U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs

U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs Army OSBP is an integral part of the Army team committed to helping small businesses and America's Army meet the challenges of this century.
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Our goal is to establish the Army as the premier organization for the promotion of and assistance to Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs), Service-Disabled/Veteran-Owned Small Business and HUBZone Small Business.

Operating as usual

In case you ever wondered what "#WOSB" or "#SDVOSB" stood for,  here is an explanation. Do you fall into one of the cate...
09/01/2021

In case you ever wondered what "#WOSB" or "#SDVOSB" stood for, here is an explanation. Do you fall into one of the categories? If so, visit us at osbp.army.mil. #contracting101

In case you ever wondered what "#WOSB" or "#SDVOSB" stood for, here is an explanation. Do you fall into one of the categories? If so, visit us at osbp.army.mil. #contracting101

Several #smallbusinesses have embraced the new normal and exploited the changing market conditions to find new avenues o...
09/01/2021
Council Post: Small-Business Adaptations That Could Last Post-Pandemic

Several #smallbusinesses have embraced the new normal and exploited the changing market conditions to find new avenues of revenue. One way to expand your business is to explore new business opportunities through military contracting.

www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2021/08/31/small-business-adaptations-that-could-last-post-pandemic/?sh=6083ab0e3d3f

The adaptations that are most likely to last post-pandemic act like a gateway for business leaders and entrepreneurs to generate leads, target a broader audience and increase their brand visibility.

08/31/2021
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Stay in the loop with the Army Applications Laboratory! Watch out for a new Broad Agency Announcement (#BAA) coming soon from #AAL.

aal.army/get-involved/?utm_campaign=NAPNT&utm_content=177169936&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-64950400

The U.S. Army has issued a large request for proposals (#RFP) covering a broad range of #IT systems and services to supp...
08/31/2021
Army Issues Big RFP For IT To Bolster Network Modernization

The U.S. Army has issued a large request for proposals (#RFP) covering a broad range of #IT systems and services to support the department’s “net-operations/net-centric” capabilities.

The RFP comes as the Army is undertaking a major, multi-year network modernization initiative.

08/30/2021
Registration — Army STTR

#Smallbusinesses: Join Army SBIR STTR Program Sept. 1-2 for Small Business Technology Transfer, (STTR) Virtual Industry Day.

AGENDA: technical Q & A sessions about the topics, proposal and contracting process, as well as networking opportunities.
http://armysttr.com/registration

Registration Select an Event * Prefix Name * First Name Last Name Job Title * Company/Organization name * Zip Code * Email * Website http:// Sector * Army Technical Areas of Interest * Medical Technologies Military Engineering Technologies Manufacturing and Manufacturability Technologies Artificial....

Federal agencies are embracing modern #technology such as #cloudcomputing and #artificialintelligence to transform infor...
08/29/2021
Federal Agencies Invest in Emerging Tech, Cyber Workforce as Part of IT Modernization Push

Federal agencies are embracing modern #technology such as #cloudcomputing and #artificialintelligence to transform information technology systems in the digital age.
www.govconwire.com/2021/08/agencies-invest-in-emerging-tech-cyber-workforce-for-it-modernization-push/

Federal agencies are embracing modern technology such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence to transform information technology systems in the digital age. When Jerry Ma assumed the directorship of emerging technologies in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he vowed to streamline the pro...

A decision by the U.S. Small Business Administration to immediately suspend a requirement for #constructioncontracts is ...
08/28/2021
Policy decision improves ability to include socially, economically disadvantaged small business

A decision by the U.S. Small Business Administration to immediately suspend a requirement for #constructioncontracts is a boon to the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, #Huntsville’s ability to #contract with 8(a) companies.

Policy change helps companies with socially and economically disadvantaged ownership gain equal access to the resources needed to develop competition in the American Federal Procurement Process.

CONGRATULATIONS! For the second year in a row, U.S. Army Materiel Command's  Thaddeus Martin has received a U.S. Departm...
08/27/2021
DOD leadership award recognizes AMC's Small Business efforts

CONGRATULATIONS! For the second year in a row, U.S. Army Materiel Command's Thaddeus Martin has received a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) #SmallBusiness award, recognizing enterprise-wide efforts by AMC’s OSBP to encourage #contracting relationships with the nation’s small businesses.

www.army.mil/article/249776/dod_leadership_award_recognizes_amcs_small_business_efforts

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the second year in a row, Army Materiel Command’s Thaddeus Martin has received a Department of Defense Small Business awar...

REGISTER NOW: Join Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs for the Small Business Directors Panel. This...
08/27/2021

REGISTER NOW: Join Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs for the Small Business Directors Panel. This discussion is scheduled for Thursday, September 2 at 9:00am - 10:00am EDT.

Panelists include Ms. Kim Buehler, Director, Army OSBP
@ArmySmallBiz


Visit the event website: http://navygoldcoast.org.

REGISTER NOW: Join Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs for the Small Business Directors Panel. This discussion is scheduled for Thursday, September 2 at 9:00am - 10:00am EDT.

