Ms. Nikki Burley is a Mentor Protege Program and Small Business Subcontracting Program Manager and serves as a Woman-Owned Small Business Advocate for the Department of State's Office of Small Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU). In this capacity, she is responsible for maintaining over 100 mentor protege agreements, reviewing over 500 subcontracts for compliance with small business subcontracting goals, and planning both subcontracting training and woman-owned small business outreach for the Department of State. In her prior acquisition career, Ms. Burley has served as the Deputy Program Manager for Human Development Management Services at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); Small Business Manager, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA); procurement policy analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA); and Assistant Small Business Director, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
Among her previous career highlights includes leading a team of 14 in awarding the first human development management contract to a small business dealing with the intelligence community.
Ms. Burley was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in San Diego, CA. She received her bachelor's degree in business management from Webster University; a master's degree in public administration from Walden University; a master's certificate in government contracting from George Washington University; FAC C-Level 3 Certified Acquisition Professional; Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification Level III in Contracting; DAWIA Certification Level I in Program Management; and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. In addition, she has received several acquisition/small business awards from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense.