PROGRAM AGENDA

VFEDCON Main Session Room ​

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM EST

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Kick-Off!

Darrell Green | Dave Lowe | Rafael Marrero

Convocation
Sponsor Recognition
VIP Introduction
Session Overviews
Making Connections
Developing Relationships

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9:00 AM to 9:40 AM EST

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Keith Johnson
Contracting Officer

NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)

Session Overview

Keith Johnson currently serves as a Contracting Officer for the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).  NITAAC administers three best-in-class governmentwide acquisition contracts, of which Keith is directly responsible for two of these three- CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business. With a combined ceiling of $40 billion, CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business can be used by any federal civilian or DoD agency to procure IT services and solutions. Of these two contracts, CIO-SP3 Small Business is exceptionally valuable because it gives small businesses the opportunity to compete for government contracts and delivers cutting-edge technology to agencies at the most competitive price points.

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David Loines
Director for the Office of Government Contracting

SBA Programs and Certifications

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David has worked on many special projects and developed numerous procurement vehicles and strategies to help small business and implemented innovative methods to ensure maximum participation by small business on Federal procurements.

David has managed various GC programs during his career and is a former Area Director, Deputy Director for Government Contracting, Director for the Office of Natural Resources Sales Assistance directing the day-to-day operations of the SBA Timber set-aside Program, and as a 1102 Procurement Analyst executing the Non-Manufacturer Rule Program.

David served as the initial Director for the SBA Business Matchmaking Program overseeing all events for the agency including a special effort in the Gulf States (post-Katrina) to provide aid to small businesses devastated by the hurricane.  David also performed a detail on Capitol Hill assigned to the Senate Small Business Committee providing expertise in the review of language for the Small Business Jobs Bill.

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Multi-Agency Government Engagement Room

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FEATURED VBOOTH ROOMS

9:40 AM to 10:00 AM EST

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US Freight

Transportation and Third Party Logistics

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National Filters

Leading Domestic Computer Reseller & Manufacturer

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Globaldoc, Inc.

Translations and Customized Language-Related Software

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Rolascreen

Portable Room Dividers And Privacy Screens

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Comfort Products, Inc.

Manufacturer Of High Quality Knitted Goods

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INVID Group

Custom Software To Solve Business Challenges

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Gift Cards

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$500 worth of Amazon Gift Cards

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DKA (DeSutter, Kerr & Associates)

Winning Government Contracts & GSA Schedule Support

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ALG Health

American Made PPE

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Caribe Companies

Buy American Act Compliant Dimmers & Lighting Controls

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Lex Gillette

Motivation Speaker (WORLD RECORD HOLDER - LONG JUMP)

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Lighthouse

Translations and Customized Language-Related Software

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Prairie States Enterprises

Health Plan Third Party Administrators

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daRosa Consulting

Talent Acquisition

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Gift Cards

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Colorado Schwag

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Copy of Lex's Book!

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NASA SEWP

Come and Visit
The SEWP Team!

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Rafael Marrero & Company

Helping Companies Break Into The $500B Federal Market

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Federal Practice Group

Elite Legal Defense & Advocacy

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Intrepid

Provider of Services and Technologies In The Federal Marketplace

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Notify.com

High Availability, Self-monitoring Alerting System

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Sunset Healthcare Solutions

Respiratory Supplies

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NCS Technologies

Leading Domestic Computer Reseller & Manufacturer

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Really good information

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Gift Cards

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10:00 AM to 10:40 AM EST

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Joanne Woytek
Program Director for the NASA SEWP Program

SEWP V Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement

Session Overview

Ms. Joanne Woytek is the Program Director for the NASA SEWP Program. Ms. Woytek manages the strategic direction, planning and day-to-day operations of SEWP – a premier Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) providing Federal Agencies access to the latest in Information & Communication Technology solutions. Ms. Woytek is a 42-year veteran to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt Maryland. From SEWP’s inception, twenty-seven years ago, through to the present, Ms. Woytek continues to be the key figure in the continuing evolution of the program. Ms. Woytek is an ACT/IAC Fellow and Board member, an active member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and Elected Customer Member Representative for The Open Group Governing Board. A few of the many awards Ms. Woytek has received while serving as Program Manager are the Acquisition Improvement Award, Customer Service Excellence Award, Group Achievement Award, The 2019 & 2016 Federal 100 Award. Coalition for Government Procurement’s 2014 Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award, MAGIC 2013 Acquisition Excellence Award, and the Government Industry Cooperation Award. Prior to SEWP, Ms. Woytek served as a NASA mathematician focused on systems administration, database management, and user application programming.

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Alberto Lugo
Founder & CEO
INVID Group

Nearshore Outsourcing Focus - Puerto Rico

Session Overview

This session will address the benefits to federal prime contract holders of nearshore outsourcing and provide case studies for successful IT business support from companies based in Puerto Rico. As a US territory, Puerto Rico provides many advantage to offshore outsourcing including helping prime contract holders meet subcontracting plans for small business and other socio economic participation. Invited personnel include IT program managers responsible for system development, IT support specialists and personnel responsible for small business contract compliance. Participants are requested to provide feedback on how they leverage outsourcing to control costs, manage contract requirements and maintain quality deliverables for federal contracts.

Alberto Lugo, a native of Puerto Rico, is founder and CEO of Internet Vision Development, (INVID) LLC.

