DoN OSBP Hosts Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space 2014

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (DoN OSBP) hosted the first Small Business Forum at the Sea Air Space Exposition. The Forum opened with networking and continental breakfast, followed by a special opening presentation from the Director of DoN OSBP, Mr. Seán Crean. Mr. Crean, along with small business directors from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Army and DLA discussed their agencies’ acquisition process and answered questions from the floor. The Forum then moved in to smaller presentations from all ten of the Major Navy Buying Commands who contract with small businesses. These commands also held exhibit tables for the duration of the Sea Air Space event.

DoN OSBP Director, Mr. Sean Crean, introduces the Forum panelists and then discusses Navy acquisition.

DoN OSBP Director, Mr. Sean Crean, introduces the Forum panelists and then discusses Navy acquisition.

 

The Panelists from the 2014 Small Business Forum

The Panelists from the 2014 Small Business Forum

 

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

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

Ms. Carol White, Acting Director, Department of the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs

Ms. Carol White, Acting Director, Department of the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs

Mr. Scott Palmer, USCG, Chief, Office of Contract Operations

Mr. Scott Palmer, USCG, Chief, Office of Contract Operations

Ms. Amy Sajda, Director, Defense Logistics Agency Office of Small Business Programs

Ms. Amy Sajda, Director, Defense Logistics Agency Office of Small Business Programs

Don OSBP Director, Mr. Sean Crean and Navy League Vice President, Kevin Traver

Don OSBP Director, Mr. Sean Crean and Navy League Vice President, Kevin Traver

Attendees take turns asking questions to the panelists

Attendees take turns asking questions to the panelists

Mr. Sarkis Tatigian, Naval Sea Systems Command

Mr. Sarkis Tatigian, Naval Sea Systems Command

Mr. Ken Carkhuff, Naval Air Systems Command

Mr. Ken Carkhuff, Naval Air Systems Command

Ms. Sandra Tyree, Military Sealift Command

Ms. Sandra Tyree, Military Sealift Command

Mr. Mark McLain, Space and Naval Warfare Command

Mr. Mark McLain, Space and Naval Warfare Command

Ms. Veneece McNeley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Ms. Veneece McNeley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

Mr. Dave Dawson, Marine Corps Systems Command

Mr. Dave Dawson, Marine Corps Systems Command

Ms. Brenda Pickett, Office of Naval Research

Ms. Brenda Pickett, Office of Naval Research

Mr. Stanley Daise HQ, Marine Corps I&L

Mr. Stanley Daise HQ, Marine Corps I&L

Ms. Katherine Rachubinski, Naval Supply Systems Command

Ms. Katherine Rachubinski, Naval Supply Systems Command

Ms. Marita Thompson/Mr. Pat Grezlak- Strategic Systems Program

Ms. Marita Thompson/Mr. Pat Grezlak- Strategic Systems Program