Sole-source authority for Woman Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) would allow contracting officers to directly award a contract to a women-owned small business through the WOSB program. Amendment #183 to H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2015, sponsored by Representative Jackie Speier, would allow contracting officers to award sole-source contracts to WOSBs up to $6.5 million for manufacturing contracts and $4 million for all other contracts. This amendment would also speed up the disparity study that restricts WOSB setaside competitions to specific industries in which women are underrepresented. This is important to opening the doors for more women-owned businesses.