15th Annual SMART PROC
Small Business Procurement Conference

Schedule
Thursday, November 30, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

KEYNOTE KICKOFF of SMART PROC

Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) Small Business Procurement Conference joins federal, state and local government leaders to discuss upcoming business growth opportunities in the region.

Moderator: Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART

Welcome: The Honorable Jan Gardner, Frederick County Executive
• Colonel Scott Halter, Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick, Maryland
• Deputy Secretary Ben Wu, Maryland Department of Commerce
• Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense
• Robb Wong, Assistant Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, US Small Business Administration
• Colonel Scott M. Halter, US Army Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick, Maryland

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 1: Teaming with Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Federal Opportunities: A Guide to Partnerships

Location: Ballroom A TRACK 1:

Tap into partnership opportunities between HBCUs, small businesses and federal agencies. Learn about new R&D and mentor protégé agreements from panelists representing HBCUs in the 4-state region.

Moderator: Jerome Maultsby, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
• Ms. Annette Owens-Scarboro, Director, Small Business Office, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Dr. Anika Bissahoyo, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Bowie State University
• Dr. Victor McCrary, Vice President, Research and Economic Development, Morgan State University
• Dr. Charles Sutton, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Lincoln University

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 2: Proposal Writing I: Small Business RFP Response from the Capture Process, Cross Walking the Proposal, & Compliance – Best Practices to Avoid Common Mistakes

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 1:

Government contract officers and small business liaisons, alike, will benefit from this straight
discussion on how a diminishing federal budget will affect your small business. Implementation of best practices starts with business development, capture management, shredding proposals, gap identification, compliance, pricing and responding to the requirement. Responses to federal and state RFPs from a small business standpoint face many challenges. Business leaders will identify such challenges, provide information on best practices to expand across your business, and address ways to avoid common pitfalls during your bid/no-bid decision making process.

Moderator: JoAnn Brown, Contracts/Subcontracts, Ology Bioservices, Inc., NCMA Member

• Dr. Frank Greco, Greco Research Engineering Company
• Greg McCarthy, CEO, AOC Key Solutions
• Ken Allen, NCMA

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 3: Identifying, Marketing and Shaping Your Business Pipeline

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 1:

Identifying, Marketing and Shaping Your Business Pipeline

The SBA and Maryland PTAC are vital resources for small businesses to successfully compete in the government marketplace.

Moderator: Gloria Berthold Larkin, CEO, TARGET.GOV

• Mary Lee Kolich, Government Contract Counselor, Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center
• Valerie Robinson, Business Opportunity Specialist, Small Business Administration, Baltimore District Office
• Tom Johnson, Set-Aside Alert
• James Bratten, CEO and President, EZGOVOPPS

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 4: SMART Working Groups: Discussion for Small Business

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 1:

SMART Working Groups Discussion for Small Business
Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) is more than SMART PROC. Come join this session to share the SMART focus groups and get plugged in to regional, national and international S&T initiatives

Moderator: Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART

• Infrastructure (A Joint Group Priority Program): Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART
• Advanced Manufacturing: Mike Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
• STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Education/Workforce Development: Tony Fowler, Education Chair, SMART
• Economic Development: Rob Mazzuca, COO, Green Labs Financial
• Veterans Affairs: Mike Ferraro, Chief Door Opener & Founder, Bridging The Gap
• Information Technology (IT) / Modeling & Simulation: John Lacontora, President, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Modeling & Analysis
• Health Care IT: Dr. Moulick, CEO, Globe Healer
• Agriculture / Food Technology: Kevin Doyle, CEO, Envista Farms
• Homeland Security / Cyber: Andrew Brenner, Business Development,
• Defense / Acquisition Reform: Bill Leach, Air Launch & Recovery S&T Director, Naval Air Systems Command

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

SESSION 5: Proposal Writing II: Government Review of Proposals, Management, Compliance and Technical Review: Understanding the Government Perspective

Location: Ballroom A TRACK 2

Contracting Officers from various government entities explain the complexity of RFPs, and the likelihood of your proposal being derailed by overlooking administrative and/or technical requirements.

Moderator: Phil Jaurigue, President and CEO, Sabre Systems, Inc. SMART Board Chairman
• Pete Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Army Medical Command
• Kelly Green, Contracting Officer, USAMRAA Contracting Officer
• Amy Brown, Acquisition Management Liaison Officer, USAMMDA
• James Chestnut, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
• John Murray, NAWCAD Pax SB Professional

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Session 6: Traditional and Non-Traditional Funding Options for Small Business

TRACK 2

Industry experts discuss funding opportunities and requirements related to the various programs. Panelists form traditional and non-traditional institutions will discuss ways to finance your business.

