Farooq Mitha, president and CEO of Imbue Group, has taken oath as director of small business programs at the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy, the Department of Defense (DOD) said Monday. Prior to DOD, Mitha served as a partner at law firm Geller Mitha.
Mitha previously worked at DOD from 2011 through 2017. During this period, he served as special assistant to the director of the office of small business programs and deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy. He supported programs meant to increase small business participation in major defense acquisition programs.
Small business programs support the mission of DOD’s office of industrial policy by maximizing prime and subcontracting opportunities to ensure that small businesses remain resilient and responsive to meet the requirements of the National Defense Strategy and defense industrial base.