Panelists include Ms. Kim Buehler, Director, Army OSBP
@ArmySmallBiz


Visit the event website: http://navygoldcoast.org.

Companies have a deadline of 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 24 to get their proposals in for this fourth iteration of the IT Enterpr...
08/27/2021
Army unveils solicitation for $10B IT product contract -- Washington Technology

Companies have a deadline of 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 24 to get their proposals in for this fourth iteration of the IT Enterprise Solutions hardware vehicle, the U.S. Army said. At least 17 awards are planned with the intent to reserve seven for #smallbusinesses.

washingtontechnology.com/articles/2021/08/26/army-ites4h-solicitation-release.aspx

The Army starts the bidding on its $10 billion, multiple-award “ITES-4H” contract for acquiring enterprise IT products.

U.S. Army leaders in charge of #aviation #modernization say they have carved out a realistic, but ambitious schedule to ...
08/27/2021
US Army has flexibility in its path to a future attack recon aircraft, program leaders say

U.S. Army leaders in charge of #aviation #modernization say they have carved out a realistic, but ambitious schedule to move through a competitive development effort and field a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft by 2030.
www.armytimes.com/land/2021/08/26/us-army-has-flexibility-in-its-path-to-a-future-attack-recon-aircraft-program-leaders-say/

Army aviation leaders describe its process to reduce risk while shaping requirements and sticking to an ambitious schedule to field a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft by 2030.

08/26/2021
“This change to the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) program -- our flagship contracting program born out of th...
08/26/2021
SBA Announces Moratorium on Bona Fide Place of Business Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development Program

“This change to the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) program -- our flagship contracting program born out of the Civil Rights movement -- will help #smallbusinesses continue to drive our economic recovery and position themselves at the forefront of our nation’s reimagined economy.”

www.sba.gov/article/2021/aug/26/sba-announces-moratorium-bona-fide-place-business-requirements-8a-business-development-program

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Congratulations! Hooah! Doing the U.S. Army proud at the Tokyo 2020  Olympic Games! NBC Olympics Olimpiadi estive Tokyo ...
08/25/2021
Elizabeth Marks Earns Silver In The 50-Meter Freestyle

Congratulations! Hooah! Doing the U.S. Army proud at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!
NBC Olympics Olimpiadi estive Tokyo 2020 fanpage

www.teamusa.org/News/2021/August/25/Elizabeth-Marks-Earns-Silver-In-The-50-Meter-Freestyle

TOKYO — Winning medals is nothing new for Elizabeth Marks. After all, the three-time Paralympian has a couple to her name. But earning them for a stroke that is not in her wheelhouse is something foreign to her. In Rio, Marks earned gold in the 100-meter breaststroke and bronze in the 4x100-meter ...

Massachusetts' United Aircraft Technologies, Inc. has landed a $1.15 million U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract w...
08/25/2021
Pittsfield aircraft firm receives $1.15 million U.S. Army contract

Massachusetts' United Aircraft Technologies, Inc. has landed a $1.15 million U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract with the
U.S. Army.

www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/pittsfield-aircraft-firm-receives-1-5-million-u-s-army-contract/article_7f23ff52-0518-11ec-9fef-c3cf4618b11f.html
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United Aircraft Technologies, which moved to Pittsfield in November, has received a $1.5 million Department of Defense contract to develop lightweight plastic clamps for two new U.S. Army helicopter models.

The U.S. Army has issued a solicitation for a potential five-year, $1.49 billion contract to procure remote weapon syste...
08/25/2021
Army Seeks Proposals for $1.5B Remote Weapon Systems Procurement IDIQ

The U.S. Army has issued a solicitation for a potential five-year, $1.49 billion contract to procure remote weapon systems mounted on mobile and stationary platforms.

www.govconwire.com/2021/08/army-seeks-proposals-for-1-5b-remote-weapon-systems-procurement-idiq/

The U.S. Army has issued a solicitation for a potential five-year, $1.49 billion contract to procure remote weapon systems mounted on mobile and stationary platforms. The RWS program will enable to service to continue to acquire spare parts, engineering, sustainment and product integration support t...

Today's #contracting101!
08/25/2021

Today's #contracting101!

Today's #contracting101!

Happy Birthday U.S. Army Futures Command!
08/24/2021

Happy Birthday U.S. Army Futures Command!

Happy Birthday U.S. Army Futures Command!

The summit will provide an opportunity for #HUBZone #smallbusinesses to connect and discuss opportunities and build stra...
08/24/2021

The summit will provide an opportunity for #HUBZone #smallbusinesses to connect and discuss opportunities and build strategies to grow their businesses. Agenda and registration available at www.hubzonecouncil.org/HUBZone-Small-Business-Strategic-Summit.

The summit will provide an opportunity for #HUBZone #smallbusinesses to connect and discuss opportunities and build strategies to grow their businesses. Agenda and registration available at www.hubzonecouncil.org/HUBZone-Small-Business-Strategic-Summit.