Moderator & Panelist: Richard Lewis, FEC Limited, SMART Member
• James Edmonds, PNC
• Harry Weetenkamp, SVP & Chief Lending Officer, Frederick County Bank
• Craig Engelhaupt, SBA Relationship Manager, Manufacturers & Traders Trust (M&T) Bank
• Besu Feleke, Business Development Officer, Navy Federal Credit Union

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Session 7: SBIR/STTR: Attracting Non-Dilutive Funding for Small Business

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 2

Can your small business achieve mission goals for the Federal Government through disruptive innovation? Together, the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs fund $2.5M in projects each year as "America's Seed Fund." Health technology and life sciences firms can access non-dilutive funding through several agencies and components. This panel will include experts from the SBIR/STTR Programs Programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and USAMRMC ( U.S. Army medical topics and the Defense Health Agency), as well as a representative from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). Panelists will walk you through key agency mission areas, important differences between the programs, and how to locate the right funding opportunity for your small business.

Moderator: Darryl Sampey, CEO, BioFactura Inc.
• John "JP" Kim, Director, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, National Institutes of Health
• Ron Kaese, Director, Federal Programs, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
• J.R. Myers, SBIR Project Manager, USAMRMC (U.S. Army Medical and Defense Health Agency SBIR/STTR topics)
• Barry Bogage, Executive Director, Maryland/Israel Development Center
• David Sikora, Acting Director, Program Administration, Department of Defense SBIR/STTR

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Session 8: SMART International Projects for Business Partnerships

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK: 2

Come hear about SMART projects available for your small business in international business
development and other working groups. Join international Embassy leaders discuss a new project for US/Curacoa partnership.

Moderator: Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART
• Ian McDonald, President, Curaçao-Multi Commodities Centre (CMCC) International Project
• Oltmann Siemens, Vice Chairman, C-MCC (Video from Germany)
• Dr. Daniel Johnson, Bahamas LEAP
• George Kearns, Chairman & CEO, Curaçao-Multi Commodities Centre (CMCC) International Project
• Dr. Moulick, CEO, Globe Healer
• Robert Carullo, Italy - SMART

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Business, Banter & Beer Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

Casey's Grill at Clarion

Cocktail reception welcoming SMARTPROC attendees, exhibitors and speakers
Featuring a silent auction to benefit Veterans Families affected by Recent Hurricanes

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Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM EST

KEYNOTE SESSION

SMART brings together experienced leaders, with over 100 years of combined budget and military experience. Leaders and key members of Congress, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Defense, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and US Army Communications and Electronics Command will discuss the budget and priorities for the overall mission.
Moderator: Mr. Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART
Welcome: Elmo J. Rinaldi, SBA Office of Advocacy Region 3, US Small Business Administration
• Senator Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
• Mr. Tommy Marks, SES, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army
• Major General Barbara Holcomb, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
• Mr. Kenyata Wesley, SES, Director, Army Contracting Command – APG
• Mr. Patrick O'Neill, Director, RDECOM - Communications Electronics Research,
Development and Engineering Center

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM EST
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SUPER SESSION 1: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Location: Ballroom A TRACK 1:

The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will illuminate how small business products and services are procured for The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Program leads will describe the challenges of operating within the Army budget constraints and reveal projected contract needs and priorities.

Moderator & Panelist: MG Barbara Holcomb, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

• Ms. Kathleen Berst, Deputy Commander of Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
• Colonel Carl Irvin Shaia, Director of Administration, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
• Colonel Wanda L. Salazar, US Air Force Medical Service Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Programs (CDMRP) (Invited)
• LTC Jamie Anderson, Director, G-3/5, USAMRMC
• Laurie Hovermale, Chief of Business Operations, US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
• Mr. Jerome Maultsby, Assistant Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USARMRMC)

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SUPER SESSION 2: SUPER SESSION TEAM Team Aberdeen Proving Ground: Technology, Modern Warfare and Small Business

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 1:

Joint US Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) and US Army Research,
Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Brief

The role of technology in today’s modern warfare is rapidly expanding. The Army’s premier
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
(C4ISR) capability providers join CECOM and RDECOM to discuss the future acquisition forecast
on Army Streamlining, and how it will affect small business. Senior leaders will provide first-hand
insight into the development of break-through technology for the Soldiers, and how changing
requirements, current operational needs, rapid acquisition, future acquisitions and Army budgetary
constraints will have an impact on the Command.

Moderator & Panelist: Andrea S. Armstrong, Director, OSBP-APG, Office of Small Business Programs, Aberdeen Proving Ground

• Patrick J. O'Neill, Technical Director, US Army Communication-Electronic Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)
• Mr. Joe Bucci, Deputy Program Executive Officer, IEW&S
• Mr. Michael Hedley, Director Business Management Division, PEO C3T
• Dr. Jason Roos, Deputy Executive Officer, JPEO – CBD
•Matt Shoultz, Software Engineering Command (SEC), US Army CECOM
• Gary Salomon, Integrated Logistics Support Center, (ILSC), US Army CECOM

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SESSION 3: Contracting with the Intelligence Community: The Mission Grows as the Budget Shrinks NO RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 1:

Contracting with the Intelligence Community can seem daunting for small business. With more sophisticated threats to our national security from state actors and insiders. The IC has an
increased mission to protect the homeland in a time of budgetary constraints. Contracting with the IC can be challenging in obtaining security clearances and understanding requirements in a
classified environment. This session will discuss the security landscape in an unclass setting to provide small business with an understanding of the threat and needs to complete the mission.

