FY 13 NDAA Enacted, Contracting Reforms Included

January 9, 2013

pic-contractingOn January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a number of NSBA-supported provisions beneficial to America’s small business community.

The new law contains language, including, but not limited to, provisions that will: direct agencies to hold the relevant senior executives accountable for meeting small-business goals; increase transparency and accountability to ensure small-business contracts are actually benefitting those small businesses for which the contracts are set-aside; and elevate the reporting of the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization within each agency by requiring direct reporting to the head of the agency.

NSBA would like to thank both Members and their staffs for their tireless efforts to improve small-business contracting and looks forward to working with them in the future to further enhance our federal contracting system.

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