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  • Memphis Business Journal Michelle Corbet The U.S. Navy’s head of small business development is coming to Memphis to help local businesses land big government contracts. Memphis’ Navy Week will be the first for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, which helps connect small, independent businesses with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps contract opportunities. Thursday, May 11, Emily Harman, director of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will travel from Washington, D.C., to Memphis to lead a two-hour small business development workshop. “If people want to support their country or support the […]

    Navy workshop to help connect local companies with millions in government contracts

    Memphis Business Journal Michelle Corbet The U.S. Navy’s head of small business development is coming to Memphis to help local businesses land big government contracts. Memphis’ Navy Week will be the first for the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, which helps connect small, independent businesses with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps contract opportunities. Thursday, May 11, Emily Harman, director of the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, will travel from Washington, D.C., to Memphis to lead a two-hour small business development workshop. “If people want to support their country or support the […]

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  • The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) held its annual Small Business Forum and Matchmaking Events at the Navy League of the United States Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland April 4-5. “Small businesses will be key contributors as we rebuild and reform our Navy and Marine Corps to meet the demands of the maritime environment, today and in the future. The DON OSBP is committed to fostering a culture that meets these challenges by leveraging Small Business as a strategic advantage,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “These events […]

    DON OSBP Hosts Annual Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space 2017

    The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) held its annual Small Business Forum and Matchmaking Events at the Navy League of the United States Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland April 4-5. “Small businesses will be key contributors as we rebuild and reform our Navy and Marine Corps to meet the demands of the maritime environment, today and in the future. The DON OSBP is committed to fostering a culture that meets these challenges by leveraging Small Business as a strategic advantage,” said Emily Harman, director, DON OSBP. “These events […]

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  • Original Article: Navy Supply Corps Newsletter By: Ms. Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America’s eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for “a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department.” (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical […]

    “Small Business – The First Option for Innovation” By Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP

    Original Article: Navy Supply Corps Newsletter By: Ms. Emily Harman, Director DON OSBP In November 2014, the Secretary of Defense cited America’s eroding dominance in key warfighting areas when calling for “a broad, department-wide initiative to pursue innovative ways to sustain and advance our military superiority for the 21st century and improve business operations throughout the department.” (1) The desire to do business with innovative non-traditional partners was clearly articulated by the creation of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in the Silicon Valley and the strong emphasis Better Buying Power 3.0 places on the need to innovate and achieve technical […]

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  • The Department of Navy Office of Small Business Programs proudly introduced our new Director, Ms. Emily Harman, at the 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event on August 25. Ms. Harman spoke about future strategic planning for the Navy’s Small Business offices and sat down with SBA Administrator, Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet, for a fireside chat to discuss small business and government contracting. Ms. Harman joins the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs after serving 10 years as NAVAIR Associate Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. Prior to this role, Ms. Harman served as a Division Director in the Major Weapons […]

    DoN OSBP Introduces New Director, Emily Harman, at Navy Gold Coast Event

    The Department of Navy Office of Small Business Programs proudly introduced our new Director, Ms. Emily Harman, at the 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event on August 25. Ms. Harman spoke about future strategic planning for the Navy’s Small Business offices and sat down with SBA Administrator, Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet, for a fireside chat to discuss small business and government contracting. Ms. Harman joins the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs after serving 10 years as NAVAIR Associate Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. Prior to this role, Ms. Harman served as a Division Director in the Major Weapons […]

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