Small Business Symposium

 

Department of the Navy

Office of Small Business Program's

Fifth Annual Blue Coast**

"Celebrating 100 Years of Naval Aviation"

 

Tuesday, May 10 - Wednesday, May 11

 

Your Navy Blue Coast Symposium registration includes:

  • Blue Coast Small Business Symposium registration
  • Joint Warfighting Conference registration
  • Continental Breakfast on exhibit floor (both days)
  • Keynote Luncheon  (both days)
  • AFCEA Small Business Networking Reception (Tuesday)
  • Technology Reception on exhibit floor (Wednesday)
  • DON Matchmaking Sessions

 

Early Bird Registration through April 12th: $99

Regular Registration: $139

 

On-site registration available on a space available basis

at the Navy Blue Coast registration desk.

 

(**Separate Blue Coast registration is required.)

 

 

About the Symposium:

Join us for this small business training symposium conveniently co-located with the Joint Warfighting Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This unique, inclusive format allows small businesses the opportunity to maximize their time by attending small business educational sessions and participating in a larger conference and exhibition as well.

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum to educate, guide and assist small businesses in working with the federal government on the East Coast. It is geared not only to those who currently do business directly with the government, but to all relevant businesses, including those already working with the Navy. Speakers and topics are specifically chosen to be pertinent to companies interested in doing business with the government. Offerings are included for all experience levels, from novice to seasoned small businesses. Plenary sessions with guest speakers are combined with break-out sessions addressing an assortment of related topics. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking including a matchmaking event with representatives from both government and large prime contractors.

 

Agenda:

 

Tuesday, May 10

 

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Joint Warfighting Kickoff Address

LtGen Robert E. Schmidle, Jr., USMC

Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break

 

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level
Plenary Address – Department of the Navy Blue Coast Symposium Welcome

Mr. Seán Crean

Director, Office of Small Business Programs

Department of the Navy

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level

Plenary Address – United States Navy Command
VADM David Architzel, USN

Commander, Naval Air Systems Command

 

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level

Plenary Session – Better Buying Power Initiatives

Mr. James E. Thomsen

Principal Civilian Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition Workforce)

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level
Plenary Session – Navy Vision

Mr. Seán Crean

Director, Office of Small Business Programs

Department of the Navy

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Joint Warfighting Luncheon Address with Keynote Speaker (Required ticket included with Blue Coast registration.)

ADM John C. Harvey, Jr., USN
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Lunch sponsored by

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dessert in Exhibit Hall (Required ticket included with Blue Coast registration.)

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level

Plenary Session - Legislative Update

Mr. John Ralston
Associate Counsel

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)

 

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Break

 

2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Suite 4DE - second level

Matchmaking with the Government Agencies

An opportunity to meet with representatives from the Navy Commands

as well as other Federal government agencies

 

2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Suite 5 - second level

Breakout Sessions

Breakout A

Moderator: Ms. Faye Esaias

Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

 

Developing a Winning Proposal

Information on how to successfully respond to government solicitations.

Ms. Diane Thornewell

Supervisory Contract Specialist, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

 

Breakout B

Moderator: Ms. Oreta Stinson

Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

Mentor – Protégé Program

Information on the Department of the Navy’s Mentor- Protégé Program and showcases the 2011 DON Nunn Perry Award winner.

Mr. Vernon Reid

Senior Business Process Consultant, SAIC

Mr. Brad Kordic

Vice President of Business Development, Engineering/Remediation Resources Group (ERRG)

 

Breakout C

Moderator: Ms. Susan Burrows

Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Naval Supply Systems Command

Strategic Sourcing and Small Business

An overview of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative and the Navy’s role in implementation. Key information will be provided regarding existing strategic contracts and methodology utilized to determine contract structure and type. Learn how your small business can find opportunities for Navy commodity purchases in the future.

Mr. Jamey Halke

Procurement Analyst, Naval Supply Systems Command

Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems

 

3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Break

 

3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Suite 5 - second level

Breakout Sessions

Breakout D

Moderator: Mr. Dave Dawson

Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Marine Corps Systems Command

Fundamental Building Blocks for Accounting Systems

What the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) looks for in an acceptable accounting system.

Ms. Sharon Horne, CPA

Branch Manager, Hampton Roads Office, Defense Contract Audit Agency

 

Breakout E

Moderator: Ms. Alyse Bullock

Assistant Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

How to Identify Opportunities using Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG)

Learn how to small business can use FPDS-NG for strategic business planning.

