PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: GTSC Holiday Awards (rescheduled from Dec.)
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the Government Technology & Services Coalition for an extraordinary celebration of some heroes of 2013 at our Annual Awards Celebration! We're thrilled to feature our Italian Feast dinner buffet in addition to holiday libations, great company and a fun evening to recognize the accomplishments of those working to achieve the mission of securing our homeland.
The 2013 GTSC Holiday Awards honors:
Federal Small Business Champions of the Year Award: John Morton, former Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement & Jonathan Porter, Chief of Staff, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Federal Small Business Champion of the Year is awarded annually to the Federal official(s) who show a distinct commitment and tangible results toward improving the environment and success for small businesses in the Federal homeland and national security market.
Market Maven of the Year Award: Chad C. Sweet, Co-Founder & CEO, The Chertoff Group
Normally presented at the GTSC Anniversary, 2013 year's Market Maven of the Year Award will be presented at the holiday party. It is presented to an exceptional individual who contributes in a concrete and tangible way to the efficiency, productivity and effectiveness of the homeland and national security market. Proven as a thought leader with a belief in increasing individual opportunity, the power of free enterprise and the nurture of innovation to advance and support the homeland and national security mission.
Strategic Partner of the Year Award: Brian E. Finch, Partner, Global Security Practice, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The Strategic Partner of the Year is awarded annually to the Strategic Partner that demonstrates a clear commitment to GTSC, contributes significantly to the content and substance of the organization and provides GTSC members with counsel, insight and resources to perform exceptionally on behalf of the homeland and national security mission.
Strategic Advisor of the Year Award: Bill Carroll, Senior Partner, Strike Force Consulting
The Strategic Advisor of the Year is awarded annually to the Strategic Advisor who works on behalf of GTSC to increase our capacity, membership and opportunities to bring the innovation, creativity and solutions of small and mid-sized companies to the homeland and national security mission.
Small Business Member of the Year Award: PReSafe Technologies LLC
The award is presented annually to the GTSC Member that exemplifies exceptional quality and ethics for the Federal government, a commitment to GTSC’s small business members and advocacy on behalf of our community.
Mentor of the Year Award: TASC & Mike Kelly, Vice President, Business Development, Civil and Infrastructure Security Group, TASC
Mentor of the Year is awarded annually to the GTSC Mentor who has worked to increase members’ understanding of the homeland and national security market, increased business opportunities for small companies through formal and informal mentoring and engages with GTSC to promote an innovative, robust, fair market for all.
About our Charity Partner: The Border Patrol Foundation
Thank You to our Sponsors!
Thank you to IBM and Old Dominion Strategies!
Support and sponsorships of our holiday event are welcome — please contact us to help make this our best event ever!
When & Where
Government Technology & Services Coalition
The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan association of innovative, agile small and mid-size company CEOs that create, develop, and implement solutions for the Federal homeland and national security sector (DHS, DOD, ODNI, DOJ and DOS). These companies founded the Coalition to band together to confront their short and long-term challenges in the Federal market.
The GTSC’s mission is to provide exceptional advocacy, capacity building, partnership opportunities and marketing in the federal security space for small and mid-sized companies. To accomplish this we promote better dialogue with Congress and the Administration, provide clarification and representation on essential business issues, and work on behalf of the members on legislative and executive action that can impact their success. The GTSC was formed to give small and mid-sized companies access to an A-list of advocacy, advice and services. We build the relationships, alert our members to adverse activity and carry their voice to the nation’s decision makers.
CANCELLATION POLICY: We do not issue refunds or cancellations, however, we do accept substitutes if the orginal registrant cannot attend. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, it is sometimes necessary to postpone, cancel or change our meeting speakers, times or venues. GTSC makes every effort possible to assure that advertised speakers materialize, and we do not advertise speakers that have not confirmed with us. When events must be postponed please be assured that we constantly work to reschedule and that some agencies are more cooperative than others. In practice this means that all events are subject to change without notice, however we make every effort to let our members and community know of these changes as soon as feasible.
Thank you for working with us and understanding our constraints.
Government Technology & Services Coalition
2961 A Hunter Mill Road, Suite 617
Oakton, VA 22124