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1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lance McEntire of Dugway Proving Ground's (DPG) Special Programs Division explains the varied defense testing conducted. Jonnie Wilkinson of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, listens d... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A video explaining Dugway Proving Ground's (DPG) missions, capabilities and facilities brought rapt attention during the March 21, 2019 Mission and Installation Contracting Command Vendor Fair. Approximately 85 small business owners and representativ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Small Business Vendor Fair March 21, 2019 at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah.
The event invited small business owners and representatives to DPG to learn about government contracts and how to obta... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
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4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Angela Arwood-Gallegos, Small Business Professional from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command speaks with Reid Tanner of DSB Construction of American Fork, Utah. Approximately 85 owners and representatives of Utah small businesses attende... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Angela Arwood-Gallegos, a Small Business Professional with the MICC Office of Small Business Programs, speaks with an exhibitor at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, during its March 21 Small Business Vendors Fair.
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The number of attendees was capped at 80, but an estimated 85 attended -- attesting to the event's popularity. The cap was necessary because Dugway lacks a facility for a larger event, said Angela Arwood-Gallegos, Small Business Professional with the Office of Small Business Programs MICC.

Jim Keetch, director of the Dugway MICC office, welcomed the guests and drew chuckles when he said, "Keep in mind, just because you're here doesn't give you the secret recipe to a government contract."

Arwood-Gallegos said, "Utah has a very healthy small business industry." Her office must maintain an outreach program to inform small businesses regularly. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Small Business Administration -- represented at the Dugway fair, also host or attend similar events.

All small business owners seeking government contracts should begin their search at the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov, Arwood-Gallegos said. Here, they learn the specifics of government city, county, state and federal contracts with small businesses.

For more information on small business contract opportunities at Dugway Proving Ground, email Jim Keetch at alfred.j.keetch.civ@mail.mil or Angela Arwood-Gallegos at angela.r.arwood.civ@mail.mil

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