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  • US DOT Small Business IT Industry Day

    US DOT Small Business IT Industry Day

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will host its first Small Business IT Industry Day. This event will target IT firms and provide them the opportunity to network, and increase their knowledge on the procurement aspect within DOT. Activities include a panel where small businesses will listen to experts within the DOT, and other Federal agencies, engage in discussions that will focus on IT challenges being faced by the Federal government, and ways small businesses can help solve those problems. Event participants will also have the opportunity to:
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    DOT RECEIVES “A” RATING FROM SBA FOR TENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

    On June 24th, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Small Business Procurement Scorecard for all agencies reflecting each agency’s contracting accomplishments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
  • FINANCIAL EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS

    FINANCIAL EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS

    The U.S. Department of Transportation will be conducting a series of Financial Education and Outreach events nationwide through our network of Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC). The purpose of these financial education & outreach activities is to share information to increase awareness about finance and debt management, steps required to become more bankable, and assistance in developing plans for intermediate and long-term capital needs.
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    DOT Mentor Protégé Program

    The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved the continuation of DOT’s Mentor Protégé Program until March 2024 pursuant to 13.C.F.R § 125.10. Effective immediately, the Department will be accepting Mentor Protégé Agreement (MPA) proposals. If you are interested to participate in our program or need additional information, please visit the program webpage at /www.transportation.gov/osdbu
  • Women in Transportation Program Success

    Women in Transportation Program Success

    The WITI internship programs is administered through the department's Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRC) which provide resources, technical assistance and outreach to all 50 states and U.S. territories. Each SBTRC is responsible for placing qualified female college students in transportation related internships throughout their regions. The program is designed to increase the participation of women in STEM and the transportation industry to prepare young women to become our nation’s future leaders. This effort helps to create ladders of opportunity and available small business economic competitiveness through careers, internships, strategic partnerships, and education.
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