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SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF SMALL BUSINESS
WOSB
The Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program authorizes Contracting Officers to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs.
SDVOSB
The qualities veterans developed in the military—discipline, tenacity and adaptability—make them excellent entrepreneurs
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HUBZONE
In full-and-open competitions, HUBZone-certified companies’ bids are given a 10-percent-price-evaluation preference.
SPECIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
SBIR/STTR
DoD’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invests more than $1 billion each year in small business technology.

RIF
The Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program inserts promising and mature technologies with immediate application potential into programs of record. 

MPP
In the past five years, proteges participating in DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) have been awarded more than $6.5 billion in contracts and subcontracts.

IIP
The Indian Incentive Program (IIP) helps Indian organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises win subcontracts. 

VELOCITER
The Velociter program guides and nurtures small businesses and innovators beyond Phase II of the DoD SBIR program. 

STEM
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative nurtures small businesses with a STEM mission. 

MISSION ACHIEVEMENTS CYBERSECURITY
Mission
We maximize opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation.
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In fiscal year 2017, DoD awarded 23 percent of small-business-eligible-prime-contract spending to small businesses, earning an "A" in the SBA's Small Business Procurement Scorecard. 
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DFARS Clause 252.204-7012 requires defense contractors, including small businesses, to provide adequate security to safeguard covered defense information. 
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Don't Miss BPII/MPTW18
Please join us August 14-16, 2018, in Orlando, Fla., for the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Small Business Innovation Research Beyond Phase II and Mentor-Protégé Training Week (BPII/MPTW18).

 Who Should Attend?
- Small businesses
- Large prime contractors
- SBIR Program Managers and key staff
- RIF Program Managers
- DoD Mentor-Protégé Program mentors and protégés
- DoD Mentor-Protégé Program Managers
- DoD Mentor-Protégé Program industry partners, e.g., Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Minority Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Why Attend?
This will be an exciting week! Distinguished speakers will provide insights that help small businesses develop innovative solutions and move SBIR technologies beyond Phase II. Attendees will learn how to leverage the synergies of two similar but different small business programs. During matchmaking sessions, small businesses can meet key personnel from government and industry who support the DoD SBIR, Rapid Innovation Fund and Mentor-Protégé programs.

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Details about the agenda, venue, speakers and how to register are here