Moderator: Major General Patrick Higgins, US Army Retired, Director Business Development,
Goldbelt, Inc.

• Cathy Smith, Deputy Director, Office of Selective Acquisitions, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (DHS)
• Barry Lake, Chief of Information Assurance Capabilities Program Executive Office, National Security Agency (NSA)
• Karen Mumford, Director Small Business Programs, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
• Martin Barrett, Director of Cyber and Analytics, Lockheed Martin Cyber Solutions

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SESSION 4: Mid-Atlantic Federal & Military Construction: Current and Future Opportunities in a $1Billion Industry

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 1:

With its close proximity to Washington, DC and federal facilities, Maryland is positioned to receive over $1Billion in Federal and Military construction projects in FY18 on installations in the Region. This panel will bring leaders from the USACE, IMCOM, USAF, NAVFAC, GSA and prime contractors to discuss future construction projects, and who has small business goals on current and future opportunities.

Moderator: Ms. Helen Propheter, Executive Director, Frederick County Office of Economic Development

• Mr. Richard Drake, RA, C15 Construction, NAVFAC Washington
• Colonel Edward Chamberlayne, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
• Syretta Dyson-Beusing, US General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU), Office of Customer Care & Outreach, Outreach Manager
• Matt Sellman, Project Manager, Whiting- Turner Contracting Company
• Mark Tomassoni, Business Development Manage, KBR Wyle

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM EST
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 5: Contracting with the Military: Priorities and Budget for FY19 for Small Business

Location: Ballroom A TRACK: 2

The Small Business Offices of key Commands on Installations in Maryland will uncover the Army and Navy small business spend and available opportunities for small business. Learn how to develop your business pipeline, understand the agency forecast and requirements, and increase your Pwin. Discussion of DFAR changes and helpful tips in responding to RFP’s.

Moderator: Peter Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army Medical Command

•David Christ, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Army Research Laboratory
• Harry Shank, (Acting) Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, National Guard Bureau
•Mariana “Mimi” McReal, Small Business Advisor, Navy Medical Logistics Command
•Andrea Armstrong, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army CECOM (Invited)

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 6: Cyber Security: The Administration Has Changed, Threats Remain the Same, Priorities for Mission Critical Systems and Infrastructure – a CISO Panel Discussion NO RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHY

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 2

Cyber Security: The Administration Has Changed, Threats Remain the Same, Priorities for
Mission Critical Systems and Infrastructure – a CISO Panel Discussion
Cyber security priorities have changed as we have transitioned into a new Administration, but the
need for security of big data, cloud storage, continuous monitoring of wired and wireless systems,
and protection from threats to infrastructure have not, if anything, they have vastly increased.
Understanding cyber security in infrastructure from smart buildings to smart cars to smart systems
– technology is outpacing policy and requirements. Requirements are evolving, and will continue
to do so. Your small business needs to be familiar with these changes in critical infrastructure
security. Leading cyber operators, from both government and industry, will provide you with the
information you need to help navigate the future of cyber security and how your business will
move forward and find success in this new territory.

Moderator: Ms. Debbie Burrell, President, Burrell International Group, LLC & SMART

• Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
• Joe Albaugh, Chief Security Officer, Vivint, Inc.
• Rick Mellendick, Chief Security Officer, PIA Achievers, LLC
• Ryan Easton, Manager, Global Defense and Intelligence, Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 7: Prime Contractors & Teaming Agreement: Strategies for Success in Subcontracting from a Prime Contractor- Panel Discussion

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 2

Panel Discussion on Defining Work Share, Post Award Task Orders, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Best Practices

Hear directly from Prime Contractors as they provide information on sub-contracting opportunities,
discuss their top subcontracting NAICS codes tips for teaming agreements, and marketing to
capture post - award task orders. Discussion of IDIQ contracts awards, task orders and teaming
opportunities will provide small business with insight for doing business with Primes and
developing past performance reports. Panelists will discuss mentor- protégé agreements, work
share with subcontractors, benefits for doing business with primes, and helpful tips for small
business subcontracting plans.

