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[GovConReview] Definition change for DoD?;$127M in Georgia YTD;DoD kills annual conference;Air Force Spotlight 5/14

Monday, May 7, 2012

[GovConReview] Definition change for DoD?;$127M in Georgia YTD;DoD kills annual conference;Air Force Spotlight 5/14

The Government Contracting Review
produced by: gif
A weekly e-newsletter delivering useful news and information to Government Contractors.

Issue Date: May 7, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 19

In This Week's Issue of the GovConReview
An Update From The Chief Visionary
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight by the SAP Task Force
News You Missed presented by @GovConChannel
A Snapshot of Streamlined Purchase Activity by U.S. State
New and Renewed Members Update
Upcoming Events by The ASBC


This Thursday morning, representatives from nearly one hundred Working Groupssmall companies will converge on Columbia, MD to participate in the NSETS Industry Review hosted by our SBINT/CYBER Working Group.

This sold out event will provide an overview of theNSA Small Business Set-Aside (NSETS) Program, a preview of the upcoming NSETS 3.0 by the NSETS II Program Office and a comprehensive industry panel discussion featuring NSETS Prime Contractors. Plenty of networking is built into the agenda to maximize business growth opportunities. We're happy to have the support of Ira Koretsky (The Chief Storyteller) who has taken on host/moderator duties for this event, and leading the pack of the many great companies supporting this event is our Gold Sponsor:

NMR Consulting

TeamingConnection: Defense Intelligence Agency Mentor-Protege Program
Interested in learning how to position your company for the new Defense Intelligence handshakeAgency Mentor-Protege Program? We're currently talking with interested prime contractors doing business at DIA to finalize the details for a half-day TeamingConnection event featuring presentations by prospective mentors and match-making with prospective protege companies. We've already locked in one date for a Tysons presentation to be followed by a session in Columbia, MD.

Our friends from the DIA Office of Small Business Program will be on-hand to provide an overview of this new program. Stay tuned for details!

Simplified Acquisitions - The Streamlined Purchase Process
The SAP Task Force presents substantive information on how, what and where government agencies make purchases using the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) - one of the easiest methods for acquiring goods and services to support government business and mission operations. In addition to Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors offered in-person and via webinar under The ASBCs of Government Contracting, you can now participate in an agency-by-agency, market research-centric deep dive during the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight. This program offers a tactical view of business activities and opportunities at a specific agency. We're online the second and fourth Monday of each month.

The newest contribution to your business development efforts is the Simplified Acquisition Snapshot, a complimentary, weekly blog entry that reviews federal agency SAP spending state-by-state that highlights top agencies/sub-agencies, what's being purchased and a little trivia you can answer to win free passes to the Spotlight webinars.

Click here to visit the Simplified Acquisition Snapshot main page or you can scroll down the newsletter for the link to this week's featured state.

Catch Up On News You Missed
Please take a moment to stop by the News You Missed section for industryreading the paper headlines like these:
  • DoD calls off annual procurement conference;
  • 6 quick fixes that will improve your company's win rate;
  • DoD seeks new commercial buying rules;
  • and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
Enhance Your Information & Relationships
networkingThe ASBC offers a portfolio of useful resources primarily focused on helping small companies develop and leverage relevant and timely information and relationships to augment their government contracting efforts. Call us at 800-422-4960, email us, or stop by an event to learn how membership can help you succeed in 2012 and beyond!

Have a productively fantastic week!



Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary

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


From The Chief

Chief Visionary Blog

found on the web at:


Business Development HUMINT and the 'Dog and Pony Show'

While the terms "Ethical Stalking" and "Open Source Intelligence" may cause raised eyebrows when I'm discussing
tactics government contractors should employ to collect and leverage opportunity-related information, I'm not the only one doing it.

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

brought to you by the:

Air Force Flying High Via Simplified Acquisitions

On Monday, May 14th at 2:00PM ET, the SAP Task Force will present a review of the U.S. Air Force, to discuss what it buys, how much it spends and where it spends its streamlined purchase dollars.

To date, the Air Force as a whole has executed nearly 5,000 contract actions for goods and services via simplified acquisition procedures, totaling over $173 million dollars.


Based on current spending, the top states for contractors to be in for receiving Air Force SAP dollars are Texas, California, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.


Want even more detail? Register for the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight webinar located in the events section on the right side of the newsletter.

Here's advance warning to brush up on the different components of the Department of Justice as we'll feature them on May 28th. You know, this would be a great place to have that 'Law and Order' sound effect.

Here's our complete Spotlight schedule for the rest of FY2012.

  • May 14 Air Force
  • May 28 Justice
  • June 11 Navy/Marine Corps
  • June 25 GSA
  • July 9 Army
  • July 23 State Department
  • August 13 DLA
  • August 27 VA
  • September 10 DoD/WHS
  • September 24 HHS
  • October 8 DHS (TSA/ICE)
  • October 22 DOT
  • November 12 Air Force
  • November 26 NASA
  • December 10 Army

See you online!


Contact Us


The American Small Business Coalition LLC

1750 Tysons Boulevard,

Suite 1500

McLean, VA 22102

Toll-Free: 800-422-4960

Main: 410.381.7378

Industry News

News You Missed
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Spending Snapshot

Simplified Acquisition

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State-by-State Review of Streamlined Purchasing

Want to know which federal agencies are using Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) to get the goods and services they need to support business and mission operations?

What if we added how much they were spending?

This week we review:
(Click link to view summary.)

Member Update

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Corporate Members


Associate Members

  • Data Solutions & Technology, Incorporated
  • Elite Electrical Corporation

Individual Members

  • Dr. Shree Taylor, Delta Decisions of DC, LLC

Government Access

  • United States Air Force

Portal Sponsors

  • PDS Business Systems & Services

* indicates renewal

** indicates Founding Member



Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

hosted by:


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This Week's Events


Wednesday, May 9th

Business Over Breakfast

7:30AM in McLean, VA

Thursday, May 10th

NSETS Industry Review
8:00AM in Columbia, MD
***SOLD OUT***

Upcoming Events


Monday, May 14th

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: Air Force
2:00PM Webinar

Thursday, May 17th

Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors
8:30AM in Columbia, MD

Monday, May 21st

Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: Department of Justice

2:00PM Webinar


Wednesday, May 23rd

Federal Contractors Roundtable: Industry Headlines

11:30 AM in Washington, DC

Thursday, May 24th

Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors

2:00 PM Webinar

Wednesday, May 30th
AgencyInsight: DARPA Cyber Fast Track (CFT)
1:00 PM in Roslyn, VA

Wednesday, May 30th

GovConnections (CW1750)

5:00 PM in McLean, VA


Thursday, May 31st
TeamingConnection: DIA Mentor-Protege Program

7:30 AM in McLean, VA


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