NDIA Washington DC Chapter Small Business Event 6-19-2017 with Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

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NDIA Washington DC Chapter Small Business Event 6-19-2017 with Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

By NDIA Washington Chapter

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Date and time

Monday, June 19, 2017 · 7am - 3:30pm EDT


Smith-Gill Auditorium 2121 Cooperative Way Herndon, VA 20171

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NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter Small Business Event to Support Dialogue with the U.S. Government.

“The Business Climate for Small Businesses Operating in National Security Environment in a Trump Presidency”

Monday, 19 June 2017




7:00 AM Registration

7:30 AM Executive Summary of Changes in Small Business Regulation: Joe Lissenden, Chair Small Business Committee, NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter (Confirmed)

7:30 AM Light Continental Breakfast available

7:45 AM Update on NDIA Activities: General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret.), President and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) (Confirmed), and Mr. Frank Michael, Senior Vice President, Program Development, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) (Confirmed)

8:00 AM Executive Branch Perspective: Mr. Robb Wong, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting at Small Business Administration (SBA) (Confirmed) has been asked to share recent and pending changes to Government Contracting Laws that will impact small business.

9:00 AM Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Mr. Joe Lissenden, President, NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter (Confirmed)

9:05 AM Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) (Confirmed) has been active in seeking a business environment conducive to growth for all businesses, but specifically in the national security space. The Congresswoman will share what she feels are the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for small businesses in a Trump Administration. Time will be available for Q&A.

9:45 AM Networking Break

11:00 PM Government Implementation Panel: The following government small business reps have been asked to provide their perspective on case and challenges of implementing the changes proffered in NDAA 2017/18 and their thoughts on opportunities and procurements over the next five years.

  • DON OSBP - Ms. Emily Harman, Director, Small Business Office (Confirmed)
  • USARMY – Mr. Tommy Marks, Director, Small Business Office (Confirmed)
  • USAF – Ms. Valerie Muck, Director, Small Business Office (Confirmed)

Panel Moderator: Mr. Joe Lissenden, NDIA Washington, D.C. Chapter President and Chair Small Business Committee (and VP, EdgeConneX)

12:30 PM Lunch: Light Lunch will be provided

1:00 PM Panel: Discovery of Potential Impact to Corporate Strategy: Practicians will share how they believe these changes will impact business strategies.

  • Mr. Andrew Bagni - General Dynamics Mission Systems (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Mike Janeway – Founder, Potomac Ridge Holdings, LLC (Confirmed)
  • Ms. Mary Lockhart – CEO, PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Bill Kuker - EVP, Klas Telecom Government, Inc. (Confirmed)
  • Mr. Paul Wilkinson - SVP, Business Development of 1901 Group (Confirmed)

Panel Moderator: Mr. Felix Boccadoro, Principal, Felix Associates, LLC (Confirmed)

2:00 PM Methods and Considerations on How Large Businesses can Effectively Leverage Small Businesses: Mr. Felix Boccadoro, Principal, Felix Associates, LLC (Confirmed)

2:30 PM Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements for Federal Government Contract Work – Do’s and Don’ts: Mr. David C. Kully (Confirmed) & Mr. Ronald S. Perlman (Confirmed), Partners & Attorneys at Law, Holland & Knight LLP

3:30 PM Adjourn

Cost to Attend: $250 (Current Gov/Military employees are free to attend (contractors do not qualify for the free gov/military employee tickets))

Registration closes: Friday, June 16 at 5:00pm

Cancellations received by Friday, June 16 at Noon will receive a full refund minus the registration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after this date. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Cheryl Luczko at cluczko@verizon.net. Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Parking: Free

Location: 2121 Cooperative Way, Herndon, VA 20171 (Smith -Gill Auditorium)

Driving Directions:

From Rte 267 Travel East on Centreville Road.

Take the first left at the Embassy Suites.

Travel ~1 mile to the end of the road and turn right on Cooperative Way at the cul-de-sac.

The Auditorium access is the back of the building where outside lawn furniture is visible

Proceed straight another 100 yards to parking.

