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For The Government Sector
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Information, Relationships and Access for Identifying and Capturing Business-to-Government (B2G) Opportunities.

Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

In This Issue

SBGovWins - Sharing News About Member Successes!
Members: Share Your Successes Here!

Gov2Biz -
Opportunity Info from the Government
Congressional Budget Office A/V Upgrades
FBI Consolidated Facility Management

The Chief Visionary Blog

Taking a break this week!

Useful Info for B2G Companies
Your checklist for better business development (Scheesele)
Better reviews equal better proposals (Lohfeld)

Industry News -
Information You May Have Missed
Warning: Tough times ahead
Senators press OFPP chief on mandatory BPAs
Centralized approach to buying furniture saves Army money
WH makes it easier to award vets sole-source contracts

From The Chief Visionary
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Holiday Break This Week!


Like I hope all of you are, I'm taking advantage of the long weekend to enjoy time with my family and "dial it down" for a bit.

I look forward to having you continue to read and comment on my blog.

Please visit to view my latest blog entries.


Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary and Chief Executive Officer

"The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person doing it."

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2009/2010 Executive Committeeand Advisory Board
Industry News (You May Have Missed)
reading the paperThe ability to make decisions requires a constant flow of relevant information, and good decisions are directly impacted by the quality of the information you consume.

Here are recent articles from a few of the information sources we leverage in pursuit of our short-term and strategic business goals.

INFO4B2G-Useful Information for B2G Companies
teachingThese updates are intended as relevant and useful tips for B2G companies. The information originates from The ASBC, our Trusted B2B Members and valued sources around the government sector and includes select written briefs and podcasts from trusted government and industry sources.

[INFO4B2G] Better reviews equal better proposals
by Bob Lohfeld, Washington Technology

[INFO4B2G] Your checklist for better business development
by Bill Scheesele, Washington Technology

[INFO4B2G] 6 critical accounting challenges for government contractors
by Michael Tinsley, Washington Technology

[INFO4B2G] Sexting case outcome changes the rules on workplace privacy
by Government Computer News

[INFO4B2G] Obama directs government to withhold pay from delinquent contractors
by Government Executive

[INFO4B2G] Do you have the guts to be a visionary?
by Bill Scheesele, Washington Technology

[INFO4B2G] 3 keys to creating winning proposals
by Bob Lohfeld, Washington Technology

B2GMeetUps: Events Hosted by The ASBC
The ASBC is exclusively focused on the development of actionable intelligence and quality relationships to support the mission requirements of federal, state, and local government agencies, and hosts ongoing business-to-government (B2G) information exchanges to achieve these goals.
Click on the name of an event below for details.

Red Zone Mixer: Join us Tuesday, July 13th at Velocity Five in Falls Church as OUSD's Riley Repko supports the LTG Doctor Leadership Award as our guest bartender!
riley repko and vince robertson
Tuesday, July 6th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Manassas - Cracker Barrel on Battleview Parkway 

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

Wednesday, July 7th at 9:30AM
AIMS Working Group Monthly Meeting (Members Only)- Teqcorner, 3rd Floor Conference Center 

Wednesday, July 7th at 11:00AM
Human Capital Working Group Monthly Meeting (Members Only) - Teqcorner, 3rd Floor Conference Center  

Friday, July 9th at 7:30AM
For Government Contractors Only - Jason's Deli in Falls Church, VA 

Friday, July 9th at 8:00AM
SBINT Corporate B2G Members Only Meeting (Corporate Members Only)- Carr Workplaces Bethesda  

Event Updates:

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!! November 3, 2010
2010 B2G Essentials Conference
by The ASBC

Collaborate-to-Learn B2G Business.
Collaborate-to-Win B2G Business.™

GSA Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman leads a breakout session during the 2009 annual conference hosted in Tysons Corner.

