Wayne Miller will be presenting on the Cyber Security Panel at the ‘Federal Allies Institute 8th National Small Business Federal Contractor Conference’



Washington Days Conference

September 20 & 21, 2016
Washington, DC

Federal Allies Institute 8th National Small Business Federal Contractor Conference

Business Development Day: Tuesday, September 20th




U.S. Government Small Business Preferential Contracting 

Update on Federal Government Implementation of the Small Business prime and subcontracting mandates; Rulemaking; Strategic Sourcing Initiative; upcoming Agency & sub-Agency areas of opportunity.  Government is achieving the 23% Goal yet fewer companies are participating and competing for fewer dollars.


Dan F. Sturdivant II, Assistant to the Director for Outreach / Primary Veteran-owned Small Business Advocate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


Brian Watson, Management Analyst, Ability One, Mentor-Protege, Women-owned, OSDBU, U.S. Department of the Treasury.


Gary A. Sanden, President and Co-Founder, LINK Resources, SDVOSB, Panama City Beach, Florida.



Govt. Contracting & Partnering With Primes & The Changing Landscape

How has your organization adapted?  What has changed as a result of the Jobs Act; Challenges, opportunities and strategies; partnering; strategic sourcing initiatives; corporate consolidation.  CR’s reduced budgets, few new opportunities; profit and revenue pressures have resulted in few opportunities to partner and conversion of employees from the sub to the prime contractor’s employment.  Subcontracts with the right to convert any resource after 30-60-90 days are now the norm.


Tizoc Loza, Corporate Manager, Small Business Liaison Officer, Mentor-Protege, SBIR and HBCU/MI, Northrop Grumman Corporation


Stan Fujii, CEO Fujii Group, LLC; Fujii Eiland & Associates LLC. Former U.S. Small Business Administration Warranted Contracting Officer, a Senior Program Analyst with the SBA’s HUB Zone Program Office, Assistant District Director for the 8(a) Program; Acting, Deputy Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Business Development overseeing the 8(a) BD and SDB Program nationally.


Margery B. Jones, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Small Business Development, Mentor-Protege Program, UNISYS Federal.


Mentor-Protege Programs

Hey SBA Where Are We Going on Mentor Protege 6 Years and Counting; Overview, explanation, and mechanics of 11 Federal agencies’ M-P programs, and update on prospective administrative changes.

John F. Long, Chief Strategy Officer, NetVision Resources, Inc., (NVR).   Former Supervisor of the Supplier Diversity Programs and Director of Small Business Partnership, Northrop Grumman.

Charles F. Sills, President, FED/Contracting LLC.  Former Chairman of the Board, Federal Allies Institute.



The Defense Industrial Landscape:  Issues Confronting The Small Contractor and Defense Innovation – Now and in the Future

Including SBIR and STTR.

Jeffrey P. Bialos, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and Co-Chairman, Washington Days Conference 2016.

Andre J. Gudger, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense.

And Former Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense.  



Cyber Security: The Fastest Growing Field In The IT Sector

With many opportunities to team with larger IT Government Contractors to fill specialty niches, especially in customized protection solutions for specific business sectors.  And with “The Cyber Budget” still in the air, innovation budget stuck, what happens with these initiatives if the funding isn’t there?  Is this a market, or is it something that must be embedded in every other thing we do?

Anthony J. Nash, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Symantec Corporation

Dr. Barbara Burton, PhD., Cyber Space Operations Engineer, Sintel Group, Inc., at U.S. Cyber Command

Dick Armott, Director, Cyber Business Development, Vencore Inc. (Invited)

Wayne Miller, Owner and President, Own It Inc.  Veteran of the British Armed Forces and former Senior Consultant, Microsoft 


More to Come! 


Financing for Small Business Government Contracting 

Sources and methods of staying afloat, covering operating costs, and financing the performance of awarded contracts.

Anna Urman, Director Fairfax Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program

More to Come!


For more detail on Morning and Afternoon Panels, Morning and Afternoon One-On-One Table Discussions, Breakfasts, Lunches & Networking Receptions, and Annual FAI Awards and Corporate Ethics Certifications, be sure to stay tuned to FederalAllies.org.  

Congressional Relations Day On Capitol Hill: Wednesday, Sept. 21st

Complete FAI’s National Small Business Policy Survey

There will be additional related meetings and events held during Washington Days Conference Week at National Press Club 4:30 pm Friday Press Release, Fort Myer Officers Club on Sunday and  including The Federal Allies Institute National Awards Program.

National Honorees include:

Allen K. Bahn, American Consulting Services, Inc., Rockville, MD:  

FAI Board Membership Recruitment of the Year Award     

Avanti Corporation Employees
, Alexandria, VA
FAI Outstanding Community Service of the Year Award

John F. Long, NetVision Resources Inc., Chantilly, VA

FAI Small Business Advocate of the Year Award

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, VA 

FAI Contractor of the Year Award

The FAI Washington Days Conference Planning Committee Leadership Includes:

Gabriel Fulton, Founder & CEO, SINTEL Group, Inc., Columbia, MD
Frank Clay, Jr. President & CEO,The ClayGroup, Olathe, KS
Jeffrey P. Bialos, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, DC
Jana Nelson, Associate, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, DC
Mary Fae Kamm, Executive Director, International Museum of Cultures, Duncanville, TX
Charles F. Sills, Executive Vice President, Trillacorpe Construction, Bingham Farms, MI
John F. Long, Chief Strategy Officer, NetVision Resources Inc. Chantilly, VA
Rahul Gangu, President & CEO, RV Global Solutions, Princeton, NJ
Carolyn Carlson, President, Data-Clear, Arlington, VA
Sean Milani-Nia, Associate, Fox Rothschild, Washington, DC
Ralph E. Winnie, Jr., Director, Eurasian Business Coalition, Washington, DC
David T. Boddie, Founder & Executive Director, Federal Allies Institute, Fairfax, VA




Sponsorship Benefits provide year-round visibility and more!

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