WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeks nominations from two veterans service or military organizations to serve on the Interagency Task Force for Veterans Small Business Development (IATF).
The IATF focuses on increasing the number of veteran-owned businesses and the number of Americans – including other veterans – those businesses employ. Through public meetings, the committee gathers input and ideas which range widely in scope, strategy and feasibility.
The SBA Administrator appoints individuals to serve on the IATF with senior-level interagency representatives for a period of two years. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Oct. 14, 2016. Nominations of eligible representatives of veterans service or military organizations must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should include the following information:
- Name and contact information of the individual
- Name and contact information of represented organization (if nominee is representing a veterans service organization (VSO) or military service organization (MSO), or association, a national level endorsement letter is required)
- A description of how the organization supports veteran and service-disabled owned small business issues
The Task Force was established February 14, 2008 by Public Law 110-186. The IATF is chaired by SBA and is comprised of representatives appointed by the SBA Administrator from SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development, the Departments of Defense, Labor, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, the General Services Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and four representatives from veterans service organizations, military organizations, or associations.
Members of the IATF work together to support veterans and service-disabled veteran small businesses by improving access to capital, providing counseling and training and increasing participation in government contracting opportunities. For more information on the IATF, visit https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd/resources/14372.
On Aug. 13, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register revised guidance on individuals who are not eligible to serve on federal advisory committees. In accordance with OMB guidance, the President directed agencies and departments in the Executive Branch not to appoint or re-appoint federally registered lobbyists to advisory committees and other boards and commissions.
For more information about SBA resources for veteran businesses visit www.sba.gov/vets.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
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