The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to boost the role of small businesses in military contracting by increasing their presence during acquisition planning; reducing improper contract bundling to keep projects within reach of small companies; and removing a $3 million contracting limit on women-owned small businesses. Congress also has called for an independent assessment of the military's contractor base, with the goal of using a broader range of businesses to boost competition. President Barack Obama signed the defense bill this week.

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