The 2010 B2G Essentials™ Conference
is a collaborate-to-learn/collaborate-to-win activity facilitated by Government and Industry friends and partners and staff of The American Small Business Coalition. Expand your relationships and learn from the leaders how to effectively identify,qualify, pursue and capture government sector business opportunities! Visit for details.

Visit for sponsor opportunities and to submit a proposal to our 'Call For Speakers'!

Follow 2010 B2G Essentials Conference updates on Twitter!

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Our events are developed and facilitated through the support of the many volunteers serving on the following committees:
Gov2Biz:Opportunity Info from the Government
handshakeInformation-gathering activities like pre-bid conferences, site visits, industry days and reviewing Sources Sought Notices and Requests For Information (RFI) can greatly impact the development of opportunity-specific intelligence. More accurate and timely information enhances decision-making and can help increase your win probability.

Each link below represents a recently issued Sources Sought or RFI, or an upcoming pre-solicitation activity hosted by a government agency.

UPDATE: CORE™ Small Business Members click here for an expanded listing of recent Sources Sought, Pre-Solicitation Conference, Pre-Bid Conference and Industry Day postings.

Note: Bold Type indicates new or updated entries.

Sources Sought Notices

BTA/DISS Joint Verification System (JVS) and Enterprise Application Integration and Portal Services

USAF/JIAMDO Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA)

USAF/AFMC Nuclear Enterprise Surety Tracking (NEST)

USAF/SOC Environmental Planning, Programming and Architect-Engineer Services (EP2AE)

Air Force Reserve National/Local Recruiting Advertising Program

DHS/USCG Chatham, MA - Security Camera Replacement

Requests For Information (RFI)

Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid - Financial Services

Pre-Bid Conferences/Industry Days

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Department of Navy - NGEN Industry Day 3

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Cafeteria/Concession Services

Thursday, July 15, 2010
U.S. Coast Guard C4IT Industry Day

Friday, July 16, 2010
Congressional Budget Office A/V Upgrade for Conference Rooms

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
NOAA Next Generation Air Transport System (NextGen) Weather Information Database (4-D Weather Data Cube)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Army Follow-on Acquisition of Land Mobile Radio System & Equipment

July 2010
FBI Consolidated Facility Management (Operating and Maintenance Services)

DoD/WHS Net-Centric Integrated Enterprise Information Technology Solutions (NIEITS)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
USTRANSCOM Industry/Academia Roundtable

Note: Bold Type indicates new or updated entries.

This and other relevant industry information is facilitated through our:
Market Intelligence and Education Committee
SBGovWins - B2G Member Successes!
team high-fiveOur shared interest is ensuring that Government has access to viable industry partners, and that Industry learns and leverages best practices for identifying and capturing government sector business opportunities.

is where our Associate and Corporate B2G Members share news of recent successes to include recent direct awards from local, state and federal agencies and subcontract awards from other government contractors.

Here are the newest SBGovWins Updates:

Click hereto see other SBGovWins updates.

Members: Submit your SBGovWinssuccess stories here.

 Follow SBGovWins on Twitter.
NEW2THEASBC: New & Renewed Members
welcome aboard or introThe American Small Business Coalition is an effective and engaging, member-driven community of trusted individuals and organizations from Government, Industry and Academia, located in the U.S. and abroad.

Please join us in welcoming the new and renewed Members of The American Small Business Coalition. Click here to learn about our membership programs.

Corporate Members

- Intellifed Corporation CORE™ Small Business
- Enterprise Solutions Realized, Inc. CORE™ Small Business
- Aequus Strategy Group CORE™ Small Business/Trusted B2B
- Riverbed Technology* CORE™ Small Busines

Associate Members

- TKC Global*
- Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP*

*represents a membership renewal

Members are supported by the volunteers of the:
Member Services Committee

Applications for 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 opportunity originalassists our Members with developing information and relationships for identifying, qualifying, pursuing and capturing business opportunities in the government sector.

To learn more about participating in the activities and programs offered by The American Small Business Coalition, call us at 410-381-7378 or email us at

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