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Agenda – Arlington, VA
July 19, 2018  *  George Mason University  *  Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Dr.  *  Arlington, VA
(Check Back as the Agenda is Updated Frequently)


 8:30 – 9:00   OPENING WELCOME

Candace Waterman, President, Women Impacting Public Policy

Amy Kim, WOSB Program Manager, US S mall Business Administration

Shannon Jackson, Associate Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

9:00 – 10:00 – Contracting Panel

Moderator:  Elizabeth Sullivan, WIPP Advocacy Team


Elizabeth Harrington, Small Business Specialist, Washington Headquarters Services

Shelly Thomas, Assistant Director, Defense Contract Management Agency

Tashona Beale, Contracting Specialist, Washington Headquarters Services

Tess Palao, Director, Small Business Program, ManTech International Corporation

10:00 – 10:15   BREAK & NETWORKING

10:15 – 1:00   Sessions

10:15 – 11:00   Federal Contracting – Getting Started the Right Way

Anna Urman, Director, Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program at George Mason University

11:15 – 12:00   How to Market to the Government

Jennifer Schaus, President, JSchaus & Associates

12:15 – 1:00  Understanding DoD Cyber Security

Ted Bujewski – Associate Director, DoD Office of Small Business Programs

 10:30 – 1:30   Mentor Roundtables

 PCR – The Best Kept Secret!

Martina Williams, Procurement Center Representative, US Small Business Administration

Is the GSA Schedule right for you?  Must Haves!

Courtney Fairchild, President, Global Services

Doing Business with DoD / How to get DoD to Choose You

Shannon Jackson, Associate Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

Engaging in a Successful Capability Briefing

Juli Monroe, Director, Women’s Business Center

10:30 – 1:30 – MATCH MAKING

We welcome our exhibitors and match making hosts (list  updated frequently): 

Army Office of Small Business Programs
BAE Systems
Defense Contract Management Agency
Defense Information Systems Agency OSBP
Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Security Service
General Dynamics MS/IT
Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
L3 Aerospace Systems
Leonardo DRS – GES
Lockheed Martin Corporation
ManTech International Corporation
National Guard Bureau
Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division
Newport News Shipbuilding
NGA Office of Contract Services
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
United States Patent and Trademark Office

National Partners with DOD