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Rosa: Now that we have an understanding of the small business operating environment, let'slook at the strategic role of the DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) in DoD acquisitions. Select the Next button to continue.The Office of Small Business ProgramsWithin the Department of Defense (DoD), small business begins with the Department’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP).The DoD OSBP, an arm of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), provides policy and oversight for the Department’s Small Business Programs through the operation of Component (Military Departments and Other Defense Agencies) Small Business Program offices across DoD.Did You Know?TheDoDI 4205.01applies to all DoD activities (see paragraph 2).Enclosure 2, para. 2, covers what DoD expects of its acquisition leaders.Organizational chart showing the OSBP location within DoD. The top block is the Secretary ofDefense. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology, and Logistics (OUSD AT&L) reports to the Secretary of Defense. The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs (DoD OSBP) reports to the OUSD AT&L. DoD OSBP oversees the OSBP military departments, commands, installations and activities and other defense agencies.Vision and MissionSelect vision and mission to learn these two aspects ofOSBP; thenselect Next to continue.Vision:"We are a network of Small Business Professionals with common values, shared knowledge and regular communication who partner with Acquisition Professionals seeking small businesses to fulfill DoD procurement requirements and give our Service Members the competitive advantage."Source:Mission:"We maximize opportunities for small businesses to contribute to national security by providing combat power for our troops and economic power for our nation."Source:Small Business Supports Strategic DoD InitiativesOSBP’s focus on small business utilization in acquisitions supports several key initiatives within DoD, such asBetter Buying Power (BBP).Small business acquisitions contribute
directly to achieving these DoD initiatives and objectives for improved efficiency, increased innovation, and improved tradecraft in the acquisition of services.Image of small businesses with an arrow pointing right to directly to a hand holding money labeled Better Buying Power and another arrow pointing right to the text Improved Efficiency, Increased Innovation, and Improved in theAcquisition of Services.Small Business Programs and InitiativesTo achieve the DoD objectives for improved efficiency, increased innovation, and improved tradecraft in the acquisition of services, DoD uses a variety of Small Business Programs to support DoD’s missions, which in turn ensures compliance with national policy to maximize opportunities for small businesses.