conducted by DCMA’s Small Business Professionals, administration and management of both the Mentor Protégé Pilot Program and the Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program for the Department of Defense, Office of Small Business Programs; and providing support to Defense Agencies in the review, evaluation, and approval of various types of subcontracting plans.
Ms. Bellamy-Vaughan has a wealth of acquisition experience in both pre-award and post-award functions within the Department of Defense and the Federal government over 25 years. She has held a variety of positions to include Supervisory Procurement Analyst and Contract Specialist; Deputy Director; Contracting Officer; Senior Action Officer; Team Leader; and Grants Officer. Her previous assignments include serving as the DCMA DAR Council Representative, Fort Lee, VA; Deputy Director of the Procurement Management Division, USDA Rural Development, Washington D.C.; Senior Staff Officer, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition – SAF/AQC, Pentagon; Branch Chief, Math & Science Division of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ballston, VA; and Lead Contracting Negotiator, Hanscom AFB, MA.Ms. Bellamy-Vaughan is a member of the Acquisition Corps, DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting and Program Management, and has a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III.