DoN OSBP Hosts 2nd Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space

On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (DoN OSBP) hosted the second Annual 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 (Acting) of DoN OSBP, Ms. Patricia Obey. A Government Panel was held with Ms. Obey, Mr. Mark Teskey, Director of the OSBP for the Air Force, as well as Ms. Pamela Monroe, Program Manager for Subcontracting and the Mentor Protégé program for the Army where the agencies discussed small business acquisition opportunities within their agencies and answered questions from the audience. Honorable Sean Stackley, ASN for RD&A, discussed small business contracting barriers and actions the Navy is taking to ease them. Mr. Bob Smith, Director of the SBIR/STTR program presented an overview of the innovation and technology transfer programs. In addition, an exclusive matchmaking event was held between Small Businesses and the Ten Navy Major Buying Commands. These commands also held exhibit booths for the duration of the Sea Air Space event.

 

Ms. Patricia Obey, Acting Director for DoN OSBP, opens the 2nd Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space

Ms. Patricia Obey, Acting Director for DoN OSBP, opens the 2nd Small Business Forum at Sea Air Space

(L to R) Ms. Pamela Monroe, Army Program Manager for Subcontracting and MP, Mr. Mark Teskey, Air Force OSBP Director, Ms. Patricia Obey, Navy OSBP Director (act)

(L to R) Ms. Pamela Monroe, Army Program Manager for Subcontracting and MP, Mr. Mark Teskey, Air Force OSBP Director, Ms. Patricia Obey, Navy OSBP Director (act)

The Government Panel (Army, Air Force and Navy) take questions from over 100 small business representatives.

The Government Panel (Army, Air Force and Navy) take questions from over 100 small business representatives.

Mr. Brad Taylor, Navy OSBP Assistant Director for Subcontracting and MP

Mr. Brad Taylor, Navy OSBP Assistant Director for Subcontracting and MP

RADM Thomas J. Kearney, NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Acquisition & Commonality, and Mr. John Thackrah, Executive Director, Military Sealift Command

RADM Thomas J. Kearney, NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Acquisition & Commonality, and Mr. John Thackrah, Executive Director, Military Sealift Command

HON Sean Stackley, ASN RD&A

HON Sean Stackley, ASN RD&A