Contracting Vet Carlen Capenos Named DISA Small Business Program Director

Carlen Capenos

Carlen Capenos, former chief of the acquisition resources division at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has been appointed as director of DISA’s Office of Small Business Programs.

The 22-year contracting officer said in a statement published Thursday that she will coordinate with public and private entities to boost contracting procedures with small businesses at prime contract and subcontract levels to support warfighters and national-level leaders.

“Small businesses have innovative ideas, strong work ethics and they want to do well,” she added.

As chief of DISA’s acquisition resources branch, Capenos led contracting operations for various customers throughout the agency and the Defense Department.

She also previously held several contracting roles in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for seven years and the U.S. Air Force for two years.

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