Follow this link to skip to                                      the main content


Text Size

Marta R. Metelko
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1642)

April 22, 2004
RELEASE : 04-139
NASA Sets Agency Record For Awarding Contracts
NASA has been very successful in incorporating women-owned small businesses into contracting efforts. The agency continues to annually increase awards to women-owned small businesses.

"NASA has nearly quadrupled its total contract dollars to women-owned business from $219 million in FY 1992 to $743 million in FY 2002," said Ralph C. Thomas, III, Assistant Administrator for NASA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

The OSDBU recently issued a publication highlighting examples of the many outstanding women-owned businesses that have contributed to the space program. The publication is entitled "Women Contractors at NASA: Selected Profiles of Women-Owned Small Businesses." It is a collection of profiles illustrating the diverse and important work performed by women-owned contractors as well as the outstanding women leading the companies.

For more information about OSDBU and to view "Women Contractors at NASA" on the Internet, visit:

For information about NASA and agency programs on the Internet, visit:


- end -

text-only version of this release

NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending a blank e-mail message to To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a blank e-mail message to

Back to NASA Newsroom | Back to NASA Homepage