Metro: Silver Line – Wiehle Station is 5 minute cab/Uber ride – Approximately $10 cab

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions: Cheryl Luczko: Phone: 703-904-9599 / Email: cluczko@verizon.net

The following are subject areas from the H.R.4909 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that have been deemed important to this event and the agenda.

H.R.4909 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017



Subtitle A--Improving Transparency and Clarity for Small Businesses

(Sec. 1801) Amends requirements for small business procurements included in the Small Business Act to reorganize the section and modernize the terms used, consistent with other sections of the U.S. Code.

(Sec. 1802) Requires the Small Business Administration (SBA), using data already required to be collected from contractors, to track companies that outgrow or no longer qualify for a small business program, as well as identify how prime contracting goals are met.

(Sec. 1803) Requires the General Services Administration to issue an annual report on the share of total contract value awarded to small businesses. Requires the report to include all procurements made for the period covered by the report without excluding any contract awarded.

(Sec. 1804) Amends the Small Business Act to update procurement terminology, consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and with terminology used in other titles of the U.S. Code.

Subtitle B--Clarifying the Roles of Small Business Advocates

(Sec. 1811) Specifies that procurement center representatives review consolidated contracts or task orders that are fully or partially set aside or reserved for small business. Authorize the SBA to limit reviews by procurement center representatives of certain types of contracts, such as foreign military sales, contingency operation contracts, or humanitarian operations, unless the contracting agency requests such a review.

(Sec. 1812) Specifies that the responsibilities of the commercial market representatives employed by the SBA include: (1) helping prime contractors to find small business concerns that are capable of performing subcontracts, (2) assisting prime contractors with meeting specified subcontracting obligations found in the Small Business Act, (3) providing counseling on how a small business concern may promote its capacity to contractors awarded contracts, and (4) conducting periodic reviews of contractors awarded contracts to assess compliance with required subcontracting plans.

(Sec. 1813) Revises the duties of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Utilization in federal agencies. Authorizes the offices to: (1) provide assistance to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and participants in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program, and (2) review annual summaries of government credit card purchases to ensure compliance with the Small Business Act.

(Sec. 1814) Requires the SBA to: (1) provide assistance to small businesses contractors in finding resources for education and training on compliance with contracting regulations after a contract is awarded, and (2) provide to small business development centers, entities participating in the Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program, and on the website of the SBA a list of resources for small business concerns seeking education and assistance on compliance with contracting regulations.

Requires any mentor-protege agreement approved by the SBA or DOD to address the provision of compliance assistance to the protege firm.

(Sec. 1815) Adds a job description and reporting hierarchy for business opportunity specialists of the SBA.

Subtitle C--Strengthening Opportunities for Competition in Subcontracting

(Sec. 1821) Specifies that that failure to provide contractual documentation showing compliance with a subcontracting plan is a material contract breach. Authorizes Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to review subcontracting plans. Requires the SBA to provide examples of activities that would be considered a failure to make a good-faith effort to comply with a subcontracting plan.

(Sec. 1822) Establishes a three-year pilot program in which small, first-tier subcontractors may obtain past-performance credit from the SBA. Requires the SBA to coordinate past-performance requests with the relevant Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and the prime contractor and assign a favorable past-performance rating if all parties agree.

Subtitle D--Mentor-Protege Programs

(Sec. 1831) Requires the SBA to determine whether a prospective protege firm is affiliated with its proposed mentor prior to approval of a mentor-protege agreement. Removes the same requirement from DOD.

(Sec. 1832) Requires DOD to obtain approval from the SBA prior to carrying out a mentor-protege program.

Subtitle E--Women's Business Programs

(Sec. 1841) Specifies the duties of the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership and requires the office to establish an accreditation program for its grant recipients.

(Sec. 1842) Revises requirements for the Women's Business Center Program to provide definitions of key terms relating to eligibility, to adjust the statutory cap on grants and requirement for matching funds, establish a mechanism for use of unobligated grant funds at the end of the fiscal year, and modify the procedures for the oversight of grant recipients.

