This subpart implements the Pilot Mentor-Protege Program (hereafter referred to as the “Program”) established under section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Pub. L. 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note), as amended through December 23, 2016. The purpose of the Program is to provide incentives for DoD contractors to assist protege firms in enhancing their capabilities and to increase participation of such firms in Government and commercial contracts.