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For The Government Sector:The State of Army Intelligence; HUBZone Opinion; SBGovWins

Sunday, September 13, 2009  
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For The Government Sector
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The American Small Business Coalition

A Trusted B2G Community Cultivating Grassroots Success.

Issue Date: 14 September 2009

We hope you had a great weekend and are ready to go because it's going to be a busy week for us, and we hope a busy and productive one for you!

We are often asked by prospective Members, "What is The ASBC all about?" and "How does membership help me do business in the government sector?"

Our typical response is to have them to talk to Members to get feedback from someone who is currently walking in their shoes. Having overheard some of these conversations, and from the feedback we receive from our ongoing membership survey, each Member seems to see the value as being fairly unique. In fact, some of the more recent feedback we've received likens us to "that little ace in pocketextra something to tip things in your favor" in addition to your own efforts.

We value the uniqueness of the community our Members have helped us build, and continue to develop programs and relationships to give our Industry Members an edge in identifying, pursuing and delivering against relevant business opportunities. Concurrently, we are committed to supporting our Government Members as a complimentary, trusted partner helping them conduct outreach and market research to identify and engage the most viable from the business community.

For an idea of how some of our Members leverage their relationship with us, click here to view some of the recent testimonials submitted by our Members.

Have a great week!

- The ASBC
General Update
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Soraya Correa, DHS Director of the Office of Procurement Operations and Kevin Boshears, Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at DHS, lead a discussion during breakout sessions at The ASBC Fifth Anniversary Conference earlier this year.

The State of Army Intelligence
Lynn SchnurrThis Thursday morning at the Washington Breakfast Club we have a treat for you! We'll be joined by U.S. Army Intelligence Chief Information Officer Lynn Schnurr who will facilitate an informative and interactive discussion that will cover:
  • Lessons learned from Cross-Cutting Studies of the counterinsurgency (COIN) fight and operations in-theater
  • Update on DCGS-A
  • The growth of Tactical DOMEX (Document and Media Exploitation)
  • Biometrics Enabled Intelligence
  • HIIDE (Hand-held Interagency Identity Detection Equipment)
  • Support to operations with Tactical Battlefield Visualization (TBV)
We just learned that John Corley of DCS G-2 will provide a demonstration of Tactical Battlefield Visualization (TBV) - 3D holographic images for the warfighter.

Click on this link to view details of this event which is hosted by The ASBC Market Intelligence & Education Committee.

Justice Serves Up SBA HUBZone Opinion
Shout it again!If you have not heard, the Department of Justice has issued its binding opinion related to the scuffle between GAO and SBA. Here's the nutshell version:

"The Small Business Administration's regulations governing the interplay among the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program, the 8(a) Business Development Program, and the Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern Program constitute a permissible construction of the Small Business Act."

Click here if you would like to view the complete summary or the entire opinion by DOJ.

The IC Side of DHS
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  has responsibilities for IC LOGOfusing law enforcement and intelligence information relating to terrorist threats to the homeland. Two organizations that specifically contribute to DHS' role in the U.S. Intelligence Community are the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. On October 2nd in Annapolis Junction, MD, our Small Business Intelligence (IC) Group (SBINT) will welcome Kay Olive of Olive Strategies LLC who is also Founder of the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable. Kay has agreed to facilitate a discussion about current and planned opportunities at DHS and as you will see by her bona fides, she is well versed on topics related to DHS.

Click here to reserve your seat for what will be a very enlightening session (Corporate B2G Members, please click here.).

Red Zone Goes Green in October
GSA logoThanks to our friends at GSA, we are ready to announce our guest bartender for the October 2009 Red Zone Government Mixer in Falls Church. We will be joined by Lance Davis, AIA, LEED, a sustainable design expert in the GSA/PBS Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings. Lance's experience also includes twelve years as an architect focused on integrated sustainable design including work on the Korean War Veteran's Memorial, the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, and the Walter Reed Community Center in Arlington, VA which achieved a LEED Silver rating. Lance will have a GSA/PBS posse with him as well, so come out, have a good time and develop some relationships!

