Track 1

Track 1:
Federal Government Procurement Opportunities


U.S. DOD OSDBU Landscape Panel
Room 2032   |   Time:  1:00pm – 1:45pm

Session Description:
The breakout session will provide updates on small business programs, processes and policies, and how to better situate your company to do business with the DoD.

Moderator:

  • Pamela Monroe, Assistant to the Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs

Panelists:

  • Tommy Marks, Director Small Business Programs, U.S. Army
  • Emily Harman, Director Small Business Programs, U.S. Navy
  • Jamie Adams, Deputy Director, Small Business Programs, U.S. Air Force

 


Civilian OSDBU Landscape Panel
Room 2032   |   Time: 11:00am – 11:45am

Session Description:
Government agency representatives will cover best practices for working with them—from preferred procurement methods to budget considerations. This session will also reveal any active or upcoming opportunities.  You’ll receive tips on how to do business with a variety of government agencies.

Moderator:

  • Wallace Sermons, Subcontracting Program Manager, Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

Panelists:

  • Kevin Boshears, OSDBU, Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Annette Owens-Scarboro, Program Manager, NIH Office of Small Business Programs (SBA)
  • Syretta Dyson-Buesing, Outreach Manager, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)

 


Mentor-Protégé: DoD vs SBA
Room 2052   |   Time: 11:00am – 11:45am

Session Description:
The Federal Government recognizes the value small businesses receive from mentors in order to grow and better serve their customers.  The only mentor-protégé programs that are exempt from affiliation, though, are DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program and SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Programs (All Small and 8(a)).  DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program is the oldest continuously operating federal mentor-protégé program.  SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program, on the other hand, is still young, having started in October 2016.  In this session, we will discuss the benefits of both programs, competitive advantages, eligibility requirements, and application processes.

Moderator:

  • Megan Connor, Partner, PilieroMazza

Panelists:

  • Holly Schick, ‎‎Director, All Small Mentor-Protege Program, Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Shannon C. Jackson, Associate Director, Department of Defense, Office of Small Business Programs

 


Multiple Award Contracts GSA OASIS, NIH CIOSP3, VETS II, & STARS
Room 1032   |   Time:  11:00am – 11:45am

Session Description:
Focus on Small and Mid-Size Businesses going to the next level using CIO-SP3, OASIS, Alliant, VETS 2 and 8(a) Stars II.  Participants will have the opportunity to gain insight from experts on these contracts including the foundation, operations, and opportunities that can bring their companies to a new level of participation and revenue.  The scope of the panel discussions will cover what’s new with these contracts, some trends and operating as a prime contractor as well as operating as a subcontractor. A Question and Answer session for participants is included.

Moderator:

  • Ted Buford, Vice President and Program Manager, CACI International, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Brian K. Goodger, Associate Director, Office of Logistics & Acquisition Operations (OLAO), OALM, OD, NIH
  • Alexandra Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Paul Martin, Director, IT Services Contract Operations Division Office of Information Technology Category (ITC), FAS, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA); VETS II and STARS

 


Cyber Acquisition Policies and Procedures (Modernization) Panel
Room 2052   |   Time:  10:00am – 10:45am

Session Description:
Attendees will get to hear from industry and government leaders about what the federal government is doing to implement digital transformations across multiple agencies.

Moderator:

  • Sameer Ahirrao ,CISSP, CISA,CCSP, Founder, Ardent Security

Panelists:

  • Traci Walker, Lead Contracting Officer, U.S. Digital Service, Executive Office of the President, White House
  • Jeremy McCrary, Procurement Analyst, Office of Management and Budget (Invited)

 


Category Management and Its Evolution
Room 1032   |   Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Session Description:
Category Management – Is Your Small Business a Part of the Transformation?

The breakout session objective: The Federal government is consistently seeking more efficient and effective ways of purchasing goods and services. Category management is transforming how the government purchases goods and services and has proven to be an effective tool that identifies proven vendors and their prices leading to reduced cost, time, and duplication of efforts, especially with economic stringencies requiring the government to do more with limited resources. Consequently, to be effective and progressive, it is vital for vendors to understand the government’s mission and objectives and work collaboratively to develop strategies to meet those needs.

Moderator:

  • Melissa “Lisa” Jenkins, Business Analyst Industry Liaison, WOSB Program Manager, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Panelists:

  • Alexandra Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Alan Monico, Procurement Analyst & Category Management Lead Department of the Treasury, Office of the Procurement Executive
  • Ken Dodds, Director of Policy, Planning and Liaison, Small Business Administration (SBA)

 


Department of Homeland Security
Room 2032   |   Time:  10:00am – 10:45am

Session Description:
What are the trends, strategic sourcing, and vehicles being used?

Moderator:

  • Dan Snyder, Deputy Director of Contracts Research. Bloomberg Government

Featured Speaker:

  • Carla Thomas, Communications and Industry Liaison, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Health & Human Services Landscape Panel
Room 1032   |   Time:  10:00am – 10:45am

Session Description:
HHS has one of the largest civilian IT budget requests for the fiscal year 2018. This panel is comprised of procurement specialists from CMS, NIH, and FDA to discuss upcoming procurement opportunities and spending trends within the agency. These three sub-agencies had the top IT spending in HHS between fiscal years 2013-2017

Moderator:

  • Marsha Hasson, VP Computer Systems & Apps, Westat

Panelists:

  • Melissa Starinsky, Director, and Head of Contracting, Office of Acquisition & Grants Management, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Ted Weitzman, Sr. Acquisition Advisor, Office of Finance Budget & Acquisitions, Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services, HFA – 500, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Brian K. Goodger, Associate Director, Office of Logistics & Acquisition Operations (OLAO), OALM, OD, NIH

 


Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Room 2052   |   Time:  1:00pm – 1:45pm

Session Description:
This breakout session will provide a comprehensive look at the contracting process with an emphasis on Small Businesses. The session will give the government’s perspective as it pertains to small businesses, covering the proposal process, evaluation, award, and protest.

Moderator:

  • Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Featured Speaker:

  • Donald F. Camden, Deputy, Head of Contracting, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

 


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