Moderator: Frank Blanchard, Public Affairs, Leidos Biomedical

•Patrick Mullin, Sr. Executive Director, APG Operations, Sabre Sytems
•Dr. Harry Modrow, Division Manager, Director, Life Sciences, Leidos, Inc.
•Bob Johnson, Sr Acct Exec./Capture Manager IT Services, KForce Government Solutions (KGS)
•Michael Vogel, Strategic Account Executive, KForce Government Solutions (KGS)

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 8: Federal Healthcare Support Services, Healthcare IT and Medical Research and Development: Understanding Forecast Opportunities, Requirements and Agency Contract Vehicles

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 2

If you want to connect with Federal Agencies and Prime Contractors, it is necessary to understand the unique challenges your small business faces in healthcare and medical R&D. Panelists discuss opportunities set-aside for small business and sub-contracting opportunities with prime contractors in this field, as well as future requirements associated with this industry. Discover the difference between various contract vehicles in use, and how and when these vehicles are used to complete the mission of each agency. Learn how your small business can become a federal market player.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Bosley, President, Goldbelt C6, LLC

• Steve Grumbach, Leidos Biomedical, Inc.
• Annette Owens-Scarboro, Program Manager, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Small Business Programs
• Melissa Starinsky, Director, Office of Acquisition and Grants, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
• Crystal Showell, NCO 5, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

LUNCH

Location: Courtyard Exhibition Hall
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 9: Contracting with the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)

Location: Francis Scott Key Ballroom A TRACK 3

US Army MEDCOM Contracting is a dynamic and influential partner in Army Readiness. This session will provide industry with perspective from Army MEDCOM Contracting senior leaders. The two contracting activities, the US Army Health Contracting Activity (USAHCA), and the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), will expand on medical specialty areas contracted by each. USAHCA is the lead for medical clinicians and ancillary services, medical support, and environment of care services, while USAMRAA is the spear head of medical R&D, and medical materiel development. Panelists will also discuss how small business is incorporated into MEDCOM Contracting as a whole and can provide needed support to their mission to care for the warfighter and their families.

Moderator: Mr. Lamont “Monte” Kapec, Head of the Contracting Activity, US Army Medical Command

• LTC Carl “CJ” Gorkos, US Army Health Contracting Activity
• Peter Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Army Medical Command
• Laurie Hovermale, Chief, Business Operations Division, US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 10: Strategic Sourcing, IDIQ’S and GWAC’s: What You Need to Know to be Successful

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 3

Better Buying Power and streamlining of federal acquisition have impacted opportunities available for small business. Professionals from the government and industry will discuss the future of strategic sourcing and how it will affect small business and contract vehicles. Panelists will show you how to identify the key contract vehicles for your services/products, compete for task orders, enforcement of small business plans, and how to market to IDIQ winners for post award task orders.

Moderator: Beth Fleshman, Battelle
• Darlene Coen, Deputy Program Manager SEWP / NASA
• Robert Burdette, Contract Specialist, National Institutes of Health, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Data Analysis Branch
• Dr. Harry Modrow, Division Manager, Director, Life Sciences, Leidos, Inc.
• Jaclyn Smyth, Director, Strategic Programming Office, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• Alexandra Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive - OASIS and Professional Services Schedule, Director, Professional Services Program Management Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Services, U.S. General Services Administration
• Thomas Gillespie, Director, Information Analysis Centers, Defense Technical Information Center

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 11: Offices of Small Business Programs: Your Resource to Understand the FAR and new Cyber Security Rules, Future Requirements, and Opportunities

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 3

Leaders from various Offices of Small Business Programs, OSDBUs and the SBA come together to explain what the Small Business Office can do for you and why it is important to work with them. Get insight into finding forecasts, understanding missions, contacting program offices, and traditional and non-traditional methods for success. Discover how you should position your company to vie for federal procurements.

Moderator: Tamera Rush, CEO, TENAX Tech

• Kenneth Carkhuff, Director, NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs
• Robert Connolly, Director, Small Business Office, US Department of Justice
• Kevin Boshears, Director, Office of Small Business, Department of Homeland Security
• Syretta Dyson-Beusing U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)
• Jerome Maultsby, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, USAMRMC
• Valerie Robinson, Business Opportunity Specialist, US Small Business Administration, Baltimore District Office
• Kathy Wajer, Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 12: State of Maryland Acquisitions: Understanding Future Requirements and MBE Process as Opportunities for Small Business Increase

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 3

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), State Treasurer’s Office (STO), Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) contract for services, supplies, construction and engineering for the State of Maryland. Learn about Maryland’s procurement process and how to effectively do business within the state.

Moderator: Richard Griffin, Director, Frederick City Office of Economic Development

• Steve Chafitz, President, e-End, USA
• Larrie Bennett, Deputy Director, Office of Procurement and Support Services (OPASS)
• Michael Leahy, Secretary, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) (Invited)
• Ellington Churchill, Secretary, Department of General Services (DGS) (Invited)
• Christy Ervin, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) (Invited)
• Michael Smith, Office of Minority Affairs (Invited)
• Michael Leahy, Secretary, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) (Invited)

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

WINE TASTING & CHEESE NETWORKING RECEPTION

Location Courtyard Exhibit Hall

Showcasing Maryland Wineries: Black Ankle Vineyards and Linganore Winery

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

KEYNOTE KICKOFF of SMART PROC

Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) Small Business Procurement Conference joins federal, state and local government leaders to discuss upcoming business growth opportunities in the region.

