GovConNet Member Meeting

October 10, 2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
51 Monroe Street
Suite 1800
Rockville, MD 20850

Topic: United States Customs and Border Protection Trends in Federal Government Procurement and Implementation

In Fiscal Year 2012, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), awarded approximately $2 billion dollars' worth of contracts. CBP is one of the largest and most complex components of DHS with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.  

Diane Sahakian, Deputy Executive Director, Procurement, Office of Administration, Washington, DC will discuss trends in government procurement and how they are being implemented at CBP and will discuss how to find out about contracting opportunities and small business assistance at CBP and DHS.  

Diane V. Sahakian


Diane V. Sahakian
Deputy Executive Director, Procurement

Office of Administration, CPB

Ms. Sahakian served most recently as the Acting Deputy Executive Director of the Procurement Directorate. In this capacity she coordinated Customs and Border Protection's contracting operations and simplified the agency's acquisition process. Prior to this, she served as Associate Director, Mission Contracting Office, Business Operations where she set direction, established priorities, and assessed the state of the organization.

Ms. Sahakian has been a participant in the Senior Executive Service (SES) Development Program since November 2011, during which she was assigned as a Senior Advisor to the Principal Executive for Strategic Integration. In March 2009, she received the Commissioner's Best Practices and Innovation Award. Ms. Sahakian earned Masters' Certificates in Commercial Contract Management and Project Management from the George Washington School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University.

Join us to learn how to better prepare your company to do business with CBP. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012  

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce 
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800 
Rockville, MD 20850


MCCC Strategic Partners