Join the U.S. Army Applied Small Business Innovation Research (#SBIR) Program virtually on Thursday, August 26, for the ...
08/23/2021
Army SBIR Innovation Summit 1

Join the U.S. Army Applied Small Business Innovation Research (#SBIR) Program virtually on Thursday, August 26, for the first of three, new #ArmySBIR Innovation Summits to learn about the Army Applied SBIR Program and its focus on transparency, efficiency, and rapid decision-making.

www.eventbrite.com/e/army-sbir-innovation-summit-1-tickets-166714101365

Join us for the first of 3 Army SBIR Innovation Summits to hear about the Army's new Applied SBIR Program and resources for small businesses

Vanderbilt University expands U.S. Army partnership, wins first Pathfinder Project award from U.S. Army Futures Command ...
08/23/2021

Vanderbilt University expands U.S. Army partnership, wins first Pathfinder Project award from U.S. Army Futures Command for assistive bionic #exosuit.

news.vanderbilt.edu/2021/08/22/vu-expands-army-partnership-wins-first-pathfinder-project-award-from-army-futures-command-for-assistive-bionic-exosuit/

The U.S. Army wants to develop a high-altitude intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare sensor that can fly above enem...
08/23/2021
US Army wants a high-altitude jammer

The U.S. Army wants to develop a high-altitude intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare sensor that can fly above enemy territory to provide data and potentially jamming or disruption capability. #HELEIOS

The service believes it will need a series of systems to sense and conduct effects across large distances in future battles.

The U.S. Army and U.S. Army Futures Command is getting closer to fielding its Directed Energy-Maneuver Short-Range Air D...
08/20/2021

The U.S. Army and U.S. Army Futures Command is getting closer to fielding its Directed Energy-Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense system, which will be mounted atop a #Stryker infantry carrier vehicle, according to officials.

www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/8/18/army-on-track-to-deliver-first-laser-weapon-prototype-in-2022

The U.S. Army and U.S. Army Futures Command is getting closer to fielding its Directed Energy-Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense system, which will be mounted atop a #Stryker infantry carrier vehicle, according to officials.

www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/8/18/army-on-track-to-deliver-first-laser-weapon-prototype-in-2022

Renewable energy company Ameresco entered a joint venture with Hannah Solar Government Services LLC, a #veteranowned ren...
08/20/2021
Ameresco to mentor veteran-owned small business

Renewable energy company Ameresco entered a joint venture with Hannah Solar Government Services LLC, a #veteranowned renewable energy #smallbusiness. The agreement was made possible through the U.S. Small Business Administration #Mentor #Protégé Program.

Framingham renewable energy company Ameresco entered a joint venture with Hannah Solar Government Services LLC, a veteran-owned renewable energy small business based in South Carolina, according to a Wednesday announcement.

#Smallbusinesses in the U.S. are increasingly integrating #digitaladvertising into their marketing mix, but many of thes...
08/19/2021
Small Business Owners See Value of Digital Advertising But Don’t Always Use It Effectively, Says New Study

#Smallbusinesses in the U.S. are increasingly integrating #digitaladvertising into their marketing mix, but many of these companies aren’t yet reaping the full benefit of their investment.
finance.yahoo.com/news/small-business-owners-see-value-184800619.html

Marketing software leader Ripl offers coaching and content Seattle, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Small businesses in the U.S. are increasingly integrating digital advertising into their marketing mix, but many of these companies aren’t yet reaping the full benefit of their investment, accordi...

The U.S. Army Contracting Command event, supported by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquartered at ...
08/19/2021
Contracting exercise evaluates 414th CSB warfighter support mission

The U.S. Army Contracting Command event, supported by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, was held from Aug. 9-13.

VICENZA, Italy (Aug. 10, 2021) – While COVID-19 has affected many things worldwide since early 2020, the need for Soldiers to train remained, to include...

Wednesday means another edition of #contracting101!
08/18/2021

Wednesday means another edition of #contracting101!

Wednesday means another edition of #contracting101!

#Smallbusinessowners : Is your company is located in a designated historically underutilized business zone?  It may be e...
08/17/2021
HUBZone program

#Smallbusinessowners : Is your company is located in a designated historically underutilized business
zone? It may be eligible for set-aside government contracts! Explore the #HUBZone map: www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/hubzone-program.

The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.

U.S. Small Business Administration issued 14 grant awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations in 13 states as part o...
08/17/2021
SBA Awards $2.7M in Grants to 14 Women’s Business Centers

U.S. Small Business Administration issued 14 grant awards of up to $200,000 each to organizations in 13 states as part of the Women’s Business Centers (#WBC) Resiliency and Recovery Demonstration Grant under the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). #wosb

Funding Aims to Help Improve Innovative Projects Aiding Women-owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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106 Army Pentagon, Room 3B514
Washington D.C., DC
20310-0106

General information

Mission: Advise the Secretary of the Army and the Army leadership on small business related matters. Spearhead innovative initiatives that contribute to expanding the small business industrial base relevant to the Army mission priorities. Leverage the use of minority serving educational institutions in support of Army Science and Technology Programs.

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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(703) 697-2868

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