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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 957-08
November 17, 2008

DoD Announces 2008 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 all contributed to the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program during Fiscal Year 2007.
 
            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.
 
            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 to disabled servicemembers. Among other initiatives, this important program sets a three-percent annual goal for all federal prime contracting and subcontracting.
 
            More information on the SDVOSB program is available at: www.acq.osd.mil/osbp/programs/veterans/index.htm.