The IT Category: Creating Opportunities for Small Business

The IT Category: Creating Opportunities for Small Business
Mark your calendars for October 6, and join the Coalition for a brand-new hybrid event, The IT Category: Creating Opportunities for Small Business, held in Arlington, Virginia. This forum brings together acquisition experts from government and industry to share the latest on programs and key policies impacting small businesses in the IT sector.

The day begins with opening remarks from Laura Stanton, Governmentwide IT Category Manager and Assistant Commissioner of GSA’s IT Category.  Laura will bring her unique perspective to the governmentwide and GSA-focused efforts to support small businesses in the federal IT market.  Laura will discuss the overarching strategy for the IT Category in creating additional opportunities for small businesses. 


Following Stanton’s remarks, there will be a 60-minute panel made up of program managers from NASA SEWP, NIH CIO-SP, and GSA’s MAS and AAS programs. These panelists will discuss contracting opportunities and how their respective programs engage with and support small businesses. We will then move to a second panel that will focus on crucial policies and legal issues that affect IT small businesses. In addition to these sessions, the event will provide a great networking opportunity for IT professionals. Registration for the event is available here. Both in-person and virtual attendance are offered.

The IT Category: Creating Opportunities for Small Business

Location: CGI, 1000 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA, 22201

8:00-9:00 am: Registration Opens, Networking

9:00-9:20 am: Opening Remarks

Laura Stanton, Governmentwide IT Category Manager, Assistant Commissioner, Information Technology Category, GSA

 5 Min Break

9:25-10:30 am: Governmentwide Contracting Opportunities through NASA, NIH and GSA

Jim GhiloniGroup Manager, IDIQ Labs/Innovation Sector, GSA 

Joanne WoytekSEWP Program Director, NASA 

Ricky ClarkDeputy Director, NITAAC

Cheryl Thornton-Cameron, Executive Director, Office of Acquisition Operations, GSA

10:30: Break

10:45-11:45 am: Small Business Policy and Legal Update

John Shoraka, Co-Founder and Managing Director, GovContractPros

David Black, Partner, Holland & Knight

Ken Dodds, Government Contracting Industry Expert, Live Oak Bank

Jon Williams, Partner, PilieroMazza

This event is open to members and non-members. For help with registration, please contact Ian Bell at [email protected].

10/6/2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
1000 N. Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22201 UNITED STATES

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