Conference Proceedings


12th Annual Small Business Conference

"Partnering For Success: Small Business & The Military"

12 - 13 November 2008

Tysons Corner, VA

 

Agenda

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

UPDATE ON THE STATE OF THE ARMY SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM

    Ms. Tracey L. Pinson, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army

OUTLOOK FOR THE ECONOMY AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS

    Dr. Christian Lundblad, Edward M. O'Herron Distinguished Scholar & Associate Professor of Finance, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kennan-Flagler Business School

 

Thursday, 13 November 2008

"KEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS"
Dr. Robert L. Wright, Chairman, FE Holdings, Inc.

PANEL: "ASSISTANCE AND OPPORTUNITIES"
"FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS (FCS)"
Mr. Steve Marion, Senior Program, Supplier Management and Procurement, Future Combat Systems (FCS), The Boeing Company
"DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY"
Mr. Thomas H. Essig, Chief, Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

THE NEW ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC)
Mr. Jeffrey P. Parsons, Executive Director, ACC

NEED PERSONNEL? - EXPERIENCED VETERANS AVAILABLE
Mr. Rodney Borba, Program Manager, Always A Soldier Program, HQ AMC

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SPECIAL INTEREST TOPICS:

PREPARING YOUR PROPOSALS TO WIN MORE CONTRACTS
Mr. Robert Spitzbarth, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Center, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH AMC
Mr. Luis E. Garcia-Baco, Director, Industrial Base Capabilities, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Business Transformation, G-7, HQs AMC

TRANSFORMING TO STATE-OF-THE-ART MANUFACTURING
Mr. John S. VanKirk, President and CEO, National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)

IT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Ms. Simone Jackson, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Contracting Command - Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4)

FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Ms. Audry Musgrove, Lead Small Business Liaison Officer, Future Combat Systems, The Boeing Company

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH (SBIR) OPPORTUNITIES
Mr. Christopher Rinaldi, Program Manager, SBIR, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TEAM/PARTNER
Ms. January Dennison, Chief Executive Officer and President, Technology Research Consultants, Inc.

TIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Mr. Jim Regan, Executive Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program, George Mason University

MARKETING A SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
Ms. Michelle Currier, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Enterprise and Installation Operations

AMC SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM, SUPPORTING THE WARFIGHTER
Ms. Kathryn Condon, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command