Agenda for ChallengeHER Silver Spring, MD

Friday, July 21, 2017
(check back frequently for updates on speakers and Match Making)


AGENDA – Silver Springs, MD

7:00 to 8:00

8:00 to 8:20

Ms. Jane Campbell
, President, Women Impacting Public Policy
Ms. Gigi Godwin, CEO and President, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
The Honorable Jamie Raskin, U.S. House of Representatives

8:20 to 9:00

The Future of WOSBs in Federal Contracting
Ms. Jane Campbell
, President, Women Impacting Public Policy
Mr. Sean Crean, Director, Office of Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration
Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, DoD OSBP
9:00 to 9:45

Leveraging WOSB Certifications in Federal Contracting
(How to Market Your WOSB Certification)
Ms. Amy Kim, WOSB Program Manager, Office of Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration

9:45 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:45

Challenges that Face Small Businesses
(Best Practices from women business owners)
Moderator: Ms. Alice Williams, Associate Director, DoD OSBP
Panelist: Ms. Gloria Larkin, CEO / Founder, TargetGov
Ms. Lisa Firestone, President, Managed Care Advisors
Ms. Erica Courtney, President, 2020Vet
Ms. Courtney Fairchild, President, Global Services

10:45 to 11:30

Understanding DoD’s Acquisition Process
Moderator: Ms. Pam Monroe, Subcontracts Manager, Army OSBP
Panelists: LTC Kathy Brown, Former Product Manager, Soldier Protective Equipment, Army
Ms. Rosalyn Wiggins, Small Business Professional, DCMA
Ms. Andrea Armstrong, Director, Aberdeen Proving Ground OSBP
11:30 to 11:45

Networking Break

11:45 to 2:45

Match Making Mentor Roundtables

(see below)

Mentor Roundtables are offered during match making to provide you with one-on-one time with experts in specific topics.

You can rotate every 30 minutes to a new topic in between your match making appointments.

Topics include:

Elements of a Winning Proposal
Mr. Christoph Mlinarchik
, Sr. Policy Advisor, DoD OSBP

Navigating Federal Contracting – Where Do I Start? (First 5 Things You Should Do)
Ms. Alexandra Piotrowski
, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Understanding DoD’s Cybersecurity Requirements
Mr. Ted Bujewski
, Associate Director, DoD OSBP

PCR – The Best Kept Secret! 

Mr. Randall Johnston, Deputy Area Director, Office of Government Contracting, SBA

Doing Business with DoD / How to get DoD to Choose You
Ms. Alice Williams
, Associate Director, DoD OSBP

Is GSA right for you?  Must Haves!
Ms. Courtney Fairchild
, President, Global Services

CONFIRMED FOR MATCHMAKING – Please check back often as updates are constantly being made.
Aberdeen Proving Ground

Air Force
Army Research Laboratory
BAE Systems
DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Media Activity (DMA)
Defense Security Service (DSS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of the Treasury
DRS Global Enterprise Solutions
EA Engineering, Science & Technology
General Dynamics Mission Systems
General Services Administration (GSA)
Harkins Builders
Kirlin Builders
L3 Aerospace Systems
Lockheed Martin
Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
MSA Security
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington
Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) NSWC
Newport News Shipbuilding
Siemens Government Technologies
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Washington Headquarters Services (WHS)



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