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SBTW18

You can download the slides from DoD's Small Business Training Week (SBTW18), which was April 23-27, 2018, in New Orleans. You can also find links to videos of the presentations. This site will be updated with links to videos of the general sessions. 

SERC Workshop Slides
DoD Southeast Regional Council (SERC) Workshop

DoD Mentor-Protege Program Update (Video)
- Mr. Shannon Jackson, DoD OSBP 

DoD Regional Councils (Video)
- Ms. Janice Buffler, Deputy Director, DoD OSBP

Evaluating Subcontracting Performance in CPARS (Video)
- Dr. Jeanette Robinson, Small Business Professor, DAU

How to Develop Data-driven Outreach Strategies (Video)
- Ms. Christina Barnhill, Outreach Manager, MDA OSBP
- Mr. Chad Rogers, Senior Analyst, MDA OSBP

How to Organize and Implement Virtual Industry Days
- Ms. Karen Baker, Chief, Army Geospatial Center OSBP

New Subcontracting Tools (Video)
- Ms. Angela Terry, Subcontracting Program Manager, SBA

SBLO Best Practices (Video)
- Ms. Melissa Smith, SBLO, EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc. 
- Ms. Debbie Sampson, SBLO, Fluor
- Ms. Holly Hutson, SBLO, Amec Foster Wheeler
- Mr. Thomas Ward, Lead Estimator, Kiewit

Small Business Regulation and Legislation Update (Video)
- Mr. Ken Dodds, Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Liaison, SBA

Small Business Utilization: The Big Picture (Video)
- Dr. Donna Peebles, Associate Director, USACE HQ OSBP

Subcontracting Hot Topics (Video)
- Ms. Janice Buffler, Deputy Director, DoD OSBP


SBTW18 Slides

8(a) Program: Innovative Strategies
- Ms. Sharon Gurley, Director, Office of Program Review, Government Contracting and Business Development, SBA
- Dr. Donna Peebles, Associate Director, USACE HQ OSBP

A Primer on Law and Policy for Small Business: Roadmap of the Congressional Process and Executive Agency Rulemaking
- Mr. Mark Tiner, Congressional Liaison, ByteCubed
- Mr. Christoph Mlinarchik, Policy Advisor, ByteCubed

Acquisition Planning: Getting Involved Early (Video)
- Mr. Chris Harrington, Director, SOCOM OSBP 
- Mr. Reginald Solomon, Contracting Officer, Washington Headquarters Services
- Mr. Douglas Gerard, Procurement Center Representative, Area III Marshall Space Flight Center, SBA

Building Effective Partnerships Between Contracting Officers and Small Business Professionals (Video)
- Ms. Sherry Freeman, Small Business Professor, DAU (Moderator)
- Mr. Reginald Solomon, Contracting Officer, Washington Headquarters Services
- Mr. Ian Ahearn, Small Business Professional, NGA OSBP
- Mr. Christopher Nietubyc, Small Business Specialist, DIA OSBP
- Ms. Elizabeth Harrington, Small Business Professional, Washington Headquarters Services OSBP

Category Management (Video)

- Ms. Mary Urey, Director, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center OSBP (Moderator)
- The Honorable Charles Manger, Associate Administrator, GSA OSBU
- Ms. Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, OMB
- Ms. Mary Davie, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA
- Mr. Matthew Beebe, Director, DLA Acquisition
- Mr. Mark Fahrenkamp, Director, Air Force Category Management Program Support Office

Cybersecurity Update (Video)
- Mr. Ted Bujewski, Associate Director, DoD OSBP 
- Ms. Vicki Michetti, Director, Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cyber Security (CIB CS) Program, DoD CIO 
- Ms. Mary Thomas, Program Analyst, DPAP

DoD and SBA Mentor-Protégé Programs: Best Practices (Video)
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Mr. Shannon Jackson, Associate Director, DoD OSBP
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Ms. Sandra Clifford, Deputy Director, All Small Mentor Protégé Program, SBA

DoD Contracting Update (Video)
- Ms. Jill Stiglich, Deputy Director, DPAP, Contract Policy & International Contracting

