AbilityOne Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) strongly supports the AbilityOne Program. The mission of the AbilityOne Program is to help people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment through nonprofit agencies that contract with the Federal Government. DoD is the largest customer of this program, providing the opportunity for thousands of people with disabilities to contribute to the DoD mission and earn a paycheck. The regulations for purchasing goods and services from the AbilityOne Program may be found in FAR Subpart 8.7. The documents below provide the latest policy and information on the AbilityOne Program, regulations, and points of contact.

Secretary of Defense Message

PDF DocumentSecretary of Defense Remarks Delivered at the 36th Annual DoD Disability Awards Ceremony (October 4, 2016)

PDF DocumentSecretary of Defense Message for National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month and the 34th Annual DoD Disability Awards Ceremony (signed October 30, 2014)

PDF DocumentDepartment of Defense Human Goals Charter (signed April 28, 2014)

Deputy Secretary of Defense Message

PDF DocumentDeputy Secretary of Defense Message for National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (signed October 20, 2009)

AT&L Hosts AbilityOne Program Recognition Ceremony
(October 20, 2009)

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

PDF DocumentActing Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness DoD 2016 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance (signed October 3, 2016)

White House Communications

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation, 2016 (President Obama signed September 30, 2016)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation, 2015 (President Obama signed September 30, 2015)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation 2014 (President Obama signed September 30, 2014)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation 2013 (President Obama signed September 30, 2013)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation 2012 (President Obama signed October 1, 2012)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation 2011 (President Obama signed October 3, 2011)

PDF DocumentAnniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, 2010, Proclamation (President Obama signed July 26, 2010)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation, 2009 (signed September 30, 2009)

PDF DocumentAnniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2009
(signed July 24, 2009)

PDF DocumentFederal Support for the AbilityOne Program (President signed February 11, 2008)

Acquisition Policy Memorandums

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month
(Director, DPAP, signed October 28, 2016)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month
(Director, DPAP, signed October 30, 2015)

PDF DocumentNational Disabilities Employment Awareness Month
(USD/AT&L signed October 31, 2014)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month
(USD/AT&L signed October 18, 2013)

PDF DocumentAbilityOne Base Supply Center Program
(DPAP Signed July 26, 2013)

PDF DocumentNational Disability Employment Awareness Month
(DPAP Signed October 9, 2012)

PDF DocumentIncreasing Contracting Opportunities with the AbilityOne Program
(DPAP signed July 12, 2012)

PDF DocumentIncreasing Contracting Opportunities with the AbilityOne Program (DPAP signed August 27, 2008)

PDF DocumentSupport for the AbilityOne Program (AT&L signed March 24, 2008)

PDF DocumentAbilityOne Program Events at the Pentagon (DPAP signed October 15, 2007)

MILDEP and Other Defense Agency Memorandums

PDF DocumentIncreasing AbilityOne Contracting Opportunities - Air Force (signed the Deputy Assistant Secretary/Contracting, SAF/AQC, November 19, 2014)

PDF DocumentPromoting Department of the Navy Contracting Opportunities with AbilityOne (signed the Assistant Secretary of the Navy/RDA, February 27, 2014)

PDF DocumentIncreasing AbilityOne Contracting Opportunities - Air Force (signed by DAS(SAF/AQC) October 15, 2008)

PDF DocumentSupport for the AbilityOne Program and NDEAM - DLA (signed by Director, DLA, October 6, 2008)

PDF DocumentIncreasing Contracting Opportunities with AbilityOne -Navy (signed by DASN(A&LM) September 10, 2008)

PDF DocumentSupport for the AbilityOne Program - Army (signed by Commanding General, AMC, May 3, 2008)

DoD-AbilityOne Contract Closeout Support

PDF DocumentContract Management Support FY16 Data Call Memorandum
(DPAP signed August 6, 2015)

excel documentContract Management Support FY16 Data Call Spreadsheet
(DPAP signed August 6, 2015)

PDF DocumentMandatory Use of AbilityOne Program Contract Closeout Services
(DPAP signed September 14, 2010)

PDF DocumentContract Management Support Data Call Memorandum
(DPAP signed December 4, 2009)

excel documentContract Management Support Data Call Spreadsheet
(DPAP signed December 4, 2009)

Other Information

PDF DocumentAT&L AbilityOne Factsheet (March 2015)

PDF DocumentDoD AbilityOne Program Recognition Nomination Process (September 2010)

PDF DocumentImproving the Accessibility of Government Information through Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (signed by DOD CIO and Acting USD(AT&L), March 15, 2012)

PDF DocumentEnsuring the Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technologies (E&IT) Procured by DoD Organizations (signed by ASD(NII) and USD(AT&L), December 22, 2008)

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