April 2022 Spotlight


April Spotlight: Ivette Jorge


Mrs. Ivette Jorge, Small Business Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Meet Ivette Jorge,  Small Business Specialist, Customs and Border Protection. Ms. Jorge is a native of Puerto Rico. She holds a Business Management Bachelor, Project Management Certification, and a Federal Acquisition Certification – Level III.

Long Career at CBP

Ms. Jorge has over 30 years of experience in Acquisition. She has been recognized as a Small Business Advocate of the year by DHS. Under Ivette’s leadership and support, Customs and Border Protection is generally recognized as a leader in innovative and outreach activities.

Man and woman are shaking hands in office. Collaborative teamwork.

Small businesses interested in learning more about opportunities with CBP can submit a meeting request for Ivette Jorge or her colleagues in the department.

A Jumpstart Your Business Frequent Speaker

We have had the pleasure of having Ivette Jorge as a featured speaker for our annual JumpStart Your Business Seminars.

She has shared information about CBP’s mission and acquisition portfolio.  CBP’s small business team meets regularly with vendors and participates in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in monthly small business Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS).

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Learn More About the DHS CBP Small Business Program


One-on-one sessions enable the CBP staff to meet with small, 8(a), HUBZone small, small disadvantaged, women-owned small, veteran-owned small, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to discuss their capabilities statement, learn about potential procurement opportunities as well as give advice.  Visit https://www.dhs.gov/small-business-vendor-outreach-sessions for more information about the VOS sessions.