DoD Leadership Update and Small Business Directors’ Town Hall (Video)

- Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, DoD OSBP (Moderator)

- Mr. Tommy Marks, Director, Army OSBP

- Ms. Emily Harman, Director, Navy OSBP

- Ms. Valerie Muck, Director, Air Force OSBP

Elements of a Successful Small Business Brief
- Ms. Arielle Douglas, Associate Director, DISA OSBP
- Ms. Pamela Monroe, Subcontracting Program Manager, Army

Evaluating Subcontracting Performance in CPARS
- Dr. Jeanette Robinson, Small Business Professor, DAU

GAO Protest Case Studies
- Mr. Sam Le, Attorney Advisor, Office of General Counsel, SBA

How to Develop Data-driven Outreach Strategies 
- Ms. Christina Barnhill, Outreach Manager, MDA OSBP
- Mr. Chad Rogers, Senior Analyst, MDA OSBP

How to Develop Your Small Business Professional Brand
- Mr. Paul Ward, Deputy Director, SOCOM OSBP
- Ms. Coleen McCormick, Associate Director, DLA Land and Maritime OSBP

How To Do Small Business Set-asides on GSA Schedules
- Mr. Joey Phelps, Customer Service Director, GSA

How to Organize and Implement Virtual Industry Days
- Ms. Karen Baker, Chief, Army Geospatial Center OSBP

How to Tell and Sell Small Business Success Stories (Video)
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Mr. Shannon Jackson, Associate Director, DoD OSBP
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Mr. Ollie Cooperwood, Public Affairs Officer, Navy OSBP

HUBZone Program: Best Practices (Video)
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Ms. Mariana Pardo, Director, Office of HUBZone Programs, SBA
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Ms. Farris Welsh, Director, Air Force Materiel Command OSBP
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Ms. Linda Spadaro, Chief, USACE Mobile District OSBP

Insights from Industry (Video)
- Mr. Gerald Robbins, Senior Director of Business Development, SAIC

Insights from Program Managers (Video)
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Mr. Evan Littig, Deputy Program Manager, Surface Ship Modernization Program Office
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Mr. Joseph Van Allman, Program Manager, PEO SUB, Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical Systems
- Ms. Lindsay Webster, Procurement Manager, PEO SUB, PMS450
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Mr. William Farmer, Deputy Program Manager, PEOC4I, Tactical Networks Program

Keynote Lunch (Video)
- Mr. Lee Rosenberg, Director, MDA OSBP

Leveraging Soft Skills to Influence Procurement Strategies (Video)
- Mr. David Christ, Director, Army Research Laboratory OSBP

Leveraging the Market Research Center of Excellence (MRCoE) Tool
- Mr. Ted Bujewski, Associate Director, DoD OSBP
- Mr. Jonathan Metts, Program Manager, ByteCubed

Market Research: A Strategy for Success (Video)
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Ms. Sherry Freeman, Small Business Professor, DAU
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Mr. Chris Eischen, Procurement Center Representative (Kansas City, MO), SBA

Mythbusters: Addressing Misconceptions and Improving Communication with Industry (Video)
- Ms. Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, OMB

New Subcontracting Tools
- Ms. Angela Terry, Subcontracting Program Manager, SBA

PTACs: What Contracting Officers Need to Know (Video)
- Ms. Sherry Savage, Program Manager, Procurement Technical Assistance Program, DLA OSBP
- Ms. Lisa Wood, Statewide Director, Connecticut PTAC
- Mr. George Williams, Program Manager, Native American PTAC
- Mr. Darryl Thomas, Interim PTAC Program Manager, Illinois PTAC
- Ms. Sheriley Smith, Project Manager, Texas PTAC
- Ms. Jann Deane, Program Manager, Michigan PTAC
- Ms. Haneen Wraikat, PTAC Team Coordinator, Michigan PTAC

SBA Leadership Update (Video)

- The Honorable Robb Wong, Associate Administrator, Government Contracting and Business Development, SBA

Small Business Regulation and Legislation Update (Video)
- Mr. Ken Dodds, Director, Office of Policy, Planning & Liaison, SBA

