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Mentor Protégé Program
Lockheed Martin is committed to the development of small businesses through the Mentor Protégé Program. Through this federal program, Lockheed Martin seeks to establish successful long-term relationships with eligible small business concerns. The Mentor Protégé Program is a Government outreach program designed to encourage large defense contractors to develop technical and business capabilities of small disadvantaged businesses to enable them to compete more effectively for defense-related work. To learn more about how Lockheed Martin participates in the Mentor Protégé Program, click here.
Indian Incentives Program
Lockheed Martin is committed to the development of Native American and Indian-owned small businesses through the Indian Incentives Program. The Department of Defense Indian Incentive Program applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation programs seeking reimbursement on open DoD contracts and subcontracts exceeding $550,000 for procurements placed with federally recognized Indian-owned suppliers. To learn more about how Lockheed Martin participates in the Indian Incentives Program, click here.
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs
Lockheed Martin is an active supporter of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These are Federal programs designed to fund small businesses to conduct research and develop emerging technology. Whether working as a subcontractor or a technology mentor, Lockheed Martin provides small businesses with various assistance during different phases of their SBIR/STTR projects; including supporting technology requirements, evaluation, co-development, and insertion into larger systems. To learn more about how Lockheed Martin participates in the SBIR/STTR programs, click here.
Lockheed Martin is a proud supporter of the AbilityOne Program, a federal initiative to help people who are blind or severely disabled find employment by working for nonprofit agencies that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government. In 1938, Congress created the program to enable agencies serving people who were blind to sell products to the federal government. By 1971, the original Act was amended to permit people with other severe disabilities to also benefit. In the United States in 2007, barely one-third of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities are employed. Almost half of those with college degrees are unemployed. To learn more about how Lockheed Martin participates in the AbilityOne Program, click here.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions
Lockheed Martin Corporation is assisting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Institutions (MIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) through subcontracting opportunities, technology transfer, cooperative education programs, and other collaborative initiatives. These initiatives assist us in meeting our DoD goals and allow our scientist and engineers to advance new technology. To learn more about how Lockheed Martin partners with HBCU/MIs, click here.