In April 2013, WIPP, American Express, and the SBA launched ChallengeHER to deliver free workshops, mentoring, and direct access to government buyers. ChallengeHER is a national initiative to boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses with a special focus on the Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. They hold many events with free entry, but space is limited and registration is required.
The National CyberWatch Center is a consortium of higher education institutions, public and private schools, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.
The OSDBU Council is an informal organization of Federal small business program officials that exchanges and discusses information on acquisition methods, issues and strategies; small business program initiatives and processes; and small business related outreach events. This interaction enables respective agencies to increase their utilization of small businesses as prime and subcontractors to meet their annual requirements for goods and services.
The OSDBU Council is led by the Directors of the Federal OSDBUs who individually work closely with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Heads of Contracting for each agency along with stakeholders in the implementation and execution of the Federal small business contracting programs.
The OSDBU Council hosts monthly meetings with agencies rotating as hosts. Contact information for each OSDBU council member is on the Members page.