SBIR Success Stories
- Mr. David Sikora, Acting Administrator, SBIR/STTR, DoD OSBP 
- Mr. John Williams, Director, Innovation and Technology, SBA
- Ms. Donna Attick, Program Manager, NAVAIR SBIR


Soft Skills that Build a Brand of Excellence for the Small Business Workforce
- Ms. Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Government Contracting Domain Expert, Live Oak Bank

Surveillance Reviews: Strategies for Success (Video)
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Ms. Valerie Coleman, Prime Contracts, Program Manager, Office of Government Contracting, SBA 
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Mr. Chris Harrington, Director, SOCOM OSBP


Understanding Joint Ventures (Video)
- Mr. Sam Le, Attorney Advisor, Office of General Counsel, SBA

Using Data to Tell Stories (Video)
- Mr. Pete Hunter, Associate Director, Army Medical Command OSBP

Vanguard Awards Ceremony (Video)

 - Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, DoD OSBP

Welcome
- Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, DoD OSBP

Workforce Initiatives Update (Video)
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Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, DoD OSBP
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Mr. Kevin Linden, Performance Learning Director-Small Business, Defense Acquisition University

WOSB Program: Best Practices (Video)
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Ms. Amy Kim, WOSB Program Manager, Office of Government Contracting, SBA
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Ms. Angela Dingle, Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

Wrap-up (Video)
- Dr. James Galvin, Acting Director, DoD OSBP

TWEETS

"We have to avoid getting it perfect but late." Dr. James Galvin at #SBTW18

 

"We need to remarkably decrease the time it takes to get weapons systems and services on contract while respecting each taxpayer dollar we spend." DPAP's Jill Stiglich at #SBTW18

 

"Demonstrate good character while you're down here. The hustle's up to you." Dr. James Galvin at #SBTW18

 

"Get to the table whether you're invited or not." @ArmySmallBiz's Tommy Marks at #SBTW18

 

"We all need to do a better job of telling good-news stories." @DON_OSBP's Emily Harman at #SBTW18

 

"Telling a really good story can help a practice spread like wildfire." Ms. Lesley Field at #SBTW18 

 

"The next 'mythbusters' memo will focus on 1:1 communication with industry and how to work with associations." OFPP's Lesley Field at #SBTW18


"Take 1.5-2% of the winning price: that's how much it costs to bid." @SAICinc's Gerald Robbins at #SBTW18

 

"DoD will not certify that a contractor is compliant with the NIST SP 800-171 security requirements. Third-party assessments or certifications of compliance are not required, authorized or recognized by DoD." DPAP's Mary Thomas at #SBTW18

 

"Small Business Professionals should facilitate the development of a formal Market Research Strategy/Plan document." @DAUNow's Sherry Freeman at #SBTW18


"I don't believe that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. If the world doesn't know you have a better mousetrap, nobody's coming." @SBAgov's Robb Wong at #SBTW18


The fiscal year 2018 NDAA "froze the HUBZone maps" until 2020. After 2020, HUBZone maps will be updated every 5 years. #SBTW18


"We don't think a [task] order is a contract in all contexts." @SBAgov's Ken Dodds at #SBTW18

 

"Until SBA issues a final rule requiring certifications, WOSBs can self-certify." @SBAgov's Ken Dodds at #SBTW18

 

"Category Management shouldn't be something you fear; it should be something you embrace." @GSAOSBU's Charles Manger at #SBTW18

 

"I absolutely disagree that Category Management hurts small businesses." @DLAMIL's Matthew Beebe at #SBTW18

 

"You're going to fail sometimes, but it's not fatal. The key is to keep plugging away day after day." MDA's Lee Rosenberg at #SBTW18

 

"PTACs are DoD-funded partners." @DLAMIL's Sherry Savage at #SBTW18

 

"How do you earn credibility? Be helpful, useful and not a roadblock." @ArmyResearchLab's David Christ at #SBTW18

 

"The SBA's All Small Mentor Protege Program does not approve joint ventures, but joint ventures may be challenged through a size protest." @SBAgov's Sam Le at #SBTW18