NDIA Washington, DC Chapter Small Business Event to support dialogue with the U.S. Government

The Business Climate for Small Businesses Operating in National Security Environment in a Trump Presidency

~ A meeting set-up by the NDIA DC Chapter to support dialogue with the USG ~




7:00 AM      Registration


7:30 AM      Executive Summary of Changes in Small Business Regulation


7:50 AM      Update on NDIA Activities: Mr. Frank Michael, Senior Vice President, Program Development, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) (Confirmed)


8:00 AM      Introduction:  Mr. Joe Lissenden, President, NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter (Confirmed)


8:10 AM      Keynote Speaker:  Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) (Confirmed) has been active in seeking a business environment conducive to growth for all businesses, but specifically in the national security space.  The congresswoman will share where she feels are the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for small businesses in a Trump Administration.




10:00 AM     Executive Branch Perspective:  Ms. Linda McMahon, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) (INVITED) has been asked to share her vision for what business environment she is seeking to foster and share how she sees this playing out over the next few congressional cycles.


10:15 AM     PEO Perspective: •Alex Smerchansky Executive Director, NAVSEA; and Army PEO EIS


11:00 AM     Changes Homeland Security has made to Small Business:  Mr. Kevin Boshears, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Homeland Security, Small Business Programs (INVITED)  Mr. Boshears has enacted many of the changes at the DHS that are coming to the DoD and will share the intent of the changes, timelines and challenges.


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Government Implementation Panel:  Government small business reps noted below have been asked to provide their perspective on ease and challenges of implementing the changes proffered in NDAA 2017/’18 and their thoughts on opportunities and procurements over the next 5 years.

  • DON OSBP - Ms. Emily Harman, Director, Small Business Office (Confirmed)
  • USARMY – Mr. Tommy Marks, Director, Small Business Office (Confirmed)
  • USAF – Ms. Valerie Muck, Director, Small Business Office (Invited)
  • OSD OSBP– Mr. Gary Motsek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Program Support (Invited)
  • ONR – Ms. Brenda Pickett, Associate Director of Small Business (Invited)
  • OUSD AT&L MIBP – Dr. John McGinn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Invited)
  • Panel Moderator:  Mr. Ronald Poussard, National Chair of Small Business Council (Confirmed)


12:30 – 1:00 PM        LUNCH:  On your own


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM    Panel:  Discovery of Potential impact to Corporate Strategy:  Practicians will share how they believe these changes will impact business strategies.

  • Mr. Andrew Bagni - General Dynamics Mission Systems (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Mike Janeway – Founder, Potomac Ridge Holdings, LLC (Confirmed)
  • Ms. Mary Lockhart – CEO, PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Bill Kuker – EVP, Klas Telecom (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Paul Wilkinson – SVP, Business Development of 1901 Group (Confirmed)
  • Panel Moderator: Mr. Felix Boccadoro, Principal, Felix Associates, LLC (Confirmed)


2:00 PM  Methods / Considerations on how Large Businesses can effectively leverage Small Businesses: Mr. Felix Boccadoro, Principal, Felix Associates, LLC (Confirmed)


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements for Federal Government Contract Work – ‘Dos and Don’ts:  Mr. David C. Cully (Confirmed) & Mr. Ronald S. Perlman (Confirmed), Partners & Attorney at Law, Holland & Knight LLP

Relevant Government Agencies

Federal Government

Mon, Jun 19, 2017, 7:30am - 3:30pm


Government:  $0.00
Small Business:  $250.00

2201 Cooperative Way
Herndon, VA 20171
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