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Direct Access Program (DAP) Virtual Information Session Inside the Coach's Corner

Direct Access Program (DAP) 

Recorded Virtual Information Session

  Back by Popular Demand  

Inside the Coach's Corner  

 " Small Business Strategies "  

Recorded session for on demand viewing 

Monday, September 18th - Friday, September 29, 2023

Huddle up with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Direct Access Program (DAP) for a virtual information session.  This session is designed to assist small businesses in increasing their probability of having better interactions with Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs).

To access the session recording, click the link below:

The recording access password is: 3Rxn6Ju?

By participating in this event, attendees will:

   •  Gain industry insider tips on navigating the Federal VA space

   •  Hear from key players from the OSDBU Resource Network


If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at or by phone at (202) 461-4694.


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