The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earned its third “A+” score on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard for this reporting period. This is the Department’s ninth year in a row to receive an “A+” or higher, according to a statement released by DHS.
The SBA’s scorecard measures federal agencies’ success in meeting their small-business contracting goals.
According to DHS, the department’s small-business program is the largest agency to consistently earn an “A” grade or higher on the annual scorecard. Last fiscal year, DHS awarded 34.75 percent of total contracting dollars to small business. This is compared to the government-wide goal of 23 percent.
More information about the department’s small-business programs can be found here.