Moderator: Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART

Welcome: The Honorable Jan Gardner, Frederick County Executive
• Colonel Scott Halter, Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick, Maryland
• Deputy Secretary Ben Wu, Maryland Department of Commerce
• Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense
• Robb Wong, Assistant Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, US Small Business Administration
• Colonel Scott M. Halter, US Army Garrison Commander, Fort Detrick, Maryland

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 1: Teaming with Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Federal Opportunities: A Guide to Partnerships

Location: Ballroom A TRACK 1:

Tap into partnership opportunities between HBCUs, small businesses and federal agencies. Learn about new R&D and mentor protégé agreements from panelists representing HBCUs in the 4-state region.

Moderator: Jerome Maultsby, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
• Ms. Annette Owens-Scarboro, Director, Small Business Office, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Dr. Anika Bissahoyo, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Bowie State University
• Dr. Victor McCrary, Vice President, Research and Economic Development, Morgan State University
• Dr. Charles Sutton, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Lincoln University

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 2: Proposal Writing I: Small Business RFP Response from the Capture Process, Cross Walking the Proposal, & Compliance – Best Practices to Avoid Common Mistakes

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 1:

Government contract officers and small business liaisons, alike, will benefit from this straight
discussion on how a diminishing federal budget will affect your small business. Implementation of best practices starts with business development, capture management, shredding proposals, gap identification, compliance, pricing and responding to the requirement. Responses to federal and state RFPs from a small business standpoint face many challenges. Business leaders will identify such challenges, provide information on best practices to expand across your business, and address ways to avoid common pitfalls during your bid/no-bid decision making process.

Moderator: JoAnn Brown, Contracts/Subcontracts, Ology Bioservices, Inc., NCMA Member

• Dr. Frank Greco, Greco Research Engineering Company
• Greg McCarthy, CEO, AOC Key Solutions
• Ken Allen, NCMA

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 3: Identifying, Marketing and Shaping Your Business Pipeline

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 1:

Identifying, Marketing and Shaping Your Business Pipeline

The SBA and Maryland PTAC are vital resources for small businesses to successfully compete in the government marketplace.

Moderator: Gloria Berthold Larkin, CEO, TARGET.GOV

• Mary Lee Kolich, Government Contract Counselor, Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center
• Valerie Robinson, Business Opportunity Specialist, Small Business Administration, Baltimore District Office
• Tom Johnson, Set-Aside Alert
• James Bratten, CEO and President, EZGOVOPPS

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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Session 4: SMART Working Groups: Discussion for Small Business

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 1:

SMART Working Groups Discussion for Small Business
Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) is more than SMART PROC. Come join this session to share the SMART focus groups and get plugged in to regional, national and international S&T initiatives

Moderator: Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART

• Infrastructure (A Joint Group Priority Program): Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART
• Advanced Manufacturing: Mike Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
• STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Education/Workforce Development: Tony Fowler, Education Chair, SMART
• Economic Development: Rob Mazzuca, COO, Green Labs Financial
• Veterans Affairs: Mike Ferraro, Chief Door Opener & Founder, Bridging The Gap
• Information Technology (IT) / Modeling & Simulation: John Lacontora, President, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Modeling & Analysis
• Health Care IT: Dr. Moulick, CEO, Globe Healer
• Agriculture / Food Technology: Kevin Doyle, CEO, Envista Farms
• Homeland Security / Cyber: Andrew Brenner, Business Development,
• Defense / Acquisition Reform: Bill Leach, Air Launch & Recovery S&T Director, Naval Air Systems Command

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

SESSION 5: Proposal Writing II: Government Review of Proposals, Management, Compliance and Technical Review: Understanding the Government Perspective

Location: Ballroom A TRACK 2

Contracting Officers from various government entities explain the complexity of RFPs, and the likelihood of your proposal being derailed by overlooking administrative and/or technical requirements.

Moderator: Phil Jaurigue, President and CEO, Sabre Systems, Inc. SMART Board Chairman
• Pete Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Army Medical Command
• Kelly Green, Contracting Officer, USAMRAA Contracting Officer
• Amy Brown, Acquisition Management Liaison Officer, USAMMDA
• James Chestnut, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
• John Murray, NAWCAD Pax SB Professional

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Session 6: Traditional and Non-Traditional Funding Options for Small Business

TRACK 2

Industry experts discuss funding opportunities and requirements related to the various programs. Panelists form traditional and non-traditional institutions will discuss ways to finance your business.

Moderator & Panelist: Richard Lewis, FEC Limited, SMART Member
• James Edmonds, PNC
• Harry Weetenkamp, SVP & Chief Lending Officer, Frederick County Bank
• Craig Engelhaupt, SBA Relationship Manager, Manufacturers & Traders Trust (M&T) Bank
• Besu Feleke, Business Development Officer, Navy Federal Credit Union

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Session 7: SBIR/STTR: Attracting Non-Dilutive Funding for Small Business

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 2

Can your small business achieve mission goals for the Federal Government through disruptive innovation? Together, the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs fund $2.5M in projects each year as "America's Seed Fund." Health technology and life sciences firms can access non-dilutive funding through several agencies and components. This panel will include experts from the SBIR/STTR Programs Programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD), and USAMRMC ( U.S. Army medical topics and the Defense Health Agency), as well as a representative from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). Panelists will walk you through key agency mission areas, important differences between the programs, and how to locate the right funding opportunity for your small business.

