Opportunities for small businesses continue to grow as the Department of Defense (DoD) released a proposed rule of changes to its current, pilot mentor-protégé program. The proposed rule, released on Friday, September 23, comes just one month after the Small Business Administration's (SBA) final rule establishing a government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns. While the DoD's proposal is not as expansive as the changes within the SBA's mentor-protégé program, it will likely further increase small business contracting opportunities within the federal marketplace. This post, along with the comparison chart below, highlight some of the similarities and differences between the programs.
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