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Remembering Ms. Tracey L. Pinson, Former Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs

Friday, April 3, 2015

“Sadly You Have Passed but Your Legacy Lives On”

We continue to mourn the December passing of Ms. Tracey L. Pinson. Nobody can describe her impact on the Army Small Business Program better than those she worked with during her almost 20-year tenure as Director, Army OSBP. Below we have compiled reflections from her staff and colleagues.

The Impact of Small Business Exclusions on Army’s FY14 Performance

Friday, April 3, 2015

The US Government Accountability Office categorizes small business goaling exclusions into 3 main groups:

  1. Those for which small businesses’ chances to compete are limited or nonexistent
  2. Those using non-appropriated funds
  3. Those made by agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration, which are not subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation or are otherwise exempted by statute from following federal procurement regulations.

New Map Feature Added to Army Small Business Specialist Directory

Friday, April 3, 2015

Army OSBP support contractor Mr. Ricardo Ruiz recently added a map to the popular Army Small Business Specialist Directory on the Army OSBP website (

Remembering Ms. Tracey Pinson, tireless advocate for small business

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Ms. Tracey Pinson, former Director, U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs, on Sunday, 14 December 2014.

OSBP Deputy Director speaks at HBCU Career Development Marketplace Fair

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Deputy Director, Army OSBP, spoke today at the HBCU Career Development Marketplace Career Fair ( in Washington, DC.

Deputy Director’s Message: The Army’s Impact on Job Creation is HUGE!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Army Small Business Program will finish strong in fiscal year 2014. We continue to set the example for federal government, awarding more contract dollars to small firms than any other federal agency or military service. Contract dollars to small firms directly impact job creation and fuel the rebalancing of our Nation’s economy. Army Small Business Program success is attributable to the commitment and leadership of our Commanders.

Senior Leader Interview: AMC Commander Discusses Sequestration, Veteran Entrepreneurship and His New Role as Head of Contracting Activity

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

GEN Dennis L. Via assumed duties as the 18th Commander of the Army Materiel Command (AMC) August 7, 2012. AMC is the Army’s premier provider of materiel readiness. In fiscal year 2013, AMC awarded $59.7 billion in contracts, accounting for for 68 percent of total Army contracts. Small businesses received $8.4 billion in contracts that year, accounting for about half of Army small business contracting dollars.

On February 1, GEN Via was appointed Head of Contracting Activity for AMC, giving him official responsibility for all AMC contracting.

Small Solar Technology Businesses Poised to Bid on $7 Billion Project

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Seven small businesses pre-qualified to compete for solar technology projects participated in a pre-proposal conference Wednesday, August 20, at Redstone Arsenal, AL, to go over a request for proposals to build a renewable solar energy facility capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt hours per year for the Arsenal.

Forty-nine solar companies, both large and small businesses, are eligible to submit proposals for the project. In addition to the seven small businesses, 17 large businesses attended the pre-proposal event. Proposals are due September 23.

Army to Host Small Business Seminar at 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Army will host the Small Business Seminar at the Association for the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting again this year on October 14 and 15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The seminar was a tremendous success last year, with over 300 small business firms in attendance.

HQDA OSBP Assists Huntsville Engineering and Support Center Small Business Program

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Army OSBP and Headquarters U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) OSBP conducted an assist visit to the USACE Huntsville Engineering and Support Center August 19-20. The purpose of the assist visit was to:

  • Provide assistance, education and consultancy to the small business professionals at the Huntsville Center.
  • Recognize best practices that the Huntsville Center utilizes in support of the small business programs.
  • Make recommendations on any issues identified in the mission that could be rectified.
  • Identify further activities that, if implemented, would add value to the small business program.