Moderator: Darryl Sampey, CEO, BioFactura Inc.
• John "JP" Kim, Director, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, National Institutes of Health
• Ron Kaese, Director, Federal Programs, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
• J.R. Myers, SBIR Project Manager, USAMRMC (U.S. Army Medical and Defense Health Agency SBIR/STTR topics)
• Barry Bogage, Executive Director, Maryland/Israel Development Center
• David Sikora, Acting Director, Program Administration, Department of Defense SBIR/STTR

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3:45 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Session 8: SMART International Projects for Business Partnerships

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK: 2

Come hear about SMART projects available for your small business in international business
development and other working groups. Join international Embassy leaders discuss a new project for US/Curacoa partnership.

Moderator: Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART
• Ian McDonald, President, Curaçao-Multi Commodities Centre (CMCC) International Project
• Oltmann Siemens, Vice Chairman, C-MCC (Video from Germany)
• Dr. Daniel Johnson, Bahamas LEAP
• George Kearns, Chairman & CEO, Curaçao-Multi Commodities Centre (CMCC) International Project
• Dr. Moulick, CEO, Globe Healer
• Robert Carullo, Italy - SMART

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Business, Banter & Beer Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

Casey's Grill at Clarion

Cocktail reception welcoming SMARTPROC attendees, exhibitors and speakers
Featuring a silent auction to benefit Veterans Families affected by Recent Hurricanes

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8:00 AM - 9:15 AM EST

KEYNOTE SESSION

SMART brings together experienced leaders, with over 100 years of combined budget and military experience. Leaders and key members of Congress, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Defense, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and US Army Communications and Electronics Command will discuss the budget and priorities for the overall mission.
Moderator: Mr. Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART
Welcome: Elmo J. Rinaldi, SBA Office of Advocacy Region 3, US Small Business Administration
• Senator Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
• Mr. Tommy Marks, SES, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army
• Major General Barbara Holcomb, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
• Mr. Kenyata Wesley, SES, Director, Army Contracting Command – APG
• Mr. Patrick O'Neill, Director, RDECOM - Communications Electronics Research,
Development and Engineering Center

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9:15 AM - 9:30 AM EST
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SUPER SESSION 1: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)

Location: Ballroom A TRACK 1:

The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will illuminate how small business products and services are procured for The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Program leads will describe the challenges of operating within the Army budget constraints and reveal projected contract needs and priorities.

Moderator & Panelist: MG Barbara Holcomb, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

• Ms. Kathleen Berst, Deputy Commander of Acquisition, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
• Colonel Carl Irvin Shaia, Director of Administration, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
• Colonel Wanda L. Salazar, US Air Force Medical Service Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Programs (CDMRP) (Invited)
• LTC Jamie Anderson, Director, G-3/5, USAMRMC
• Laurie Hovermale, Chief of Business Operations, US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)
• Mr. Jerome Maultsby, Assistant Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USARMRMC)

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SUPER SESSION 2: SUPER SESSION TEAM Team Aberdeen Proving Ground: Technology, Modern Warfare and Small Business

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 1:

Joint US Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) and US Army Research,
Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Brief

The role of technology in today’s modern warfare is rapidly expanding. The Army’s premier
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
(C4ISR) capability providers join CECOM and RDECOM to discuss the future acquisition forecast
on Army Streamlining, and how it will affect small business. Senior leaders will provide first-hand
insight into the development of break-through technology for the Soldiers, and how changing
requirements, current operational needs, rapid acquisition, future acquisitions and Army budgetary
constraints will have an impact on the Command.

Moderator & Panelist: Andrea S. Armstrong, Director, OSBP-APG, Office of Small Business Programs, Aberdeen Proving Ground

• Patrick J. O'Neill, Technical Director, US Army Communication-Electronic Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)
• Mr. Joe Bucci, Deputy Program Executive Officer, IEW&S
• Mr. Michael Hedley, Director Business Management Division, PEO C3T
• Dr. Jason Roos, Deputy Executive Officer, JPEO – CBD
•Matt Shoultz, Software Engineering Command (SEC), US Army CECOM
• Gary Salomon, Integrated Logistics Support Center, (ILSC), US Army CECOM

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SESSION 3: Contracting with the Intelligence Community: The Mission Grows as the Budget Shrinks NO RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHY PERMITTED

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 1:

Contracting with the Intelligence Community can seem daunting for small business. With more sophisticated threats to our national security from state actors and insiders. The IC has an
increased mission to protect the homeland in a time of budgetary constraints. Contracting with the IC can be challenging in obtaining security clearances and understanding requirements in a
classified environment. This session will discuss the security landscape in an unclass setting to provide small business with an understanding of the threat and needs to complete the mission.

