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U.S. AbilityOne Commission

An Independent Federal Agency

Thomas D. Robinson, Chairperson
Tina Ballard, Executive Director

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President George H. W. Bush at a 1989 White House ceremony honoring David Barnes, left, and Michael Davidson, right, two employees in what is now known as the AbilityOne Program. At the ceremony, President Bush spoke about the importance of including people with disabilities in the nation’s workforce.

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Employs approximately 45,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities

Employs approximately 3,000 veterans, including wounded warriors

Provides SKILCRAFT® and other AbilityOne products

Operates at more than 1,000 locations representing 40 government agencies across 15 time zones including all 50 states and Guam

Operates more than 150 Base Supply Centers at military and government installations

Coordinates participation from more than 550 nonprofit agencies nationwide

More than $3.3 billion of AbilityOne products and services were procured by the federal government in fiscal year 2017

Our largest customer is the Department of Defense, which annually procures more than $1.7 billion of AbilityOne products and services

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The Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled is an independent federal agency
and began operating as the U.S. AbilityOne Commission on October 1, 2011.

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