MAY 12, 2020

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The Department of Defense (DOD) announced the fiscal year 2019 Nunn-Perry Awards winners today, recognizing excellence in the DOD Mentor Protégé Program.

DOD Mentor Protégé Program participants deliver capabilities across major defense programs in support of the warfighter. Recipients of the Nunn-Perry Award excel in protégé growth and development.

The DOD Mentor Protégé Program was established Nov. 5, 1990, in response to concerns raised by DOD prime contractors regarding their inability to meet Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) subcontracting goals. At the time, many SDBs lacked the technical capabilities to meet DOD subcontract requirements.

Mr. Shannon Jackson, Deputy Director of the Office of Small Business Programs within the Office of Industrial Policy, congratulated the winners and discussed the important collaborative roles that mentors, protégés, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) play in our nation’s small business economy and the defense industrial base. …

Ken Carkhuff (May 2, 2020)

The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) recently commenced their joint Defense Small Business Webinar series partnership. Ms. Amy Murray, Director of the DoD OSBP, was the driving force behind this partnership. When asked about the genesis of this initiative, she stated

“The Defense Small Business Webinar Series was initially launched in response to challenges presented by COVID-19. …

April 27, 2020

The Department of Defense’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), continues to partner with Defense Industrial Base (DIB) small businesses to identify impacts of COVID-19.

OSBP has already held two successful Defense Small Business Webinar Series events in April, on relief efforts available and cybersecurity, and now the third will be “Foreign Investment: tools for small business” which will be held this Wednesday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Interested businesses can join Wednesday’s webinar by clicking here.

“This webinar series has been instrumental in helping identify COVID-19 impacts and solutions in the small business community, especially those in the defense industrial base,” said OSBP’s director, Ms. Amy Murray. “Combined with our daily and weekly engagements and outreach, this webinar series will continue to help provide a consistent flow of information to those who need it most.” …



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