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NCO7/VISN7 in Collaboration with OSDBU/DAP & SOC Virtual Information Session

NCO7/VISN 7 in Collaboration with OSDBU/Direct Access Program (DAP) & Strategic Outreach & Communications Virtual Information Session

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex

Virtual Session Recording
To access the session recording, click the link below.

The recording access password is: YdwDiQ$7

Recording Link:

Session Presentation: Presentation - NCO7-VISN7 VBOS - March2022 - Final.pdf

By special request, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (VA OSDBU) will conduct a small business outreach event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) in the Newton County GA area. VA OSDBU directorates co-hosting this event with the Veteran Services Office of Newton County GA are the Direct Access Program (DAP) and Strategic Outreach and Communication (SOC).  Attendees will receive the following information from the DAP and SOC staff:

  • An explanation of the DAP and how the directorate supports VOSBs
  • An overview of the activities that occur at a DAP event
  • The business development services VOSBs can access
  • An explanation of how the small business support services help entrepreneurs

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by email at or by phone at 202 461 4694.


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