WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force Director of Small Business Programs Mark Teskey presented Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger the 2014 Secretary of the Air Force Small Business Director’s Beyond Goals Award during a May 20 visit to headquarters here.
This award recognizes outstanding leadership in support of the Air Force Small Business Program. Wolfenbarger was critical to the program’s successes and achievements by increasing small-business contract awards through various initiatives, tools and policies. She demonstrated her commitment to improving the small-business program by directing the reporting of small-business execution as part of the command’s strategic plan. During fiscal year 2014, AFMC achieved $3.7 billion dollars in small-business contracts.
The Secretary of the Air Force Annual Small Business Awards Program recognizes teams and individuals who have contributed significantly to strengthening the industrial base and meeting warfighter needs through an array of small-business capabilities that bring innovation, agility and efficiency.
AFMC managed approximately 65 percent of the Air Force contracts and 46 percent of the Air Force small business prime awards.