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SBA Contracting Chief Named

Fay Ott, a senior manager at the agency, will lead efforts to meet federal small-business contracting goals.
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The Small Business Administration this week named a former senior manager to lead efforts to meet federal small-business contracting goals and enforce size standards.

Fay Ott, who as a senior advisor has reviewed policy and budgets at the agency since 2004, becomes the SBA's associate administrator for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

The job includes helping federal agencies meet their small-business contracting goals, which have fallen short in recent years.

She will also oversee efforts to ensure federal contracts set aside for small business aren't being awarded to large firms as the result of miscoding. Critics have accused the agency of being too soft on contract miscoding, which has led to government small-business contracts going to Microsoft, Coca-Cola and other corporations.

"Fay is a key member of our leadership team and her deep knowledge of SBA's contracting programs will advance our goals to increase small-business access to federal contracts," SBA Administrator Steven Preston said in a statement.




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