In March, Dwight Deneal spoke to a sold-out crowd at the AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast. Deneal is the director of the Office of Small Business Programs for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
In his presentation, Deneal provided an overview of the small business program at the DLA and the upcoming JETS 2.0 contract vehicle. The DLA provides large-scale acquisition services for the U.S. military and supports acquisitions of military supplies. Further, the DLA manages the acquisition of over $48 billion in military contracts per year.
Deneal discussed the DLA's strategic priorities, to include small businesses, of which there are four: defending the homeland, deterring strategic attacks, deterring aggression and building a resilient joint force and ecosystem. These priorities translate to four focus areas for the organization: competition, access, parity and equity.
Deneal noted that his office supports Small Business programs for all DLA Contracting Services Office (DCSO) locations and can be reached at DCSO.SmallBusiness@dla.mil. For information technology matters, DLA Information Technology serves as the central point of contact for managing engagement with vendors seeking to demonstrate capabilities and can be reached at email@example.com.
Small Business Committee volunteers and speaker pose for a photo:
Front Row (l-r): Adam Getz, Michele Myers, Carole Coburn, Susan Caulfield, Dwight Deneal, director of the Office of Small Business Programs for the Defense Logistics Agency, Anneli Connell and Nrip Singh
Back Row (l-r): Sean Caulfield, Devin Edwards, Barbara Osborne and Zak Hodges