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  • Original Article: Camplejeuneglobe Local military leaders and community small business leaders gathered at the Onslow County Government Center in Jacksonville for a small business town hall meeting June 22. The event offered a platform for both military buyers and community businesses to learn about each other, future potential business ventures and by providing federal contractors with a better idea of how to do business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. “This was an outreach event hosted by MCI-East to facilitate farms who seek to do business with the base,” said Jo Rozier, director of the small business office at […]

    Navy, Marine small business town hall brings local business, military together

    Original Article: Camplejeuneglobe Local military leaders and community small business leaders gathered at the Onslow County Government Center in Jacksonville for a small business town hall meeting June 22. The event offered a platform for both military buyers and community businesses to learn about each other, future potential business ventures and by providing federal contractors with a better idea of how to do business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. “This was an outreach event hosted by MCI-East to facilitate farms who seek to do business with the base,” said Jo Rozier, director of the small business office at […]

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  • Original Article: SEAPOWER On the final day of the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exposition, Alison Stiller, principal deputy civilian in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RD&A) delivered an encouraging, if reassuring, early morning keynote address for small business owners. Stiller, who has worked closely since June 2015 with Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of RD&A, echoed Stackley’s goals while outlining key priorities and the highly-important mandate for streamlining efforts in the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs. In a speech that highlighted the modest small-business roots of […]

    Today and Tomorrow Bode Well for Small Businesses and DON

    Original Article: SEAPOWER On the final day of the Navy League’s Sea Air Space Exposition, Alison Stiller, principal deputy civilian in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RD&A) delivered an encouraging, if reassuring, early morning keynote address for small business owners. Stiller, who has worked closely since June 2015 with Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of RD&A, echoed Stackley’s goals while outlining key priorities and the highly-important mandate for streamlining efforts in the Department of the Navy’s Office of Small Business Programs. In a speech that highlighted the modest small-business roots of […]

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  • Original Article: Seapower For the past 15 years, the Department of the Navy’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) – the nation’s premier small business technology venue – takes a major step forward in allying with the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (S-A-S) on 16-18 May 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington, DC. “Our collaboration with the Navy League,” says Bob Smith, the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Director, “marries the most significant large and small business marketplaces for defense technology, with our respective policy venues that have consistently attracted top Congressional leaders, in the case of the Forum, […]

    DON’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) is Prime Opportunity to Connect Large and Small Businesses

    Original Article: Seapower For the past 15 years, the Department of the Navy’s “Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition” (FST) – the nation’s premier small business technology venue – takes a major step forward in allying with the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition (S-A-S) on 16-18 May 2016 at the Gaylord National Harbor near Washington, DC. “Our collaboration with the Navy League,” says Bob Smith, the Department of the Navy (DON) SBIR/STTR Director, “marries the most significant large and small business marketplaces for defense technology, with our respective policy venues that have consistently attracted top Congressional leaders, in the case of the Forum, […]

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  • Original Article: Lane Report The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center, part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is hosting two important workshops in Frankfort later this month. The workshops, to run in concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Frankfort Convention Center are: Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business; and, Joint Ventures, Teaming, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Federal Laws Impacting Your Bottom Line. The federal government uses a purchasing vehicle, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to help small businesses secure […]

    Workshops Can Help Turn Small Business into Big Business

    Original Article: Lane Report The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center, part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center within the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is hosting two important workshops in Frankfort later this month. The workshops, to run in concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Frankfort Convention Center are: Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions to Grow Your Business; and, Joint Ventures, Teaming, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Federal Laws Impacting Your Bottom Line. The federal government uses a purchasing vehicle, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to help small businesses secure […]

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  • Original Article: Tampa Tribune (photo credit) The annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference returns to town this week, highlighting the role of MacDill Air Force Base as a regional economic powerhouse. Running from Tuesday through Thursday at the Tampa Convention Center, the conference is scheduled to bring in more than 300 companies showing their wares and upward of 10,000 visitors, including top special operations commanders, defense industry leaders and the director of national intelligence. The conference will pump nearly $3 million into the economy in the short term, according to Visit Tampa Bay, with the potential for much more at […]

