Defense Microelectronic Activity

Doing Business with DMEA

The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) recognizes the innovation, flexibility, affordability, and technology solutions that small businesses offer to meet its programs and missions. The DMEA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) leads the effort to maximize opportunities for small businesses in its acquisitions and add new entrants to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The mission of the DMEA OSBP is in direct support of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) needs by advocating for small businesses that contribute to national security and economic power to our nation in the area of microelectronics. The DMEA OSBP vision is to maximize small business opportunities through innovation and advanced technology microelectronics solutions.

What DMEA Purchases

DMEA purchases research & development/technology; engineering and other technical consulting services; electronics and semiconductor-related device manufacturing; IT-related supplies and services; laboratory, scanner, test, and x-ray equipment; and facilities support services: landscape maintenance, janitorial, security, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, painting, etc.

The following is a ranking of DMEA’s top ten NAICS code by total contract value from FY 2019 to FY 2023. In addition, DMEA procures under a variety of other NAICS codes.

Top 10 NAICS Codes

1 541330 Engineering Services
2 334413 Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing
3 561210 Facilities Support Services
4 541519 Other Computer Related Services
5 513210 Software Publishers (includes 511210)
6 541513 Computer Facilities Management Services
7 221122 Electric Power Distribution
8 541715 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
9 541713 Research and Technology in Nanotechnology
10 334111 Electronic Computer Manufacturing

Source: Data Reports

DMEA Prime Contracting Opportunities

DMEA is a unique agency with a unique mission. Small business vendors that are interested in doing business with DMEA are encouraged to explore the DMEA website to learn more about our agency and request a copy of the DMEA Small Business Program Guide via email at For information on doing business with the DoD, please visit the DoD’s Office of Small Business Programs.

DMEA Subcontracting Opportunities

DMEA’s Advanced Technology Support Program IV (ATSP4) contracting vehicle is designed to resolve problems with obsolete, unreliable, unmaintainable, underperforming, or incapable electronics hardware and software through development of advanced technology insertions and applications to meet the requirements of the DoD for a quick reaction capability.

Please contact the DMEA SBO/OSBP Component Director for prime contractor Point of Contact (POC) information for potential ATSP4 and other subcontracting opportunities.


DMEA participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs which are highly competitive awards-based programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Questions regarding DMEA’s SBIR/STTR Programs may be directed to the Acting SBIR/STTR PM, Tien Dang, at

For more information on the DoD SBIR/STTR Program, current Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) releases and past DMEA topics, please visit DoD Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (

DMEA Annual Procurement Forecast

Available upon request by sending an email to

DMEA Small Business Vendor Database

DMEA continually adds small business vendor information to its vendor database. If your company provides capabilities that support DMEA’s mission, please email your firm’s Capabilities Statement to for inclusion in the vendor database for future market research purposes and internal dissemination to DMEA stakeholders who make acquisition decisions. Please include your company’s Universal Entity ID (UEI) or CAGE Code, small business certifications, and NAICS Codes.


Small businesses may contact the DMEA SBO/DoD OSBP Component Director, Ms. Kristan Ingebretsen, at with questions regarding DMEA’s Small Business Program, contracting opportunities, outreach events, and to request a virtual meeting.