DoD's Small Business Training Week 2023

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is excited to announce that Small Business Training Week 2023 (SBTW23) reconvenes in-person on June 20-23, 2023, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Small businesses experienced numerous, devastating setbacks in the last few years. During these years, we focused on rebuilding, expanding, and diversifying the Defense Industrial Base. The federal acquisition workforce will engage in a week of training sponsored by the DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) in collaboration with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SBTW23 will feature sessions about enhanced acquisition strategies, legislative and regulatory updates, and how to rebuild the defense industrial base utilizing critical HUBZone, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, Women-Owned Small Businesses, and more. Join us to cultivate and strengthen relationships with other professionals that can be leveraged long after the event ends.


The four-day training culminates in the Vanguard Awards ceremony, a celebration recognizing outstanding achievements by Small Business Professionals.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Attend SBTW23 for a distinguished roster of energizing speakers and to participate in skill-building workshops led by respected experts from DoD support and service agencies.


Speakers include:

Kimberly Buehler
SES Director
Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army, Department of Defense


Isabella Casillas Guzman
Small Business Administration - INVITED


Mistress of Ceremony - Dr. Jacqueline Charles
Associate Director
Policy/Legislative Affairs/Workforce Division, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense


Dr. Ruby Crenshaw-Lawrence
Associate Director
Office of Small Business Programs & Industry Engagements, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, Department of Defense


Dwight Deneal
Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Defense


Farooq Mitha
Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense


John Perkins
Veterans Small Business Certification Program, Small Business Administration

Mary Kathryn Robinson
Contract Policy in the office of the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Department of Defense


Melinda Woods
Industry, Innovation & Analysis, Project Spectrum

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Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, DOD & Military, Dept of Commerce, GSA, Other Federal Agencies, Federal Government

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Tue-Fri, Jun 20-23, 2023

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Davis Management Group, Inc.
Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs

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