Small Business Officer

Jeffrey Hale, NOAA AGO Small Business Officer

Jeffrey HaleMr. Hale is the Small Business Officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO). The role of the Small Business Officer is to advise AGO management on matters relating to the development, evaluation, and implementation of Federal and Commerce small business procurement program policies and regulations. 

Mr. Hale began his service with NOAA in 2001 as a contractor working for a Disadvantaged, Woman and Veteran Owned Small Business.  As a contractor, he served with the National Geodetic Survey until he was hired by the Government in 2004.  Mr. Hale continued his career with the National Geodetic Survey through 2009, serving as the contracting program manager while also working closely with AGO and receiving his Contracting Officer’s warrant through the Delegated Procurement Authority Program.  In 2009, Mr. Hale transferred to the Department of Agriculture in Raleigh, North Carolina where he served as the Contracting Officer, Leasing Officer, and Grants & Agreements Specialist for the state.  Mr. Hale then moved to the Small Business Administration in 2011 where he served as the Procurement Center Representative, Commercial Marketing Representative, Size Specialist, and Certificate of Competency Specialist.  In 2013, Mr. Hale re-joined NOAA as the Small Business Officer in the Acquisition and Grants Office.  Mr. Hale’s background covers all aspects of Federal acquisition, as well as intricate knowledge of small business programs and policies.

Mr. Hale graduated from Ohio University in 2000 with a B.S. in Environmental Geography. He was born and reared in Maryland, where he currently resides with his wife, two daughters, and son.