AFCEA International Chapter News
BELVOIR CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 09, 2019

Annual DLA IT Acquisition Small Business Networking Event is a Success

In May, the chapter hosted its Fifth Annual Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) IT Acquisition Small Business (SB) Networking Event. The sold-out event featured Chris Hall, deputy director, DLA Office of SB Programs; Michael Yacobacci, division chief, IT Services, DLA Contracting Services Office-Philadelphia (DCSO-P); and John Fafara, division chief, Strategic Programs, DCSO-P. Hall discussed DLA's mission to manage the end-to-end global supply chain to sustain warfighter readiness. Employing more than 27,000 people, DLA had revenues in fiscal year 2018 of $39 billion. DLA manages more than $150 billion in active contracts, holds responsibility for nearly 98 percent of military service consumables and buys from more than 12,000 suppliers. In FY 2018, DLA awarded more than $15 billion in contracts to small businesses. Yacobacci and Fafara discussed the DLA J-6 Enterprise Technology Services (JETS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which recently surpassed the $1 billion mark with more than 178 requirements awarded-the majority going to small businesses. They also provided updates on future enhancements to the IDIQ contract. The IDIQ vehicle is now open to use by all Defense Department Agencies. The speakers also detailed the benefits of the DLA JETS IDIQ, which include a minimal fee, decentralized ordering, an expedited acquisition process and a JETS website containing ordering procedures and acquisition templates to further streamline the process. Slides from the event can be found at the chapter website:

https://belvoir.afceachapters.org/past-events

Event Photographs:

Eric Strauss, chapter vice president, small business, poses with (l-r) Michael Yacobacci, division chief, IT Services, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Contracting Services Office–Philadelphia (DCSO-P); John Fafara, division chief, Strategic Programs, DCSO-P; and Chris Hall, deputy director, DLA Office of Small Business Programs of DLA  at the May event held at Fort Belvoir Officer's Club.
Eric Strauss, chapter vice president, small business, poses with (l-r) Michael Yacobacci, division chief, IT Services, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Contracting Services Office–Philadelphia (DCSO-P); John Fafara, division chief, Strategic Programs, DCSO-P; and Chris Hall, deputy director, DLA Office of Small Business Programs of DLA at the May event held at Fort Belvoir Officer's Club.
Hall and Strauss pause for a photo during the May event.
Hall and Strauss pause for a photo during the May event.
Fort Belvoir Officer's club hosts a full house for the Fifth Annual Defense Logistics Agency Small Business Networking Event in May.
Fort Belvoir Officer's club hosts a full house for the Fifth Annual Defense Logistics Agency Small Business Networking Event in May.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Andi Fehl
571-245-2219

RSS Feed