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VISION:  Create a culture that looks to small businesses first for innovative, agile, and affordable solutions to meet our warfighter needs.

MISSION:  To maximize small business opportunities within Air Force acquisitions, thereby (a) promoting efficiencies and innovation, (b) fostering competition, and (c) expanding the defense industrial base.

 

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This system is an automated email system that will allow us to efficiently and effectively answer questions you may have. Inquiries can be sent to answerdesk@airforcesmallbiz.org

What's New

 

USAF Small Business Spend By State

Click here to see what the Air Force obligated by state for small businesses.

SAM UPDATE

There are delays to invoice payments due to Electronic Fund Transfer restrictions for new or renewing SAM accounts that are awaiting processing of a notarized letter in response to the recent SAM cyber hack. Additional details can be found HERE

 


MIBP - DoD Procurement Forecasts

The Public DoD forecasting site should provide the full range of Air Force forecasted (1, 2, and 3-years) product and service requirements with an anticipated total awarded value (including options) greater than $5M per contract action regardless of funding appropriation (construction, FMS, services, etc.), based on the best information available. Visit the site HERE

 

AFWERX DC

The Air Force and VT-ARC have collaborated to launch the AFWERX DC Hub. AFWERX DC serves as the key link between the Vegas Innovation Hub and AFWERX Corporate in the Pentagon

AFWERX Vegas

The mission of AFWERX Vegas is to serve the needs of the Air Force by addressing tough challenges. We are a dynamic, tech-curious, committed to scouting and designing innovative solutions to benefit the Air Force

SB Guide for the Facility Clearance Process

What is a Facility Clearance (FCL)? Who can Sponsor a Facility Clearance ? Considering a Joint Venture(JV)? All these questions and more can be answered in the Defense Security Service (DSS) Small Business Guide Facility Clearance Process

 


Small Business Programs


SBIR

DoD’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program invests more than $1 billion each year in small business technology.


WOSB

The Air Force Office of Small Business Programs is committed to providing the most effective and innovative methods of assistance to meet the needs of Women-Owned Small Businesses.
 

MENTOR PROTEGE
           
Eligible small businesses have the ability to develop their qualifications and ability to compete for prime contracts and subcontract awards by partnering with large businesses.

HUBZONE

Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) is an economically distressed area as determined by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

8(a)

A small disadvantaged business is a small firm owned by one or more individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

VOSB

The Air Force Office of Small Business Programs recognizes that U.S. military veterans have provided invaluable service to the nation in times of peace and war.

          

Locate A Small Business Specialist

  Our Small Business Professionals have direct relationships with major commands and bases throughout the country and possess the expertise to help your company identify and respond to every type of procurement opportunity the Air Force offers. You can find all small business specialists on our Locate a Small Business Specialist page by clicking HERE
 

Events

AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:40 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

A unique opportunity to highlight innovative processes, products and solutions.

Small businesses are a gold mine of innovation. Their agility enables them to turn ideas into solutions quickly, change direction at the speed of requirement evolution and tackle unique problems. Join the dialogue that promises to expedite collaboration with large companies and demonstrate small businesses' strength and agility. Be part of solutions that move cutting-edge technologies into the hands of government and industry users faster and more efficiently. Registersponsor and exhibit today.


Technology Tracks


In addition to networking opportunities, the summit includes keynote addresses, panel discussions and several concurrent breakout sessions focused on technologies and processes that promise to be game changers in the near future. Join the conversations about:

Zero Trust Security: How can organizations use this approach to respond to the latest threat vectors? 
5G Networks: What is the U.S. government’s transformation network strategy?  
Artificial Intelligence: How are the public and private sectors utilizing this fast emerging capability and its applications?
Blockchain Technology: How can organizations create closed, more secure information networks?
Agile Development: How can agencies employ agile processes to improve acquisition processes and deliver cutting-edge technologies to its workforce faster?
The New Space Revolution: How is the government creating opportunities for the private sector in the low Earth orbit marketplace?

 

Learn more about AFCEA's vibrant small business community and how you and your company can benefit. 


For more information, tune in to the  Federal News Radio's Amtower Off-Center radio program to learn how professional interactions build trust among companies that leads to new business opportunities.

Owned by Jeffery.Thatcher On Tuesday, July 03, 2018