SBA working to reform category management, reverse decline in small business contractors

The federal government has been meeting its overall goals for awarding contracts to small businesses, but it’s falling short with those qualifying for socioeconomic set-asides. It regularly misses its targets for women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and HUBzone small businesses. And it’s pool of small business contractors is shrinking. But the Small Business Administration told the House Small business committee in a recent hearing that it’s looking to turn that around.