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Learn, Train, Lead: Army Small Business Personnel Attend Professional Training

Sixty-six Army small business professionals from around the country participated in a three-day professional training event May 20-22 in Alexandria, Va. The theme was "Learn, Train, Lead" and topics included the Federal Acquisition Regulation rule-making process; Small Business Administration Surveillance Reviews; The Federal Procurement Data System; and how to plan conferences and outreach events.

Army Small Business Performance Changes by Industry Area

Army small business achievement has grown from 26.39 percent in FY2012 to 27.38 percent in FY2013; a total of about one percent. Below is a breakdown of the changes in small business achievement by industry area, as defined by the 16 Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) portfolio groups (http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ss/taxonomy.html).

Senior Leader Interview: LTG William N. (Bill) Phillips, a Champion for Army Small Business Utilization, Retires

LTG William (Bill) Phillips, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics and Technology) retired on April 4. In honor of his illustrious career and exemplary support of small business, Army OSBP reprints the interview conducted with him in June 2011.

LTG William N. (Bill) Phillips became the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics and Technology) and Director, Acquisition Career Management on 1 February 2010.

Commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1976, LTG Phillips later completed Airborne, Air Assault, and Aviator training. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Master of Science degree in Procurement and Materials Management from Webster University, Masters Degree in Personnel Management from Troy State University, and Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Defense Systems Management College, and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Army Bids Farewell to the 30th Undersecretary of the Army, Honorable Joseph W. Westphal

On April 14,2014, the Secretary of the Army, The Honorable John M. McHugh hosted a farewell Ceremony for Dr. Joseph W. Westphal. Dr. Westphal served as the 30th Undersecretary of the Army from September 2009-March 2014. He has had a distinguished career of service in both academia and government. In 2001 he served as the Acting Secretary of the Army and earlier he served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works from 1998 to 2001. In March 2014, Dr. Westphal was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Director’s Message: Celebrating the contributions of African-Americans and Women

February and March are great months to pause from the rigor of everyday responsibilities to celebrate Black History and Women’s History Month. While we attempt to celebrate the respective accomplishments every day, the special emphasis takes place during these two months. It is well known that women and African-Americans contribute significantly to the success of the Army and this great Nation through military service and entrepreneurship.

Army OSBP Director Honored as ‘Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment’

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 1, 2014) -- The Department of Defense honored three women yesterday, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values.

Ms. Tracey Pinson, Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs; Sexual Assault Prevention advocate SPC Natasha Schuette; and World War II Army veteran Ms. Alyce Dixon, were recognized at the Pentagon on the final day of Women’s History Month.

Each honoree received a Lifetime Achievement “Women of Character, Courage and Commitment” award, and a Women’s History Month certificate of appreciation.

FY13 Army Small Business Spend by Industry Area

Below is a chart that breaks down the $17.4 billion Army spent with small businesses in FY13 by industry area.

Services make up 78 percent of Army small business spending while Supplies and Equipment make up 22 percent. The top three industry areas (Facility Related Services, Knowledge Based Services, Construction Services) account for close to 60% of total Army small business spending.

For further information on how these categories are defined, please see the DoD Portfolio Taxonomy (www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ss/taxonomy.html).

Army OSBP Welcomes New Program Manager for Subcontracting and Mentor-Protégé Programs

Ms. Pamela Monroe assumed her new role as Program Manager, Army Subcontracting and Mentor-Protégé Programs, in November 2013. Prior to joining the Headquarters Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), she was the Assistant Director for the Army Contracting Command National Capital Region (ACC-NCR) OSBP from June 2003 to July 2013. As the Assistant Director, she was the principal advisor to the ACC-NCR Executive Director, the Headquarters Department of Army OSBP, the Headquarters ACC-OSPB, and the Small Business Administration on small business matters.

Army Small Business Forum at the AUSA Annual Meeting - Presentations and Photos

Please find below the links to the speaker presentations (PDF format) and photos from the Army Small Business Forum at the AUSA Annual Meeting. Please click on the name of the speaker to download his/her presentation.

 

Presentations

October 21, 2013

October 22, 2013

  • Ms. Gloria Pualani, Corporate Director, Socio-Economic Business Programs/Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation

October 23, 2013

Army OSBP to Host Small Business Forum at the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting

OCTOBER 21-23, 2013 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Conference Room 201, Washington, DC

For the first time during the AUSA Annual Meeting, there will be a Small Business Forum providing a series of educational sessions dedicated to helping the small business community successfully do business with the Army as well as with large Army prime contractors.

The 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting is scheduled for 21 – 23 October at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The Small Business Forum will be hosted by the Army Office of Small Business Programs.

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