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Army Small Business a Mission Enabler

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Army Small Business Program is a multi-faceted mission focused program that views its mission, compliance, outreach and training as the keys to success; however, there are other important elements that make it Army Strong!

Army to Host Small Business Seminar at 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

For the third year in a row, the Army will host a Small Business Seminar at the Association for the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting. The seminar will take place October 13 and 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Previous seminars have been a tremendous success, drawing hundreds of representatives from small and large businesses as well as from government.

New Director Brings Acquisition, Management Expertise to Small Business Programs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On April 20, Mr. Tommy Marks, formerly the Executive Director for Acquisition Services, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement became the new director, Army OSBP.

FY14 Army Set-aside Utilization by Socioeconomic Category

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How prevalent is the use of set-asides in Army small business contracting? How do the socioeconomic programs compare in their reliance on contracts set aside for them?

Army receives 2015 Champions of Veteran Enterprise Award at Veteran Entrepreneur Event

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Recognizing the Army’s efforts at utilizing service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOSBs) in contracting during fiscal year (FY) 2014, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) presented the Army, as well as several Army buying commands, with Champions of Veteran Enterprise awards on 9 June, during the annual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) in Norfolk, VA.

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.