9th Annual Army Small Business Conference

"Army & Small Business: A Winning Partnership"

2 - 3 November 2005

McLean, VA

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Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Opening Remarks:

Continuing Opportunities for Small Business

Update on the State of the Army Small Business Program

  • Ms. Tracey L. Pinson, Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary of the Army


Thursday, November 3, 2005

The Outlook for the US Economy

Panel: "Industry Insights"

  • Operating & Marketing Your Small Business for Success, Ms. Madhu Beriwal, President, Innovative Emergency Management, Inc.
  • Performance Based Acquisition: Making it Real, Mr. Shaw Cohe, Senior Principal for Defense, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.

Panel: "Challenges & Opportunities"

  • Guidelines for Partnering/Teaming and Getting Credit as a Small Business, Ms. Denise Benjamin, Assistant General Counsel for Contracting, Office of General Counsel, SBA
  • Business Opportuniteis with Future Combat Systems, Mr. John Kelley, Director, FCS Supplier Management, The Boeing Company
  • Update on HUBZone Program, Mr. Michael McHale, Associate Administrator for HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program, SBA

Breakout Sessions:

  • What You Need to Know Before You Team/Partner, Ms. January Dennison, President Technology Resource Consultants
  • Tips and Opportunities Available for Small Business, Mr. Jim Regan, Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program, GMU
  • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Opportunities, Ms. Susan Nichols, Program Manager and Major Kenneth Strayer, Deputy Program Manager, SBIR US Army RDEC
  • The Route to ISO 9000 Qualification, Ms. Joan Ales, Chief, Weapons Product Quality Management Barnch, US Army RDEC and Mr. Jay Jacobowitz, Team Leader,National Logistics Qualification Office, AMC

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