National Small Business Conference

"Meeting DoD/DHS Mission Needs in the 21st Century"

8 - 10 May 2006

Newport, RI


Keynote Speaker:

  • Mr. Blaise Durante, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, United States Department of the Air Force

"NAVSEA PEO Submarines - Technology Insertion"

Women in Defense (WID) Breakfast, Sponsored by SAIC

Raytheon Executive Address:

  • Mr. Daniel Smith, Vice President, Raytheon Company; President, Integrated Defense Systems

Panel: Program Manager's Perspective on Small Business Contributions to Major Programs

Small Business Success Story Panel

  • Mr. Jay Boyce, Foster-Miller, Inc.
  • Mr. Knob Moses, Vice President, Operations, Government & Industrial Robotics, iRobot

New England Military Installation Panel: "2006 & Beyond - Base Vision and Acquisition Outlook"


Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A: Small Business Innovation Research

Breakout Session B: Special Topics
Moderator: Mr. Ron Perlman, Buchanan Ingersoll, PC

  • Mr. Charlie Summers, Jr., Regional Administrator, US Small Business Association
  • Mr. Ralph Thomas, III, Former Asst. Administrator, NASA Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization; Special Counsel to the Government Contracts Section of Buchanan Ingersoll
  • Mr. Rich Ramirez, Senior Business Advisor, Center for Veterans Enterprise (COVE), US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • "What Strategic and Financial Buyers Seek When Acquiring Small Businesses": Mr. Nick Howland, Associate, DFI International

Breakout Session C: Adding Value

  • Adding Value 1: Protecting IP Assets When Contracting with the Federal Government
  • Adding Value 2: Managing Up: Maximizing the Prime-Subcontractor Relationship
  • Adding Value 3: Building Shareholder Value for Successful Exit
  • Adding Value 4: Embracing Business Development: Marketing Your Company in the Federal Marketplace

Breakout Session D: Business Opportunity Networking