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This APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.
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 Virginia MBDA Business Center helps Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) gain greater access to contracts, markets and capital in the federal government. Their mission is to aid, counsel, and assist MBE’s create jobs and generate revenues to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The Virginia MBDA Business Center delivers strategic business consulting and technical assistance programs to help develop sustainable and financially stronger minority business enterprises.
This site, powered by the Department of Defense, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), offers training in some key areas of security. CDSE provides diverse security courses and products to DOD personnel, DOD contractors, employees of other federal agencies, and selected foreign governments. Training is presented through a variety of learning platforms and is streamlined to meet performance requirements and accommodate the busy schedules of today’s students.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a “do once, use many times” framework that saves cost, time, and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments.