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Release No: 1071-04
October 26, 2004

Top Performances Recognized by DoD Small Business Program

Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Michael W. Wynne today announced the presentation of awards recognizing achievements in the Department of Defense Small Business Program for fiscal 2003. Deidre Lee, director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, and Frank Ramos, director of DoDs office of small and disadvantaged business utilization, made the awards during the small business training conference in Temecula, Calif.

The Army received the top award among the military departments and major defense agencies, and the Pentagons Defense Facilities Directorate Contracting Office got the highest award among a field of 18 other defense agencies.

Other military departments and defense agencies recognized were Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Individuals who received awards were Sidney Allison, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; David Grove, Military Sealift Command; and Carol A. Singleton, Brooks City-Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Additional information on DoDs Small Business Program is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/sadbu/ .