Ms. Linda Owen

Procurement Counselor, George Mason University Hampton Roads Procurement Technical

Assistance Center

 

Breakout F

Moderator: Mr. Stanley Daise

Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Marine Corps Installations and Logistics

How the Federal Budget Process impacts Small Business

Gain a better understanding of how the federal budget is developed and used to acquire goods and services for Sailors and Marines.

Mr. William Stringer

Director, Installations and Logistics Department, Logistics Support Resources Branch, United States Marine Corps Headquarters

 

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Suite 5 lobby - second level
AFCEA Small Business Networking Reception

Reception sponsored by

 

 

Wednesday, May 11

 

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

 

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Joint Warfighting Plenary Address

The Honorable Michael W. Wynne
former Secretary of the Air Force

 

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level
Plenary Session - SECNAV/MOU

Mr. Ahson Wardak
Senior Advisor, Office of Investment and Innovation

U.S. Small Business Administration

 

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level
Plenary Session
How Small Business helps Naval Aviation Succeed

RDML Randolf L. Mahr
Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

 

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level
Plenary Session – Long Range Acquisition Forecast Estimates

Ms. Emily Harman
Associate Director, Navy Small Business Programs, Naval Air Systems Command

Ms. Barbara Taylor

Deputy Director, Navy Small Business Programs, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ballroom 1 - first level
Plenary Session – Industry Prime Contractor Panel Discussion

Ms. Ludmilla Parnell

Director, Small Business Partnerships, General Dynamics Information Technology

Mr. Vernon Reid

Senior Business Process Consultant, SAIC

Ms. Robyn Snyder

Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Lockheed Martin MS2, Undersea Systems

 

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Joint Warfighting Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (Required ticket included with Blue Coast registration.)

GEN Raymond T. Odierno, USA

Commander
U.S. Joint Forces Command

 

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Dessert in Exhibit Hall (Required ticket included with Blue Coast registration.)

 

2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Suite 4DE - second level

Matchmaking with Large Business Primes

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet large primes contracting with the Navy.

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Suite 5 - second level

Breakout Sessions

Breakout A

Moderator: Ms. Katherine Rachubinski

Associate Director, Navy Small Business Programs, Naval Inventory Control Point

Successful Small Business Forum I 

This is an interactive session designed for small businesses to discover how they can enhance their ability to succeed from those who have.

Mr. Tom Sanders

Managing Director, Coherent Technical Services, Inc.

Mr. Daniel V. Kearns

President, BH Aircraft

Mr. Jim Lavoie

Chief Executive Officer, Rite Solutions

 

Breakout B

Moderator: Mr. Reggie Joslin

Small Business Specialist, Navy Small Business Programs, Naval Sea Systems Command

 

Navigating Seaport-e as a Prime or Subcontractor

Understand how the Navy uses Seaport-e as a primary contract vehicle and what small business needs to know to become competitive to be a part of it.

Ms. Stacy McQuage

Contracting Officer, Naval Sea Systems Command

 

Breakout C

Moderator: Ms. Susan Burrows

Associate Director, Navy Small Business Programs, Naval Supply Systems Command

 

Small Business Resource Panel

This session will provide an overview from various agencies and organizations that provide assistance to Small Businesses to navigate and understand the Federal purchasing environment.  The panel will discuss basic steps to success and the services they provide to educate and support businesses in their quest for government contract awards.

Ms. Linda Owen

Procurement Counselor, George Mason University Hampton Roads Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Ms. Tammy Proffitt

Business Specialist, Richmond District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Ms. Helena Koch

Regional Small Business Director

General Services Administration

Ms. Octavia Turner

Procurement Center Representative

U.S. Small Business Administration

3:20 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Break

 

3:35 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Suite 5 - second level

Breakout Sessions

Breakout D

Moderator: Mr. Brad Taylor

Associate Director, Navy Small Business Programs, Military Sealift Command

 

Successful Small Business Forum II

An interactive session designed for small businesses to discover how they can enhance their ability to succeed from those who have.

Ms. Carol Curtis

President, Noah Enterprises

Mr. Walter Dixon

President, Thermcor, Inc.

