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The mission of the SAME Small Business Community of interest is to promote the role and relevance of small business in SAME through outreach, training, opportunity and recognition.

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2020 Small Business Awards are now Open

Deadline to submit nominations: October 2, 2020

Submit a Nomination



Importance of Small Businesses
Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.

The SAME Small Business Community of Interest (COI) is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships.

If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Community activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business COI Steering Committee, please e-mail with your contact info to Mario Burgos and Ann McLeod.

Objectives of the Small Business Council

  • Inform SAME of technical programs of interest to small business members
  • Provide opportunities to meet with key military decision makers
  • Represent small business interests on select SAME national committees
  • Keep members informed on small business regulations and legislation
  • Provide opportunities to highlight small business success stories and lessons learned

COI Leadership

Mario Burgos 
Burgos Group

Steering Committee

SBC Organization Chart


  • NEW Benefit for Sustaining Member Companies!  The SB COI is pleased to announce that discounts are available with two of the premier government data intelligence providers - FedMine and GovWinIQ!  You must be an SAME Sustaining Member Company to obtain the discount.
  • The SAME 2020 Small Business Conference is going virtual due to continued concerns with COVID and mass gatherings.  The virtual event will take place November 4-6.  Stay tuned to for updates!

Education Opportunities

Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

As NASA continues to innovate in the space exploration, scientific and research industries, small businesses will be critical to its success.

Join NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and other agency organizations for an in-depth look at what it takes to work with NASA. This virtual event will feature guest speakers and matchmaking with NASA and its primes. Together, our presenters will discuss best practices for navigating the Federal procurement process, as well as specific industries, products and services NASA is currently looking to work with.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the overall NASA small business program.

If your company or university is interested in working with NASA, this is the virtual event for you!

Learn more about the event and register


“SAME is the perfect organization for A/E/C small businesses to meet with, learn from, and network with federal agencies and government contractors. Unlike many organizations, there is a true sense of camaraderie, service, and authenticity.”

–Joseph Dominguez, Director of Government & Military Business Development, ATAS International Inc.