Useful Links

The following list of resources provides information concerning small business programs and free government websites that support opportunity research and marketing.

Small Business Resources

The following resources may be useful for starting or running a business, accessing government programs, business tools and a myriad of resources small businesses can use for government contracting support, especially in the federal government arena. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by General Dynamics.

Small Business Administration

Contains a vast amount of information and links to small business information.

The official business link to the U.S. government. Contains a wealth of information for business owners, ranging from doing business with the federal government to business plans, state and local, etc.


Information on small business programs including links to other Department of Defense and federal agency small business pages.

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) (Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council)

Contains a vast number of federal sites that have information on small business programs, contracts and acquisition information, directories, etc.

Center for Veterans Enterprise

The Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise provides assistance to veteran-owned businesses. This web portal contains links to useful resources and information.


U.S. government official web portal that contains information for businesses and links to government statistics, small business offices and many other links of interest for doing business with the government.

Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program

Resources to George Mason University's Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program. This site has links to procurement technical assistance centers across the U.S.

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers are located throughout the U.S. and can provide assistance to small businesses in marketing products and services to the federal, state and local governments.

Business Utility Zone Gateway (BUZGate)

BUZGate is a resource portal for start-up, small and medium-sized businesses that contains a variety of information and links related to small business on federal, state and local levels including links to small business development centers located throughout the U.S.

NAICS Codes (North American Industrial Classification System)

Provides information on size standards related to North American Industrial Classification System codes.

SBA Government Contracting Classroom

Selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies.

Government Business Research Resources

The resources below can help companies in researching government data and doing market research to support business and marketing plans, allowing companies to be opportunity-driven and better understanding where future opportunities in government contracting exist. These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent endorsement by General Dynamics.

Acquisition Central

Website for the federal acquisition community and the government's business partners. From this site you can access shared systems and tools to help you conduct business efficiently. It also provides a wealth of acquisition information including links to Federal Acquisition Regulation, FedBizOpps, Performance-Based Acquisition and a multitude of others.

Created by OMB Watch, this site is a free, searchable database of federal government spending. With over $14 trillion in federal spending, this tool allows you to research contracts and companies that receive them, in addition to other data sources related to government spending.

Federal Forecasting

This website provides a listing of agency procurement forecasts.

Federal Interagency Databases Online

Provides advance acquisition planning information.

Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS)

The FPDS provides access to federal government spending patterns and contract actions.

Provides access to government contract, grant and other award data.

FedBizOpps – Federal Business Opportunities

FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. This website allows you to research past government procurement trends and future opportunities.


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