The Navy’s supply command fosters an award-winning small business program

Mentor-protégé arrangements between large and small contractors have proven effective in helping primes — and the government itself — reach their annual small business goals. The yearly Nunn-Perry Awards honor Defense Department mentor-protégé setups that have been notably effective. One of this year’s three awards went to the Naval Supply Systems Command. Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with NAVSUP’s director of small business, Chris Espenshade.