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 Ghiloni, Group Manager, IDIQ Labs/Innovation Sector, GSA
Joanne Woytek, SEWP Program Director, NASA
Ricky Clark, Deputy Director, NITAAC
Cheryl Thornton-Cameron, Executive Director, Office of Acquisition Operations, GSA
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].