For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
For the eighth year in a row, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earned an “A” grade or higher on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard (PDF, 2 pages, 53 KB). For this reporting period, Fiscal Year 2016, the Department earned its second “A+,” the highest score possible.
SBA’s scorecard measures federal agencies’ success in meeting their overall small business contracting goals.
The Department’s small business program is the largest agency to consistently earn an “A” grade or higher on the SBA’s annual scorecard. Last fiscal year, DHS awarded 37 percent of total contracting dollars to small businesses, greatly exceeding the government-wide goal of 23 percent.
Small businesses play a critical role in delivering efficient and innovative solutions to support our mission needs. Partnership with the small business community will continue and the Department remains committed to their participation in the efforts to secure the nation.
For more information about the Department’s small business programs, visit https://www.dhs.gov/small-business-assistance.