Moderator: Major General Patrick Higgins, US Army Retired, Director Business Development,
Goldbelt, Inc.

• Cathy Smith, Deputy Director, Office of Selective Acquisitions, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (DHS)
• Barry Lake, Chief of Information Assurance Capabilities Program Executive Office, National Security Agency (NSA)
• Karen Mumford, Director Small Business Programs, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
• Martin Barrett, Director of Cyber and Analytics, Lockheed Martin Cyber Solutions

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9:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST

SESSION 4: Mid-Atlantic Federal & Military Construction: Current and Future Opportunities in a $1Billion Industry

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 1:

With its close proximity to Washington, DC and federal facilities, Maryland is positioned to receive over $1Billion in Federal and Military construction projects in FY18 on installations in the Region. This panel will bring leaders from the USACE, IMCOM, USAF, NAVFAC, GSA and prime contractors to discuss future construction projects, and who has small business goals on current and future opportunities.

Moderator: Ms. Helen Propheter, Executive Director, Frederick County Office of Economic Development

• Mr. Richard Drake, RA, C15 Construction, NAVFAC Washington
• Colonel Edward Chamberlayne, District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
• Syretta Dyson-Beusing, US General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU), Office of Customer Care & Outreach, Outreach Manager
• Matt Sellman, Project Manager, Whiting- Turner Contracting Company
• Mark Tomassoni, Business Development Manage, KBR Wyle

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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM EST
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 5: Contracting with the Military: Priorities and Budget for FY19 for Small Business

Location: Ballroom A TRACK: 2

The Small Business Offices of key Commands on Installations in Maryland will uncover the Army and Navy small business spend and available opportunities for small business. Learn how to develop your business pipeline, understand the agency forecast and requirements, and increase your Pwin. Discussion of DFAR changes and helpful tips in responding to RFP’s.

Moderator: Peter Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army Medical Command

•David Christ, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Army Research Laboratory
• Harry Shank, (Acting) Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, National Guard Bureau
•Mariana “Mimi” McReal, Small Business Advisor, Navy Medical Logistics Command
•Andrea Armstrong, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, US Army CECOM (Invited)

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 6: Cyber Security: The Administration Has Changed, Threats Remain the Same, Priorities for Mission Critical Systems and Infrastructure – a CISO Panel Discussion NO RECORDING OR PHOTOGRAPHY

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 2

Cyber Security: The Administration Has Changed, Threats Remain the Same, Priorities for
Mission Critical Systems and Infrastructure – a CISO Panel Discussion
Cyber security priorities have changed as we have transitioned into a new Administration, but the
need for security of big data, cloud storage, continuous monitoring of wired and wireless systems,
and protection from threats to infrastructure have not, if anything, they have vastly increased.
Understanding cyber security in infrastructure from smart buildings to smart cars to smart systems
– technology is outpacing policy and requirements. Requirements are evolving, and will continue
to do so. Your small business needs to be familiar with these changes in critical infrastructure
security. Leading cyber operators, from both government and industry, will provide you with the
information you need to help navigate the future of cyber security and how your business will
move forward and find success in this new territory.

Moderator: Ms. Debbie Burrell, President, Burrell International Group, LLC & SMART

• Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
• Joe Albaugh, Chief Security Officer, Vivint, Inc.
• Rick Mellendick, Chief Security Officer, PIA Achievers, LLC
• Ryan Easton, Manager, Global Defense and Intelligence, Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 7: Prime Contractors & Teaming Agreement: Strategies for Success in Subcontracting from a Prime Contractor- Panel Discussion

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 2

Panel Discussion on Defining Work Share, Post Award Task Orders, Mentor Protégé Agreements and Best Practices

Hear directly from Prime Contractors as they provide information on sub-contracting opportunities,
discuss their top subcontracting NAICS codes tips for teaming agreements, and marketing to
capture post - award task orders. Discussion of IDIQ contracts awards, task orders and teaming
opportunities will provide small business with insight for doing business with Primes and
developing past performance reports. Panelists will discuss mentor- protégé agreements, work
share with subcontractors, benefits for doing business with primes, and helpful tips for small
business subcontracting plans.

