NCUA co-hosting federal contracting event for minority, women business owners

ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 1, 2015) — Minority- and women-owned businesses interested in contracting with the federal government will find valuable information at an upcoming event co-hosted by the National Credit Union Administration, the agency announced today.

The technical assistance event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Arlington Campus Founders Hall, 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia. There is no charge.

The event will offer information and networking sessions to help businesses respond to federal contracting opportunities. The event will include presentations on the basics of government contracting, federal proposal writing and successful collaboration. A complete agenda, registration instructions and other details are available online here.

NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion is partnering on the event with similar offices in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The agencies also are working in collaboration with the Northern Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Established pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion oversees issues related to diversity in management, employment and business activities. The office works to ensure equal opportunities for everyone in NCUA’s workforce, programs and contracts. The office also acts to preserve minority depository institutions and develop standards to assess the diversity policies and practices of credit unions regulated by NCUA.

NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of nearly 100 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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