    Special Ops Conference Means Nearly $3 million to Tampa Economy

    Original Article: Tampa Tribune (photo credit) The annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference returns to town this week, highlighting the role of MacDill Air Force Base as a regional economic powerhouse. Running from Tuesday through Thursday at the Tampa Convention Center, the conference is scheduled to bring in more than 300 companies showing their wares and upward of 10,000 visitors, including top special operations commanders, defense industry leaders and the director of national intelligence. The conference will pump nearly $3 million into the economy in the short term, according to Visit Tampa Bay, with the potential for much more at […]

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  • October 29-30 The National HUBZone Conference, the annual meeting of the HUBZone Council, brings together hundreds of small business contractors and dozens of federal agency and prime contractor representatives for two days filled with education and networking opportunities. Register

    National HUBZone Conference – Oct. 29-30

    October 29-30 The National HUBZone Conference, the annual meeting of the HUBZone Council, brings together hundreds of small business contractors and dozens of federal agency and prime contractor representatives for two days filled with education and networking opportunities. Register

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  • Original Article: PRNewsWire The 15th annual Navy Opportunity Forum® will be held June 1-3, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The 2015 Navy Opportunity Forum® provides a unique opportunity for attendees to view and evaluate technology transitioning from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Acquisition sponsors, large defense contractors, equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, first and second tier suppliers, Navy personnel, Department of Defense employees, and members of the press are all encouraged to register and attend the Forum. “We see a lot of prime contractor activity every year at […]

    Dawnbreaker to Host 2015 Navy Opportunity Forum

    Original Article: PRNewsWire The 15th annual Navy Opportunity Forum® will be held June 1-3, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The 2015 Navy Opportunity Forum® provides a unique opportunity for attendees to view and evaluate technology transitioning from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Acquisition sponsors, large defense contractors, equity investors, Fortune 500 companies, first and second tier suppliers, Navy personnel, Department of Defense employees, and members of the press are all encouraged to register and attend the Forum. “We see a lot of prime contractor activity every year at […]

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  • The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) will be hosting a Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 8:30AM–4:30PM at the Kerr McGee Center 100 West California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA. The objective of this event is to enhance NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. The agenda will include introductory presentations by NAVAIR/NAWCWD leadership, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY16, FY17 and FY18 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). The Industry Day Event is open to all industry representatives […]

    Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division to host Long Range Acquisition Forecast Industry Day

    The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) will be hosting a Long Range Acquisition Forecast (LRAF) Industry Day Event on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 8:30AM–4:30PM at the Kerr McGee Center 100 West California Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA. The objective of this event is to enhance NAWCWD-Industry collaboration in support of Naval Aviation and the Warfighter. The agenda will include introductory presentations by NAVAIR/NAWCWD leadership, forecasted contracting opportunities for FY16, FY17 and FY18 and discussions on the use of Commercial Service Agreements (CSA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA). The Industry Day Event is open to all industry representatives […]

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  • Original Article: The BayNet   PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy and Marine Corps requirements officers gave presentations throughout the day to  more  than 230 attendees, the majority from small businesses, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire House in Lexington Park, Maryland. Mike Williamson, PEO (U&W)’s advanced development lead, opened up the event and stressed the importance of bringing companies together to share new and innovative ideas to support the future of Navy unmanned air system and weapons programs. “This is a great networking opportunity,” he said. “We are sharing ideas with the best and […]

    NAVAIR Seeks New ideas at Industry Day

    Original Article: The BayNet   PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy and Marine Corps requirements officers gave presentations throughout the day to  more  than 230 attendees, the majority from small businesses, at the Bay District Volunteer Fire House in Lexington Park, Maryland. Mike Williamson, PEO (U&W)’s advanced development lead, opened up the event and stressed the importance of bringing companies together to share new and innovative ideas to support the future of Navy unmanned air system and weapons programs. “This is a great networking opportunity,” he said. “We are sharing ideas with the best and […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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