The ASBC is guided by the volunteer leadership of our 2009/2010:
Upcoming Events
joe and kathleen photo booth2 The ASBC hosts a variety of in-person and online events intended to enhance building of relationships, the acquiring of relevant and timely market intelligence and increasing of general industry knowledge.

Click on the name of an event below for additional details:

Tuesday, September 15th at 7:30AM

Business Over Breakfast™ Manassas - Cracker Barrel on Battleview Parkway

Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Tysons - Tower Club Tysons Corner

Thursday, September 17th at 7:15AM
Washington Breakfast Club™ "The State of Army Intelligence" - Tower Club  Tysons Corner

Friday, September 18h at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Columbia - La Madeleine in Columbia Crossing Shopping Center

Friday, September 18h at 10:15AM
CORE™ Collaborations Call - For CORE™ Small Business Members Only

Our events are developed and facilitated through the support of the many volunteers serving on the following committees:
Events Planning Committee
Market Intelligence and Education Committee
SBGovWins Update
team high-five SBGovWins is a public forum where B2G Members of The American Small Business Coalition can increase their visibility by sharing news of successes to include recent contract awards from local, state and federal agencies and subcontract awards from other government contractors.

We look forward to hearing about your successes!

LegaLock Awarded One Year Contract by USMA for Army Transcription Services

Facilities Development Corporation Awarded Embassy Support Contracts

Carter-Lambert Divisions Wins CATS II and Subcontract for Puget Sound

State of North Carolina Selects Definitive for ARRA Program Management

Members: Submit your SBGovWins updates by clicking here.

 Follow SBGovWins Updates online at Twitter:
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New & Renewed Members
maggie and jennifer collins The ASBC is a tightly woven, member-driven community of trusted industry, academia and government individuals and organizations focused on supporting the missions of the U.S. government across all levels.

If you have a moment, click here to learn more about our membership programs and then take a look at the list below and help us welcome the newest and renewed Members of The ASBC since last week.

*Membership Renewal

Business-to-Government (B2G and B2B2G) Members

CORE™ Small Business Members
An application-based, corporate membership for small companies that provides a wealth of industry advisory support to facilitate quantifiable business and personal growth.

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PrimeConnection™ Members
Corporate membership program for B2G companies designated as "other than small business".

ChannelConnection™ Members
Partner-based corporate membership program for manufacturers and distributors seeking added value for their reseller or channel program.

Associate Members
Membership program for individual professionals representing B2G organizations.

OmniStudio, Inc.

Government Members

Government Access Members
Public or Private listing membership program for representatives of local, state and federal agencies.

Department of the Interior, National Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate
Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Business-to-Business (B2B) Members

Trusted B2B Members
An invitation-only corporate membership for select companies providing services specifically relevant to the day-to-day operations of government contractor organizations.

*Membership Renewal

New and current Members are supported by the volunteers of the:
Member Services Committee

and applications for prospective CORE™ Small Business and Trusted B2B Members are reviewed by the volunteers of the:
Membership Application Review and Criteria Committee

The American Small Business Coalition supports the missions of U.S. Government agencies with quality industry partnerships to sustain and defend our way of life.

Continued Success!

- The American Small Business Coalition
In This Issue
General Update
Upcoming Events
SBGovWins Update
New Members
Chief Visionary: In Brief
Quick Links

From The ASBC Chief Visionary:
In Brief
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MI Corps: Kudos!

Maggie and I had the honor of attending the 34th Army Intelligence Ball the other evening with some of our friends and their spouses from Mission Essential Personnel, a Founding Member of The ASBC. It was a great time with great company, and an opportunity to expand relationships in a more social setting.

The theme of the evening was to celebrate and honor the past and current members of the Military Intelligence Corps and to especially recognize the MI NCO's.

Especially within the Services, it is always a learning experience for me to be exposed to the culture and camaraderie of the professionals tasked with protecting our way of life, often by putting themselves in harms' way. It is also humbling when you meet those who have been wounded in execution of that duty, and hear about those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On the heels of the anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 not only should we not forget what happened that day, we should never forget the men and women from Government and Industry who do all that they can to ensure it never happens again.

To everyone serving in the MI Corps, we say:

Thank You, Peace and Hooah!

- The CVO
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