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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.

Army OSBP Participates in the Northern Virginia B2G Matching Conference

Army OSBP personnel participated in the first annual Northern Virginia Business-to-Government (B2G) Conference & Expo hosted by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce on the June 6, 2013. This event provided small businesses with one-on-one meetings with major federal agencies and prime contractors. Mr. Antonio Doss, Washington Area District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration was the keynote speaker.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for its members and

Beware of Companies Charging for System for Award Management Registration

Registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) is the first step in doing business with the federal government. Registration is completed at the official SAM website, https://www.sam.gov/, and is free of charge.

Some websites are offering to register companies in SAM for a substantial fee. These commercial websites are appearing above the official SAM website in such Google searches as "government contractor registration" and their designs appear to mimic official government websites.

The official SAM website contains an extensive help section for registering your company.

Army Contracting January Workshop

The Army Contracting Command (ACC) Office of Small Business Programs regularly conducts training workshops for local small businesses interested in learning how to do business with ACC and the Army.

During the workshop, Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks stopped by to meet the attendees. Congressman Brooks discussed his support of local small business owners and took questions from the audience.

The January workshop focused on two topics: recent changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program and social media for small business.

The first

Honoring Ms. Suellen Jeffress – Deputy Director retires from Army Office of Small Business Programs

On 3 January 2013, Ms. Suellen Jeffress retired as Deputy Director of the Army Office of Small Business Programs after serving 34 years of honorable federal civil service. Over the last two years Ms. Jeffress served as Deputy Director of the Office making sure that all of the Director’s goals and assignments were carried out.

In her capacity as Deputy Director, Ms. Jeffress was responsible for assisting the Director in establishing Policies and Procedures, and performing oversight necessary to implement statutory requirements related to the small business program.

Under Secretary Westphal, OSBP Personnel Participate in Tennessee Valley Industry Small Business Conference Featuring Army Materiel Command

Army leaders including Dr. Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army; GEN Dennis Via, AMC Commanding General; and Ms. Tracey Pinson, OSBP Director, spoke at the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Materiel Enterprise Small Business Conference Nov. 14-15 in Huntsville, AL.

The conference, which was attended by more than 300 businesses from 31 different states, showcased AMC small business opportunities and provided valuable guidance on contracting with AMC, the Army, and the federal government in general.

GEN Via gave an overview on the future of small

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