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  • July 24th, 7:30am – 4:00pm The 2014 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit – DC Summer Conference is presented jointly by the National Association of Small Business Contractors (the Supplier Council of The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce) and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce being held in Washington DC. This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes: Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars Access to federal agencies and prime contractors Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors Legal education […]

    2014 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit – July 24

    July 24th, 7:30am – 4:00pm The 2014 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit – DC Summer Conference is presented jointly by the National Association of Small Business Contractors (the Supplier Council of The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce) and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce being held in Washington DC. This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes: Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars Access to federal agencies and prime contractors Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors Legal education […]

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  • On May 15, 2014, Q.E.D Systems, Inc. (Q.E.D) and Advanced Integrated Technologies, LLC (AIT) were awarded the 2013 Department of Defense (DOD) Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding and successful Mentor- Protégé relationship facilitated by the Department of the Navy (DoN). AIT is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that specializes in shipboard and submarine maintenance and modernizations. AIT began the program with only 39 employees and about $2.5M in annual revenue. After three years of participation in the Mentor-Protégé Program and with the expert help from its mentor Q.E.D, it had a 56% percent employee growth and an annual revenue increase […]

    DoN Presents 2013 Nunn-Perry Award Winners

    On May 15, 2014, Q.E.D Systems, Inc. (Q.E.D) and Advanced Integrated Technologies, LLC (AIT) were awarded the 2013 Department of Defense (DOD) Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding and successful Mentor- Protégé relationship facilitated by the Department of the Navy (DoN). AIT is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that specializes in shipboard and submarine maintenance and modernizations. AIT began the program with only 39 employees and about $2.5M in annual revenue. After three years of participation in the Mentor-Protégé Program and with the expert help from its mentor Q.E.D, it had a 56% percent employee growth and an annual revenue increase […]

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  • June 26 – 11:30AM-2:00PM  The Tidewater Chapter of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals is excited to announce that our Special Guest Speaker for our June Networking and Lunch event is Rear Admiral Seán Crean (ret.), Director, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Crean is the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all matters regarding Small Business acquisition policy and strategic initiatives. He has over 34 years Federal Service contracting experience that includes serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Logistics Management during a two year […]

    APMP Luncheon – OSBP Director Mr. Sean Crean – June 26

    June 26 – 11:30AM-2:00PM  The Tidewater Chapter of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals is excited to announce that our Special Guest Speaker for our June Networking and Lunch event is Rear Admiral Seán Crean (ret.), Director, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Crean is the chief advisor to the Secretary of the Navy on all matters regarding Small Business acquisition policy and strategic initiatives. He has over 34 years Federal Service contracting experience that includes serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Logistics Management during a two year […]

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  • June 5 – 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer Outreach provides business development opportunities for vendors in a setting where they can get personal attention in successfully marketing their products, services and supplies to Defense and Civilian procurement representatives, primes, and acquisition personnel. Among the skills you will acquire at this event: • You will understand how recent events are effecting government procurements and how you can adjust your strategies accordingly. • You will understand what is meant by Brand Name or Equal (BNoE) and how to use it. • You will understand what is meant by LPTA: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable and how to use […]

    Summer Outreach Small Business Seminar & Matchmaker – June 5

    June 5 – 9:00am – 3:00pm Summer Outreach provides business development opportunities for vendors in a setting where they can get personal attention in successfully marketing their products, services and supplies to Defense and Civilian procurement representatives, primes, and acquisition personnel. Among the skills you will acquire at this event: • You will understand how recent events are effecting government procurements and how you can adjust your strategies accordingly. • You will understand what is meant by Brand Name or Equal (BNoE) and how to use it. • You will understand what is meant by LPTA: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable and how to use […]

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  • June 2-4 CelebrAsian is the oldest and largest pan Asian American Procurement Opportunity Conference in the United States. For over 28 years USPAACC has worked diligently in partnership with Corporate America and the Federal, State and Local Government to open doors to contract, educational and professional opportunities for the Asian American community. The Annual CelebrAsian Conference shines a spotlight on these ongoing endeavors as well as the impressive achievements of Asian Americans. Time: See Schedule Organizer: USPAACC Phone:202-296-5221 Location: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Email: michelle@uspaacc.com Website: http://celebrasianconference.com Register