Moderator: Frank Blanchard, Public Affairs, Leidos Biomedical

•Patrick Mullin, Sr. Executive Director, APG Operations, Sabre Sytems
•Dr. Harry Modrow, Division Manager, Director, Life Sciences, Leidos, Inc.
•Bob Johnson, Sr Acct Exec./Capture Manager IT Services, KForce Government Solutions (KGS)
•Michael Vogel, Strategic Account Executive, KForce Government Solutions (KGS)

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST

SESSION 8: Federal Healthcare Support Services, Healthcare IT and Medical Research and Development: Understanding Forecast Opportunities, Requirements and Agency Contract Vehicles

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 2

If you want to connect with Federal Agencies and Prime Contractors, it is necessary to understand the unique challenges your small business faces in healthcare and medical R&D. Panelists discuss opportunities set-aside for small business and sub-contracting opportunities with prime contractors in this field, as well as future requirements associated with this industry. Discover the difference between various contract vehicles in use, and how and when these vehicles are used to complete the mission of each agency. Learn how your small business can become a federal market player.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Bosley, President, Goldbelt C6, LLC

• Steve Grumbach, Leidos Biomedical, Inc.
• Annette Owens-Scarboro, Program Manager, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Small Business Programs
• Melissa Starinsky, Director, Office of Acquisition and Grants, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
• Crystal Showell, NCO 5, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

LUNCH

Location: Courtyard Exhibition Hall
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 9: Contracting with the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)

Location: Francis Scott Key Ballroom A TRACK 3

US Army MEDCOM Contracting is a dynamic and influential partner in Army Readiness. This session will provide industry with perspective from Army MEDCOM Contracting senior leaders. The two contracting activities, the US Army Health Contracting Activity (USAHCA), and the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), will expand on medical specialty areas contracted by each. USAHCA is the lead for medical clinicians and ancillary services, medical support, and environment of care services, while USAMRAA is the spear head of medical R&D, and medical materiel development. Panelists will also discuss how small business is incorporated into MEDCOM Contracting as a whole and can provide needed support to their mission to care for the warfighter and their families.

Moderator: Mr. Lamont “Monte” Kapec, Head of the Contracting Activity, US Army Medical Command

• LTC Carl “CJ” Gorkos, US Army Health Contracting Activity
• Peter Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Army Medical Command
• Laurie Hovermale, Chief, Business Operations Division, US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 10: Strategic Sourcing, IDIQ’S and GWAC’s: What You Need to Know to be Successful

Location: Ballroom B TRACK 3

Better Buying Power and streamlining of federal acquisition have impacted opportunities available for small business. Professionals from the government and industry will discuss the future of strategic sourcing and how it will affect small business and contract vehicles. Panelists will show you how to identify the key contract vehicles for your services/products, compete for task orders, enforcement of small business plans, and how to market to IDIQ winners for post award task orders.

Moderator: Beth Fleshman, Battelle
• Darlene Coen, Deputy Program Manager SEWP / NASA
• Robert Burdette, Contract Specialist, National Institutes of Health, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Data Analysis Branch
• Dr. Harry Modrow, Division Manager, Director, Life Sciences, Leidos, Inc.
• Jaclyn Smyth, Director, Strategic Programming Office, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
• Alexandra Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive - OASIS and Professional Services Schedule, Director, Professional Services Program Management Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Services, U.S. General Services Administration
• Thomas Gillespie, Director, Information Analysis Centers, Defense Technical Information Center

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 11: Offices of Small Business Programs: Your Resource to Understand the FAR and new Cyber Security Rules, Future Requirements, and Opportunities

Location: Ballroom C/D TRACK 3

Leaders from various Offices of Small Business Programs, OSDBUs and the SBA come together to explain what the Small Business Office can do for you and why it is important to work with them. Get insight into finding forecasts, understanding missions, contacting program offices, and traditional and non-traditional methods for success. Discover how you should position your company to vie for federal procurements.

Moderator: Tamera Rush, CEO, TENAX Tech

• Kenneth Carkhuff, Director, NAVAIR Office of Small Business Programs
• Robert Connolly, Director, Small Business Office, US Department of Justice
• Kevin Boshears, Director, Office of Small Business, Department of Homeland Security
• Syretta Dyson-Beusing U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)
• Jerome Maultsby, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, USAMRMC
• Valerie Robinson, Business Opportunity Specialist, US Small Business Administration, Baltimore District Office
• Kathy Wajer, Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

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1:15 PM - 2:30 PM EST

SESSION 12: State of Maryland Acquisitions: Understanding Future Requirements and MBE Process as Opportunities for Small Business Increase

Location: Ballroom E/F TRACK 3

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), State Treasurer’s Office (STO), Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) contract for services, supplies, construction and engineering for the State of Maryland. Learn about Maryland’s procurement process and how to effectively do business within the state.

Moderator: Richard Griffin, Director, Frederick City Office of Economic Development

• Steve Chafitz, President, e-End, USA
• Larrie Bennett, Deputy Director, Office of Procurement and Support Services (OPASS)
• Michael Leahy, Secretary, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) (Invited)
• Ellington Churchill, Secretary, Department of General Services (DGS) (Invited)
• Christy Ervin, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) (Invited)
• Michael Smith, Office of Minority Affairs (Invited)
• Michael Leahy, Secretary, Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) (Invited)

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

WINE TASTING & CHEESE NETWORKING RECEPTION

Location Courtyard Exhibit Hall

Showcasing Maryland Wineries: Black Ankle Vineyards and Linganore Winery

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