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[ForGovSector] DIA Small Business Roundtable; USCG C4IT Industry Day; Red Zone Mixer Tuesday!; DHS cyber role expands; NGIC C-IED


For The Government Sector
Useful Information for the Government Contracting Community
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Information, Relationships and Access for Identifying and Capturing Business-to-Government (B2G) Opportunities.
Issue Date: Monday, July 12, 2010
In This Issue

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

Gov2Biz -
Opportunity Info from the Government
DTRA ADOP A&AS Industry Day
MCAS Miramar Advanced Simulated Combat Operations
Trainer (ASCOT)
NGIC Counter IED (C-IED) Engineering and Technical Support

The Chief Visionary Blog

The U.S. Mid-Sized Business Administration?

INFO4B2G -
Useful Info for B2G Companies
Stay tuned for more B2G Business Operations related articles!

Industry News -
Information You May Have Missed
DHS's 'Cyber' role expands
Administration requires subcontractor reporting
DISA revisits strategy for host-based security

Events In Brief

Business Over Breakfast™ - Region's Best B2G Networking
Business Over Breakfast™ - DC on Tuesday Morning
Business Over Breakfast™ - Ft. Detrick on Wednesday
Business Over Breakfast™ - Tysons also on Wednesday
Business Over Breakfast™ - Columbia Friday Morning

Washington Breakfast Club™
- Monthly Government Speaker Series
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Small Business Roundtable - Thursday Morning at the Tower Club

For Government Contractors Only -
B2G Information and Teaming
See you at Jason's Deli in Falls Church July 23rd!

Annual Events
SAVE THE DATE !!! 2010 B2G Essentials™ Conference on Wednesday Nov 3rd in Arlington, VA

From The Chief Visionar
The U.S. Mid-Sized Business Administration?
(also known as "We Must Protect This House!")

In a recent Washington Technology article by Matthew Weigelt entitled "Small-biz definitions put hurt on midsize contractors" business leaders from mid-tier companies talk about the squeeze they feel once they graduate from the current SBA size standards that define what a small business is for federal contracting. They talk about the "procurement cliff" companies face, specifically in the area of IT and the investment by the Government which is being lost when these companies who benefited from SBA Small Business Assistance are essentially forgotten about.

While I can empathize with the sentiment, the answer is not in expanding the size standards drastically to accommodate companies with upwards of $100M in annual revenues as is the case with the companies in the WT article. With a straight face, I say, lobby to create a new agency or at least a new set of rules which apply to this group of companies. If the Government sees fit to create assistance programs for mid-tier companies it should not be to the detriment of current and future small businesses.

Increasing the size standards creates a backlash on the entry-tier of the size standards, basically making it near impossible for newer, smaller companies to even get started. Since the size standard applies to direct contracting and subcontracting, it creates the same effect for small businesses as the rule which makes Alaskan Native Corporations small businesses for contracting/subcontracting, regardless of their size. Actions like these further cripple the ability of America's Innovation and Economic Engine to create jobs and bring their ideas and solutions to the Public and Private Sectors.

Without question, mid-tier companies need help at some level and I would participate in helping find a resolution to the proverbial "No Man's Land" that exists for companies who graduate from the small business program. But not at the expense of putting additional hurdles in front of our small businesses.

Like the folks at Under Armour have so eloquently stated in their marketing, "We Must Protect This House!"

Peace!

Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary and CEO

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


Identify, Qualify, Pursue and Capture B2G Business Opportunities.

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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

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!
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Tuesday, July 13th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ DC - City Club of Washington at Franklin Square

Tuesday, July 13th at 4:30PM
Red Zone Government Mixer - Velocity Five in Falls Church

Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Fort Detrick - Perkins Restaurant

Wednesday, July 14th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Tysons - Tower Club Tysons Corner

Wednesday, July 14th at 10:00AM
B2G Essential Annual Conference Planning Committee Conference Call (Members Only) - Conference Call

Thursday, July 15th at 7:15AM
Washington Breakfast Club™ - DIA Small Business Roundtable - Tower Club Tysons Corner

Friday, July 16th at 7:30AM
Business Over Breakfast™ Columbia - La Madeleine in Columbia Crossing Shopping Center

Friday, July 16th at 1:30 PM
NAVIGATOR: Getting Started for Members - Webinar


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 www.TheB2GConference.com for details.

Visit www.theasbc.org/b2gconference/sponsor for sponsor opportunities and www.theasbc.org/speakercall to submit a proposal to our 'Call For Speakers'!
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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

MCAS Miramar STAND ALONE ADVANCED SIMULATION COMBAT OPERATIONS TRAINER (ASCOT)

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)

Requests For Information (RFI)

Pre-Bid Conferences/Industry Days

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
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Associate Director for Operations (ADOP) Enterprise, Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) Industry Day

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.

SBGovWins
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 here to 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

Associate Members

- Innovative Technologies, Inc. (ITI)

*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
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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 info@theasbc.org.

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