Camylle Coley serves as a Senior Consultant to the Director of Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Programs (SBP). SBP is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the military departments and defense agencies on creating opportunities for small business in the acquisition process, and for protecting and strengthening the defense industrial base. In her role current role, Ms.Coley directly supports the Director, OSBP in the execution of OSBP strategic initiatives. In particular, Ms. Coley leads the DoD Small Business Work- force Development and Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Entrepreneurship initiatives.
Ms. Coley's leadership on these initiatives has been instrumental in helping the acquisition workforce improve programmatic direction that includes developing appropriate skill sets that will help optimize small business participation at both prime and subcontracting levels; and, in providing training that enhances the responsiveness of the industrial base so that it can contribute directly to the readiness and preparedness of the Department. As a result, SBP Workforce Development efforts have provided needed direction for the acquisition community to engage for the first time in the development of certification, qualification, and workforce shaping requirements for small business professionals. Ms. Coley continues to work with the White House and civilian agencies to identify best practices that can be implemented for small business professionals across the Federal government.
Ms. Coley previously provided program support to the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Learning Capabilities Integration Center (LCIC) in the areas of course development and instruction improvement. Ms. Coley also worked directly with Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Human Capital Initiatives (HCI). In this capacity she was responsible for STEM education and outreach initiatives, and was an Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) liaison for HCI. Ms. Coley has con- ducted and coordinated extensive studies and analyses supporting development of the 2009 AT&L Human Capital Strategic Plan and the 2009 DoD STEM Education and Outreach Strategic Plans. Her work informed and supported senior functional and component leaders on efficient and effective human capital strategies.
Prior to her work with DoD, Ms. Coley was Science Department Chair at Holy Family School in Hillcrest Heights, MD and an adjunct faculty member at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Her educational background includes an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland - University College and a B.S. in Biology with a Neuro-science concentration from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Additionally, Ms. Coley was a Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences Fellow in Immunobiology at the Pennsylvania State University. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. She is a DAWIA certified Program Manager and a member of the National Contract Management Association.