Women-Owned Small Business

Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are an important part of the changing the face of the American economy. WOSBs are increasing in number, range, diversity and earning power. Annually, the DoD awards nearly $2 billion in prime contracts and $2.4 billion in subcontracts to WOSBs.

Section 7106 of Public Law 103-355 established a government-wide goal for WOSB concerns at not less than 5% of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards for each fiscal year. Over the past ten years DoD has experienced a steady increase in WOSB prime contract and subcontract awards.



The DoD WOSB program has three objectives:

  • To facilitate, preserve, and strengthen full participation of women-owned small businesses in the DoD acquisition programs.
  • To promote efforts to achieve the government wide 5% goal for prime and subcontract awards to women-owned small businesses.
  • To support the growth of women-owned small businesses through outreach and technical assistance.


Department of the Army OSBP

(703) 693-3898


Department of the Air Force OSBP



Department of the Navy OSBP

202-685-6485 | sadbu@hq.navy.mil


Defense Logistics Agency OSBP