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Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is designated to support your small business needs. 23 percent of the total value of all prime contract spending is required to be awarded to eligible small businesses. In 2020, 45% of DoD’s small business awards went to disadvantaged and women owned businesses.

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program authorizes Contracting Officers to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs.

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Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The qualities developed in the military- discipline, tenacity, and adaptability-  make Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) excellent entrepreneurs.

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Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones)

In full and open competition, a HUBZone-certified company bid is given a 10 percent price-evaluation preference.

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Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

Each year, the Federal Government awards about 10% of all Federal contract dollars, or roughly $50 billion in contracts, to Small Disadvantaged Businesses.

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To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.

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State of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base

The Defense Industrial Base must expand to improve resiliency and insure we meet tomorrow's high tech challenges. Read the Report.


Driving Change in Small Business


December 2, 2021 

Advancing Equity in Procurement 

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Reforms to Increase Equity and Level the Playing Field for Underserved Small Business Owners



Deputy Secretary: How Industry Can Continue Supporting DOD's National Security Priorities


Nov. 4, 2021

Strategic Direction for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program - 

Today, the Department of Defense announced the strategic direction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, marking the completion of an internal program assessment led by senior leaders across the Department. You can read about CMMC 2.0 on their website and read the press release here.

Why Small Businesses Are Essential to U.S. National Security

By Farooq Mitha, Director of Small Business Programs

Leveraging Capabilities of Small Businesses

Requesting comments and information from small businesses to increase competition and strengthen the domestic supply chains and support equity and inclusion in defense procurements.

Department of Defense Announces Winners of the Fiscal Year 20 Nunn-Perry Award

Recognizing Excellence in the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program 

Industrial Policy Welcomes Director of Small Business Programs Mr. Mitha

April 2021