Every year, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards approximately $1B in contracts to small businesses in Hawaii. The range in products and services vary from professional services to construction to food and produce. There are numerous resources to help small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Defense in Hawaii. For a list of resources, go here.The current government-wide procurement goal stipulates that at least 23 percent of all federal government contracting dollars should be awarded to small businesses. In addition, targeted sub-goals are established for small business categories, including: Women-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and HUBZone. For more information on federal government contracting assistance programs go here.