Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy to Kickoff The ASBC Fifth
Anniversary Conference and Gala on April 23rd
Confirmed for The American Small Business Coalition’s Fifth Anniversary
Conference and Gala: "Celebrating a Culture of Collaboration and Success," the Director of Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy
and Strategic Sourcing will discuss current DoD Acquisition Initiatives.
In the February 4th Government Executive article Defense outlines change in
acquisition strategyAssad is
quoted as stating "We've got to write better contracts that better
incentivize industry and get the best deal. The world of cost-plus award-fee
contracts is over,"said
Assad, who also recently assumed the title of acting deputy undersecretary for
acquisition and technology. The Defense
Department plans to dramatically realign its acquisition strategy, increasing
its focus on competition, rebuilding its procurement workforce and creating
more consistent requirements for contractors in the post-award process.
The special edition of the Washington
Breakfast Club™, which celebrates twenty-five years as the areas premier
information exchange for Government and Industry, will serve as the opening of
the day-long industry information and networking forum for participants from
around the nation. The WBC meets regularly at the Tower Club where government
officials lead timely and highly-informative discussions with industry
executives and professionals representing small, medium and large companies.
Previous guests of the WBC include Grant Schneider, Chief Information Officer, Defense
Intelligence Agency, Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer, U.S. General Services Administration, LTG
Jeffrey Sorenson, CIO/G6, U.S. Army and The Honorable Linda Jacobs Washington,
Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of
The day continues with morning and afternoon breakout sessions, a
luncheon keynote, annual membership meeting and an evening reception followed
by an awards dinner where annual membership awards will be presented. The
dinner will also feature the announcement of a scholarship program to honor the
memory of Lieutenant General Henry “Hank” Doctor, Jr. USA, a member of The ASBC Advisory
Board until his passing in December 2007.
The American Small Business
Coalition is a membership organization exclusively focused on supporting the
development of relationships, best practices and market intelligence for
companies doing business in the government sector.
The group’s primary goal is ensuring that government agencies are able to
identify viable and vetted companies who can support their mission
requirements, and that those companies have access to an established and
trusted community of current and retired leaders from Government and Industry.
Visit www.theasbc.org or contact them at
410-381-7378 for additional information
As featured in the October 2008 Washington
Technology article 'It's not just for start-ups' The ASBC has
been credited with facilitating more than $2 billion in direct and subcontract
awards for its members since being founded in 2004.
Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and
Chief Visionary Officer of The ASBC,was
recently named to the 2009 class of the Washington
Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Awards and will be recognized
at a special luncheon on April 2nd at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC
with the other honorees.
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