Photo of OCBO Director Sanford WilliamsThe Office of Communications Business Opportunities promotes competition and innovation in telecommunications ownership and information services. The office also supports opportunities for small, women-owned, and minority-owned communications businesses.

Sanford S. Williams, Director

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U.S. SBA and General Services Administration (GSA)

U.S. SBA and General Services Administration (GSA) - Will host a “Veteran-Owned Small Business Subcontractor Workshop and Matchmaking Event” on November 8, 2018.

National Minority Enterprise Development Week

U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week on October 14-20, 2018: MED's will host a series of signature sessions, workshops, a government-to-business (G2B) matchmaking event, and an awards ceremony. This year, MBDA has planned a new event focused on the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs—college students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). See

U.S. SBA Resources and Business Partners

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SCORE Association, supported by SBA, is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors.

MMTC Innovative Financing Panel Members

OCBO's Director, Sanford Williams served on the MMTC Innovative Financing Panel at "MMTC Disruption & Opportunity Conference on July 19, 2018".

U.S. SBA Lender Match Connects

The U.S. SBA will lender match small businesses with SBA Approved Lenders

The Health and Human Services Small Business Calendar of Events

The Health and Human Services are sponsoring vendor outreach sessions and other business-related events from across the government.

Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (Auction 903)

The Connect America Fund (CAF) is the FCC's program to expand access to voice and broadband services for areas where they are unavailable. Through CAF Phase II, the FCC provides funding to local telephone companies to subsidize the cost of building new network infrastructure or performing network upgrades to provide voice and broadband service in areas where it is lacking. Moving forward, CAF-II will use competitive bidding to efficiently support the deployment of networks providing both voice and broadband service, thereby expanding broadband availability to millions more unserved Americans.

Kirk Burgee, Deputy Director:
Nathan Eagan, Chief of Staff: