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National Small Business Conference

“Opening New Frontiers Through Effective Partnering”

Los Angeles, CA

31 May - 2 June 2005

Table of Contents


Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Small Business and the Defense Industrial Base
, Mr. Frank Ramos, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DoD

The Hill: How It Can Help Your Small Business
, Mr. Ron Perlman, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll PC

AF PEO Services Overview
, Mr. Ron Poussard, SES, USAF Program Executive Officer, Combat and Mission Support

Project Management for Small Business
, Ms. Maria Mancha, Frontline Systems, Inc.

Leveraging Small Business Strengths by Primes
, Ms. Bentia Fortner, Director of Supplier Diversity, Raytheon Company

SBIR/Prime Opportunities: A Rapidly Changing Landscape - How Do We Move Forward?
, Mr. John Williams, Director, Navy SBIR Program

Camden Waterfront - “Push the River”
, Mr. Joe Brady, Director, New Business Development, US Army CERDEC

How Small Businesses Can Gain Access to Aerospace Prime Contractors
, Mr. Al Bolden, Sector Director, Socio-Economic Business Program, Northrop Grumman

Joint Ventures In a Small Business
, Mr. Alan Stewart, SVP and CFO, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)
, Mr. Larry Barazza, President, Symvionics, Inc.

Government Buying
, Ms. Faye Esaias, Government Contract Specialist

How To Do Business with the Government and Survive
, Mr. Jim Lasswell, President/CEO, Indus Technology Corporation

Influence & The Federal Contracting Process: How To Gain Access & Win
, Ms. Sophia Nelson, Attorney at Law, Holland & Knight LLP

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Thursday, 2 June 2005

Raytheon: Customer Success is Our Mission
, Mr. Richard B. Johnston, Vice President, Operations, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

USAF/Industry Partnership
, Brig Gen Mike Worden, Director of Operational Plans and Joint Matters

iRobot: Partnering for Success
, Ms. Helen Greiner, iRobot, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Panel: Small Business Utilization Directors:

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