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SBA to Target Women-Owned Contractors for New Campaign; Marie Johns Comments

Marie Jones
Marie Jones

The Small Business Administration has launched a new effort intended to help women-owned contracting companies compete for more business in the federal government, GovExec reports.

Charles Clark writes the initiative comes nearly four months after the signing of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language to lift the maximum amount of contracts women-owned businesses can compete for under the women-owned business preference.

Marie Johns, an SBA deputy administrator, told an agency luncheon Tuesday SBA intends to connect women-owned small businesses with leaders and opportunities at federal agencies and in local communities.

The federal government awards $100 billion per year in contracts to small businesses, Clark writes.

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