AFCEA International Chapter News
BELVOIR CHAPTER CHAPTER - Dec 06, 2018

Small Business Source Selection and Proposal Evaluation Panel

The chapter hosted a small business networking event in December featuring a panel discussion on source selection and proposal evaluation. Moderated by Reena Bhatia, chief proposal architect at ProposalHelper, panelists answered tough questions and provided the unvarnished truth about all manners of acquisition strategy and source selection topics affecting the Department of Defense (DoD) and its industry partners. Panel members included Evelyn DePalma, who served as director of procurement for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) from 2002-2008 before launching her own business, EMD ProConsulting LLC; Rob Stewart, Jr., who worked in acquisition capacities across many DoD agencies, including as director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Office of Small Business Programs, as a U.S. Air Force Procurement Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense acquisition community, and in the U.S. Navy, before launching Federal Government Experts; and Jim Kline, who served as Director of Operations for U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) from 2011-2017, a role in which he supported more than 35 organizations by overseeing day-to-day business operations and contracts sustaining a 2,500+ person organization that executes nearly 30% of the Army's IT budget, before founding Nine Dots LLC. The chapter hosts monthly luncheons and frequent small business networking events throughout the year, as well as special events such as AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days, taking place on March 21-22, 2019 at Gaylord National Harbor outside of Washington, DC. To learn about other upcoming small business networking events, contact Eric P. Strauss at eric.strauss@logc2.com or visit the AFCEA Belvoir Chapter website.

Event Photographs:

During the event in December, the small business panel (l-r) Reena Bhatia, Rob Stewart, Evelyn DePalma and Jim Kline answer questions and provide the unvarnished truth about all manners of acquisition strategy and source selection topics affecting the Department of Defense and its industry partners.
During the event in December, the small business panel (l-r) Reena Bhatia, Rob Stewart, Evelyn DePalma and Jim Kline answer questions and provide the unvarnished truth about all manners of acquisition strategy and source selection topics affecting the Department of Defense and its industry partners.
Chapter members listening intently to the small business panel discussion on source selection and proposal evaluation in December.
Chapter members listening intently to the small business panel discussion on source selection and proposal evaluation in December.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Andi Fehl
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