(Sec. 1843) Limits the ability of the SBA to waive the requirement for matching funds by grant recipients under the Women's Business Center Program. Exempts excess non-federal dollars obtained by a grant recipient from specified federal regulations.

Subtitle G--Miscellaneous Provisions

(Sec. 1861) Requires the SBA to annually share a list of regulatory changes affecting small-business contracting with entities responsible for training acquisition personnel and to entities providing technical assistance to small contractors. Requires the applicable entities to periodically update training materials.

(Sec. 1862) Makes permanent the authorization for the GAO to decide certain bid protests in connection with the issuance or proposed issuance of a task or delivery order.

(Sec. 1863) Revises the definition of an agricultural enterprise included in the Small Business Act. Authorizes the SBA to establish different size standards for various types of agricultural enterprises using the existing method and appeals process by which the SBA establishes other size standards.

(Sec. 1864) Standardizes definitions for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use the regulations established by the SBA for establishing ownership and control of VOSBs and SDVOSBs. Authorizes the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the SBA to decide challenges to the status of a VOSB or SDVOSB based upon issues of ownership or control.

(Sec. 1865) Requires the SBA to submit to Congress information regarding certain federal major information technology investments. (Under current law, the information must be provided by federal agencies to the Office of Management and Budget and made public.)

(Sec. 1866) Specifies that the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals only hears appeals regarding programs found in the Small Business Act.

(Sec. 1867) Requires the SBA to issue guidance with respect to changes to the Small Business Act made in this title.

(Sec. 1868) Establishes requirements and authorities for the role of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) with respect to providing: (1) assistance in furtherance of the Small Business Development Center Cyber Strategy; and (2) access to cyber security specialists to counsel, assist, and inform small businesses in furtherance of the strategy.

(Sec. 1869) Amends the Small Business Act to permit DHS, and another federal department or agency in coordination with DHS, to assist SBDCs, through the dissemination of cybersecurity risk information and other homeland security information, to help small business concerns in developing or enhancing cyber security infrastructure, cyber threat awareness, and cyber training programs for employees.

(Sec. 1869A) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit DHS to provide assistance to SBDCs, through the dissemination of cybersecurity risk information and other homeland security information, to help small business concerns in developing or enhancing cyber security infrastructure, cyber threat awareness, and cyber training programs for employees.

(Sec. 1869B) Requires the GAO to conduct a review of current cyber security resources at the federal level aimed at assisting small business concerns with developing or enhancing cyber security infrastructure, cyber threat awareness, or cyber training programs for employees.

Requires the SBA and DHS to work collaboratively to develop a Small Business Development Center Cyber Strategy.

(Sec. 1869C) Specifies that no additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out sections 1868 through 1869B of this bill or the amendments made by the sections.

Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2016

(Sec. 1872) Amends the Small Business Act to provide that the SBA may only use specified authorized programs to deliver entrepreneurial development services, entrepreneurial education, support for the development and maintenance of clusters, or business training. Includes an exception for services provided to assist small business concerns owned by an Indian tribe. Requires the SBA to report annually to Congress on all entrepreneurial development activities undertaken in the current fiscal year.

(Sec. 1873) Permits grant recipients under the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program to market and advertise their services to individuals and small businesses.

(Sec. 1874) Requires the SBA to consult with SBDC associations on the creation of documents governing data collection activities related to SBDCs.

(Sec. 1875) Permits SBDCs to collect fees or other income related to the operation of private partnerships or co-sponsorships.

(Sec. 1876) Eliminates the authorization for the SBA to use specified SBDC funds to pay for examination expenses associated with reviewing SBDCs.

(Sec. 1877) Prohibits SBDCs (including consortia and affiliated contractors or agents) from disclosing certain identifying information of any individual or small business receiving assistance to any state, local, or federal agency or third party.

(Sec. 1878) Prohibits the SBA from awarding grants (including contracts and cooperative agreements) under the SBDC program to any entity other than those that: (1) received such grants prior to the enactment of this bill, and (2) seek to renew them after such date. Exempts not-for-profit institutions of higher education from such prohibition.

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