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Release No: 1279-07
November 05, 2007

DoD Announces 2007 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Awards

The Department of Defense today will honor several small businesses, defense prime contractors, and DoD acquisition professionals who have contributed to the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program over the past year.
 
The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program is a federal program that was established in 1999, under Public Law 106-50, to foster career opportunities for disabled servicemembers. Among other initiatives, this important program sets a 3 percent annual goal for all federal prime contracting and subcontracting to go to service-disabled veteran-owned companies.
 
The awards will be presented by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology James I. Finley, and Director of Defense Department Small Business Programs Anthony Martoccia, in a ceremony in the Pentagon Conference Center today at 4 p.m. EST.
 
A full list of winners, and more information on the SDVOSB program is available at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/programs/veterans/index.htm .