    Celebrasian 2014 Procurement Opportunity Conference – June 02-04

    June 2-4 CelebrAsian is the oldest and largest pan Asian American Procurement Opportunity Conference in the United States. For over 28 years USPAACC has worked diligently in partnership with Corporate America and the Federal, State and Local Government to open doors to contract, educational and professional opportunities for the Asian American community. The Annual CelebrAsian Conference shines a spotlight on these ongoing endeavors as well as the impressive achievements of Asian Americans. Time: See Schedule Organizer: USPAACC Phone:202-296-5221 Location: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner Email: michelle@uspaacc.com Website: http://celebrasianconference.com Register

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • By: Nicole Fallon Original Article: BusinessNewsDaily When military veterans return home from their service, one of the first decisions they have to make is what career path they want to pursue as a civilian. Entrepreneurship is an enticing option for many vets, as it allows them the freedom to be their own boss while using transferrable military leadership skills. “Veteran entrepreneurs are on the frontlines, not unlike they are in the military,” said Jim Salmon, vice president of business services at Navy Federal Credit Union. “They’re in charge of their own destiny, taking control of their direction and taking chances […]

    Small Business Loans: 3 Tips for Veterans

    By: Nicole Fallon Original Article: BusinessNewsDaily When military veterans return home from their service, one of the first decisions they have to make is what career path they want to pursue as a civilian. Entrepreneurship is an enticing option for many vets, as it allows them the freedom to be their own boss while using transferrable military leadership skills. “Veteran entrepreneurs are on the frontlines, not unlike they are in the military,” said Jim Salmon, vice president of business services at Navy Federal Credit Union. “They’re in charge of their own destiny, taking control of their direction and taking chances […]

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  • Mar. 04, 2014 – By, Joshua Sophy Original Article: Small Business Trends U.S. Rep. Sam Graves wants to raise the federal government’s goal for the amount of government contracts that must be awarded to small businesses. Graves, who heads up the House Small Business Committee, introduced the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014. The bill calls for the federal government to award 25 percent of its prime contract work to small businesses.  That’s 2% more than the federal government’s current goal of setting aside 23 percent of government contracts for small businesses. New reports suggest that the federal […]

    Rep. Sam Graves Proposes Requiring More Government Contracts for Small Businesses

    Mar. 04, 2014 – By, Joshua Sophy Original Article: Small Business Trends U.S. Rep. Sam Graves wants to raise the federal government’s goal for the amount of government contracts that must be awarded to small businesses. Graves, who heads up the House Small Business Committee, introduced the Greater Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2014. The bill calls for the federal government to award 25 percent of its prime contract work to small businesses.  That’s 2% more than the federal government’s current goal of setting aside 23 percent of government contracts for small businesses. New reports suggest that the federal […]

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 07, 2014 The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (DoN OSBP) is pleased to invite you to attend the Sea Air Space Exposition Small Business Forum being held on April 8th. The Forum will open with networking and a continental breakfast, followed by a special opening presentation from the Director of DoN OSBP, Mr.  Seán Crean. Mr. Crean will discuss the Navy acquisition process, as well as future contracting opportunities, with a panel of representatives from the Army, Coast Guard, Defense Logistics Agency and Air Force. The panel will also answer questions from the […]

    DoN OSBP Hosts Small Business Forum at SeaAirSpace 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 07, 2014 The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs (DoN OSBP) is pleased to invite you to attend the Sea Air Space Exposition Small Business Forum being held on April 8th. The Forum will open with networking and a continental breakfast, followed by a special opening presentation from the Director of DoN OSBP, Mr.  Seán Crean. Mr. Crean will discuss the Navy acquisition process, as well as future contracting opportunities, with a panel of representatives from the Army, Coast Guard, Defense Logistics Agency and Air Force. The panel will also answer questions from the […]

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  • April 22nd 7:15am – 9:00am The focus of ORP is always on networking and the strength we gain from Veterans working together, but we do have a speaker to enlighten us while we eat breakfast. We are planning on two speakers this month. I have asked a senior military lawyer to come and talk about issues facing the military today. As soon as this is confirmed I will let everyone know. Also, West Huddleston, CEO of National Association of Drug Court Professionals will educate us on Veterans for Justice, an initiative supporting Veterans Treatment Courts and issues facing Veterans. As […]

    DC ORP Veterans Networking Breakfast – April 22

    April 22nd 7:15am – 9:00am The focus of ORP is always on networking and the strength we gain from Veterans working together, but we do have a speaker to enlighten us while we eat breakfast. We are planning on two speakers this month. I have asked a senior military lawyer to come and talk about issues facing the military today. As soon as this is confirmed I will let everyone know. Also, West Huddleston, CEO of National Association of Drug Court Professionals will educate us on Veterans for Justice, an initiative supporting Veterans Treatment Courts and issues facing Veterans. As […]

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