Federal agencies' mentor-protégé programs to be managed by SBA

01/9/2013 | Federal Computer Week

The Small Business Administration soon will oversee the mentor-protégé programs run by federal agencies. Regulations will lay out rules regarding factors such as the duration of mentor-protégé relationships, as well as whether such relationships may affect a business' size status. "SBA looks forward to working with our stakeholders, including other federal agencies, over the coming months to write and implement new regulations for the mentor-protégé program," according to an SBA spokesman. NASBP supported specific provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was recently signed into law by President Barack Obama and provides that the SBA administrator oversee the 13 federal agencies that have mentor-protégé programs.

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