Rep. Steve ChabotÂ (R-Ohio) has said contracting reforms in theÂ National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016 works toÂ open opportunities for small businesses to compete forÂ defense contracts.
Chabot wrote in aÂ guestÂ piece for Defense News published MondayÂ that the 28 million small businesses in the U.S. can help supply warfighter needs amid defense budget cuts.
TheÂ chairman of the House Small Business Committee added that the 2016Â NDAA incorporatedÂ bipartisan contracting bills that were introduced this year, including measures to support small businesses.
The measures work to updateÂ the Small Business Act, supportÂ small business advocates within federal agencies, open subcontracting and potential prime contract opportunities for small businesses and aid coordination between theÂ Small Business AdministrationÂ and Defense DepartmentÂ mentor-protege programs, Chabot wrote.
He saidÂ the 2016 NDAA also aims toÂ advocateÂ integrity and accountability in small business programs.