Mr. John Kenyon

Operations Manager, Wolf Creek Fabrication

 

Breakout E

Moderator: Ms. Brenda Pickett

Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Office of Naval Research

Doing Business with Strategic Systems Programs & the Office of Naval Research

How to do business with two of the Navy’s unique acquisition commands.

Mr. Gerald Miskelly

Head of Contracts, Strategic Systems Programs

Ms. Jenny Rieck Kranz

Contracting Officer, Strategic Systems Programs

Ms. Susan Paolini

Contracting Officer, Brand Head, Office of Naval Research

 

Breakout F

How to engage in Construction and Design with the Navy

Information on how to do business with Naval Facilities Engineering Command. 

Ms. Barbara Taylor

Deputy Director, Navy Small Business Programs, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

 

Matchmaking:

 

Matchmaking appointments are set and conducted by the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs staff. Matchmaking participation is reserved exclusively for Navy Blue Coast Conference registrants.The matchmaking activity will take place in Suites 4DE (second level) on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:45 pm. Navy representatives will be available to direct you to your assigned appointments.

Appointments will be set onsite by the DON OSBP staff beginning on Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. outside of Ballroom 1 (lower level).. Tuesday’s matchmaking will focus on Government agencies and Wednesday’s will focus on Large Business Primes. 

 If you are a prime contractor or government representative that wishes to participate but has not yet been in contact with the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs, please speak to the Department of the Navy staff on-site to express your interest. Staff members will be available at the information tables outside Ballroom 1 during the conference.

The point of contact is Ms. Juanita Mathis.  Please direct matchmaking questions directly to Ms. Mathis at (202) 685-6313 or Juanita.mathis.ctr@navy.mil.

Government and Prime Participants:

Government

Marine Corps Systems Command

MARCORSYSCOM

Naval Inventory Control Point

NAVICP

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVAIR

Naval Supply Systems Command

NAVSUP

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command

NAVFAC

Office of Naval Research

ONR

Naval Sea Systems Command

NAVSEA

Space and Naval Warfare

SPAWAR

GMU PTAC

 

SBA

 

U.S. Air Force

 

Mission Installation Contracting Command Center

ARMY

US Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center

SFLC

 

Prime Contractors

Northrop Grumman

SAIC

LMCO

General Dynamics Information Tech.

BAE Systems

CSC

Boeing

Raytheon

DCS Corporation

CSSS.Net

Virtexco Corp

S.B. Ballard Construction Co

UNiSYS

HP Enterprise Services

 

Hotel and Travel:

Visit the JointWarfighting Hotel and Travel page for directions and information on accommodations. Please reference the "Joint Warfighting" rate when contacting hotels.

 

Dress:


All Navy Blue Coast events are business dress. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day for all events.

 

Questions:

Please contact Dawn Falsinotti via email or at 703-631-6190.

 

About the Department of the Navy

Office of Small Business Programs:

The Department of the Navy embraces a culture that recognizes the critical role of small business in supporting our objective of "Building the Navy - Marine Corps Force for tomorrow". The Department of the Navy has a decentralized procurement structure that purchased approximately $80 billion in goods and services during fiscal year 2010. Each of the Department's Contracting Commands is responsible for acquiring the goods and services to fulfill its mission to support the Department of the Navy at sea, in the air, and on land. Each Contracting Command has an Associate Director for Small Business Programs that serves as the focal point for small business procurement opportunities.

The Navy has eleven Major Contracting Commands:

  • Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Military Sealift Command
  • Naval Air Systems Command
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Naval Inventory Control Point
  • Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Naval Supply Systems Command
  • Office of Naval Research
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
  • Strategic Systems Programs

The Navy Office of Small Business Programs is a policy office that develops legislative initiatives, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) cases, and other policy initiatives designed to assist small businesses in entering the Navy contracting marketplace. The Navy has and will continue to support small business participation as both prime and subcontractors.

The Department of the Navy embraces the critical role of small businesses in maintaining the strength of our naval capability and the nation's economy by focusing on leadership, teamwork, customer service, and mutually beneficial partnerships.

 

On-site registration available on a space available basis

at the Navy Blue Coast registration desk.

 

**Separate registration required.

Refund policy:

Refund requests must be received in writing. Refunds are available through April 29, 2011. Substitutions are highly encouraged and always welcome. Contact Dawn Falsinotti with questions via email or at 703-631-6190.


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