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GSA Engagement Room

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SBA Engagement Room

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NITAAC Engagement Room

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11:00 AM to 11:40 AM EST

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Gregg Clarke
Director of Business Development
DKA

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Shaun May
Director of Marketing
Federal Practice Group

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Lex Gillette
Motivational Speaker

Gregg Clarke DKA & Shaun May Federal Practice Group - Proposals and Compliance

Session Overview

This session will address how to identify bidding opportunities and how to evaluate them to determine if it’s a good fit for your experience and capabilities, as well as how DKA can increase your chances of winning and help ensure successful and profitable performance of your contracts. I’ll also be discussing how to determine if the GSA Schedule is a good fit for your company, and how DKA can help you get approved and manage your Schedule contract

No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision

Session Overview

As a totally blind long jumper for Team USA, Lex Gillette has achieved medal winning performances at every major international competition he has attended to date. His ultimate goal is to earn a fifth consecutive nomination to the Paralympic Games team, and make a successful landing in the gold medal position on the top of the podium at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

As a Paralympic athlete and accomplished singer, he has a unique prospective on what it takes to be successful. When he is not winning medals, Lex is helping people achieve their goals. Instead of lamenting past decisions and questionable choices, wipe the slate clean and start picturing yourself at your absolute best.

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NASA SEWP Engagement Room (Government)

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VFEDCON Lunch Session Room​

12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EST

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Luncheon Keynote

Darrell Green 
NFL Hall of Fame
ESPN Top 100

Darrell Green is best known as a former cornerback with the Washington Redskins. During his record-setting 20 year career with the team he came to be known and lovingly referred to as “Mr. Redskin.” His on field accomplishments include two Super Bowl victories, seven selections to the Pro Bowl, and four NFL Fastest Man competitions. In 1991, he was the World’s Fastest Athlete.

As an avid businessman, Green owns and operates several businesses. In 1997, he established Darrell Green Enterprises, Inc., a marketing company that facilitates opportunities for Green and manages www.DarrellGreen.com. In 2000, Green created Darrell Green Holdings, LLC to manage his business interests which include Intekras, a minority owned small business, offering integrated solutions in three primary disciplines: Information Security, National Security and Defense Systems; and Trusted Solutions Group, a hub zone company that specializes in providing training and workforce development solutions to government and industry.

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Roundtable
NASA | NIH | INDUSTRY

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1:00 PM to 1:40 PM EST

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Mike Cooper
Founder/CEO/President
GlobalDoc

Enterprise Level Language Translation

Session Overview

GlobalDoc provides cost-effective, high-quality translation and localization services via our LangXpert software tool. Regardless of the language or format you need to enhance your global communications content, we can help.

GlobalDoc understands the headaches that often accompany business translation — like inaccuracies, slow turnaround times, and high prices. For those reasons, LangXpert works quickly, provides culturally-sensitive translations, and includes turnkey global content support. LangXpert provides turnkey global content support, including automation of in-country reviews, 24/7/365 online reporting, and management of translation memory to save money, enhance quality, and improve turnaround times.

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EPA - COVID Research and Disinfection Solutions

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EPA researchers are building on an expansive body of world-class research by applying that knowledge to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This research will help states, tribes, local, and territorial governments, including public health agencies, guide homeowners, business owners, and workplace managers to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

 

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Multi-Agency Government Engagement Room

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2:00 PM to 2:40 PM EST

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Rob Wong
CEO/President
FedSolve

FedSolve - SBA Certifications

Session Overview

Robb was appointed by the White House to the US Small Business Administration and served as Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development (AA/GCBD) at headquarters from 2017-March 1, 2020. As SBA’s top official for government contracting, Robb worked tirelessly with senior leaders within Congress, DoD, Civilian and industry to increase opportunities for small business government contractors and to improve their usefulness for government. His mission was “to help US Government acquisition officials to see quality small businesses their best and first option to achieve missions.”

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Todd Yunker
Vice President
ALG Health

American Made Personal Protective Equipment

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If we have learned anything from 2020, it is how fragile our healthcare supply chain was, how it affected our ability to respond and the risk it posed for our national safety. ALG Health would like to invite you to be part of an emerging American success story as we introduce you to the latest in American made PPE. We will provide insight on the problems of imported PPE and how we’re solving that problem every day. You’ll be the first to hear about our NIOSH certification (the press release isn’t even out yet) and the products we manufacture. We’ll discuss the challenges, the help from FDA and CDC and answer questions you have.

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GSA Engagement Room

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3:00 PM to 3:40 PM EST

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Sally White
Founder
EchoWolf Solutions

Uber Government Networking

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Sally N. White, Founder of EchoWolf Solutions serves as a trusted advisor, connector, and profitability multiplier for her clients and partners. She co-collaborates with a leading team of technical and service professionals to deliver results-based marketing, business development and sales solutions.

Named after her beloved wolf Echo, they create an EchoChamber for advancing the science of intelligent technology, innovation and services to serve their customers and create viability, sustainability now, and for future generations.

Like wolves who thrive and survive by fierce collaboration and serving one another, Sally and her pack offer organizations, individuals and their supplier partners results-driven strategies for growing company profitability, reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and performance all while building the brand, maintaining safety and reliability.

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Rafael Marrero
Author La Salsa Secreta
Rafael Marrero & