12th Annual Small Business Conference

"Partnering For Success: Small Business & The Military"

12 - 13 November 2008

Tysons Corner, VA


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Update on the State of the Army Small Business Program

  • Ms. Tracey L. Pinson, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army

Outlook for the Economy and Considerations for Business

  • Dr. Christian Lundblad, Edward M. O'Herron Distinguished Scholar & Associate Professor of Finance, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kennan-Flagler Business School


Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Keys to Small Business Success"

Panel: "Assistance and Opportunities"

  • "Future Combat Systems (FCS)"
    • Mr. Steve Marion, Senior Program, Supplier Management and Procurement, Future Combat Systems (FCS), The Boeing Company
  • "Department of Homeland Security"

The New Army Contracting Command (ACC)

Need Personnel? - Experienced Veterans Available


Breakout Sessions - Special Interest Topics
Preparing Your Proposals to Win More Contracts

  • Mr. Robert Spitzbarth, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Center, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command

Industry Partnership Opportunities with AMC

  • Mr. Luis E. Garcia-Baco, Director, Industrial Base Capabilities, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Business Transformation, G-7, HQs AMC

Transforming to State-of-the-Art Manufacturing

  • Mr. John S. VanKirk, President and CEO, National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)

IT Business Opportunities

  • Ms. Simone Jackson, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Contracting Command - Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4)

Future Combat Systems - Business Opportunities

  • Ms. Audry Musgrove, Lead Small Business Liaison Officer, Future Combat Systems, The Boeing Company

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Opportunities

What You Need to Know Before You Team/Partner

  • Ms. January Dennison, Chief Executive Officer and President, Technology Research Consultants, Inc.

Tips and Opportunities Available for Small Businesses

  • Mr. Jim Regan, Executive Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program, George Mason University

Marketing a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

  • Ms. Michelle Currier, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Enterprise and Installation Operations

AMC Small Business Program, Supporting the Warfighter

  • Ms. Kathryn Condon, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command