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The Federal Aviation Administration recently unveiled a new pilot program designed to broaden the agency’s contractor base by encouraging prime contractors to mentor economically disadvantaged small businesses.
The three-year Mentor-Protege program’s aim is to enhance the capabilities of qualified small businesses to work on high-tech FAA contracts or subcontracts. The program will invite FAA prime contractors to assist or partner with economically disadvantaged small businesses, historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions and women-owned small businesses.
“The Mentor Protege effort will tap their entrepreneurial talent and give us new ways to serve the aviation community,” says George Donohue, FAA associate administrator for research and acquisitions.
For more information, contact the FAA at 202-267-3484.