About Air Force Small Business

About Air Force Small Business

The Secretary of the Air Force/Small Business (SAF/SB) has overall responsibility for directing, managing, measuring and overseeing the execution of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Air Force. To help ensure the Air Force derives the best possible value from its acquisition activities, the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs works to transform, modernize and promote successful practices with respect to engaging small businesses.

Small Businesses Bring Great Value to the Air Force Everyday

By being responsive to the mission, by being innovative, and by being flexible in ways that cannot be matched by large enterprises, small businesses are critical partners. The Air Force Office of Small Business Programs works to champion solutions for Airmen that cannot be realized through any other means in the marketplace.

We Reach Beyond Government-Mandated Goals

The mission of Air Force Small Business is to create and deliver strategies that bring innovative, agile and efficient small business solutions to the Air Force to fly, fight and win… in air, space and cyberspace. Our vision is to reach beyond government-mandated statistical goals to make small business the solution of choice when meeting the needs of Air Force mission requirements.To learn more about our organization, its mission, vision, leadership and strategies, please visit the following resources:

Leadership

Our leadership is attuned to small business needs. We're organized to use policy, programs, strategy, assistance and operations to ensure the Air Force benefits from all that small business have to offer to meet mission requirements. 

Dedicated to Increasing Small Business Participation

Director Valerie Muck is committed to ensuring small business participation in meeting Air Force requirements. Our entire leadership team is dedicated to increasing small business participation in the acquisition process for vital reasons. 

The Air Force Looks Forward to Doing Business With You

Our outreach to the small business community increases the number of innovative suppliers in the industrial base, which increases the government's access to new solutions and technologies that would not be available without your participation. We thank you for your interest in serving the needs of the Air Force, and we look forward to doing business with you.

 

Director
Mrs. Valerie Muck

Small Business Continuous Process Improvement

The Air Force Small Business Continuous Process Improvement is designed to (1) stop the decline in small business utilization in FY12, and (2) in FY13, begin to reverse the decline in small business prime contract procurements, and to significantly increase small business subcontracting opportunities. The United States Congress, the DoD and the USAF require, through laws and regulations, that small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as prime contractors, and that where no prime contract opportunities exist, to have maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors.