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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


Kimberly Osborne


Leading our mission of enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

Kimberly E. Osborne, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Deputy Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Ms. Kimberly Osborne was selected to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in May 2021. The experience she brings to bear ensures timely and efficient customer service. Ms. Osborne implements the Secretary’s four guiding principles of Advocacy, Access, Outcomes and Excellence through her oversight of VA small business programs.

Before coming to OSDBU, Ms. Osborne worked at the VA Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) where she applied her talents to an array of roles during her 26 years of service. As Deputy Vice Chairman, Ms. Osborne was an active member of the Board’s Senior Executive management team. In this role, she directly supervised hundreds of Veterans Law Judges, attorneys and professional administrative staff in issuing quality and timely Board decisions.

In 2006, Ms. Osborne was appointed by VA Secretary Jim Nicholson as a Veterans Law Judge, with the approval of President George W. Bush. Ms. Osborne’s responsibilities included presiding over hearings and independently reviewing, and issuing, appellate decisions for the Secretary of VA. As a Chief Veteran’s Law Judge in 2008, she managed a team of approximately 50 attorneys and judges in deciding appeals.

Ms. Osborne’s motivational leadership style is a blend of optimism and excellence, and this ethic permeates her ability to build highly productive teams which enhance the lives of Veterans. She is a proud recipient of the 2019 “Gears of Government Award,” which she received from VA Secretary Robert L. Wilkie. Her dedication to working with Veterans is rooted in gratitude for the sacrifices Veterans make. Ms. Osborne’s commitment to serving others defines her work at VA. Away from professional pursuits, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 28 years, her family and friends, as well as spending time volunteering at her church.

Ms. Osborne is an active member of the Virginia State Bar. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and later attained a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.


Deputy Executive Director, OSDBU 2021 - Present
Deputy Vice Chairman, BVA 2016- 2021
Chief Veterans Law Judge, BVA 2008- 2016
Veterans Law Judge, BVA 2006- 2008
Senior Counsel, BVA 2003- 2006
Counsel, BVA 1997- 2003
Associate Counsel, BVA 1994- 2003


The Federal Executive Institute, Leadership for a Democratic Society, 2007.
Leadership VA 2003
Juris Doctorate 1993, Wake Forest University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts 1989, University of Maryland Baltimore County


BVA Exceptional Performance Awards Recipient
BVA Special Contribution Awards Recipient


Virginia Bar Association
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

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