SBA program helps agencies meet contracting goals

Friday - 7/1/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Bill Elmore, deputy associate administrator, SBA

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Agencies are looking for ways to meet their small business contracting goals.

The Small Business Administration has entered the fourth year of a program to help people with connections to the military start or expand businesses. They've loaned more than $500 million.

Bill Elmore is the SBA's deputy associate administrator for the veterans office of business development. He told Federal News Radio how the Patriot Express program works.