Small Business Webinar Series: Season1, Episode 1

 

Webinar: The Changing Face of Federal Acquisition

Acquisition Innovation on the Move!

August 15 at 1:00 PM ET

 

 
 
AFCEA International's Changing Face of Federal Acquisition is a comprehensive and practical exchange of information providing important ground truth for knowing where to be from an acquisition perspective. This is about traditional contracting practices, streamlined procurements, rapid acquisitions and more!
 

CFA-1: Acquisition Innovation On The Move!

The phrase Procurement Administrative Lead Time resonates throughout government (and the 2018 NDAA) and represents at least part of the attention directed to how efficiently agencies can make buys. Within the world of the FAR, one of the results of increasing PALT conversations was the increase to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold from $150,000 to $250,000.
 
For this first installment of our webinar series, we're convening thought leaders who speak the language of OTA, PIA, 2373, CSO, QRC, RAC and more. The goal of this discussion is providing succinct and robust explanations of how agencies are utilizing these methods and what the future holds. We'll also discuss some of the misnomers associated with these types of acquisitions, plus Q&A for participants.
 
 

Our Acquisition Innovation on the Move thought leaders are:

Lorna Tedder, Rogue Industries LLC - a 30 year veteran of DoD mission-based rapid acquisition contracting
Anne Laurent, The Acquisition Innovators Hub - thought leader with 30 years monitoring federal acquisition strategies and trends
Benjamin McMartin, U.S. Army TARDEC - a federal acquisition change agent currently responsible for 2 consortium-model OTAs
 
Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition moderates. 
 
 

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Manufacturing Techniques Inc.,* Kilmarnock, Virginia, and Hart Technologies Inc.,* Manassas, Virginia, were both awarded separate $47,462,100 multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract, with a five-year ordering period cost-plus-fixed-fee completion and level-of-effort, and firm-fixed-price delivery orders.

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AFCEA Small Business Events

2018 Sarnoff Award Reception and Dinner
09/20/2018 - 09/20/2018
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Reception and dinner honoring Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN, as the 2017 David Sarnoff Award winner, AFCEA's highest honor.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E1)
10/17/2018 - 10/17/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E2)
10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E3)
11/19/2018 - 11/19/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

Offset East
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Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, VA

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AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium
03/19/2019 - 03/20/2019
NGA Campus East, Springfield, VA

The 38th annual AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium (classified, Top Secret/SI/TK/NOFORN) will return to NGA Campus East, Springfield, VA on March 19-20, 2019.


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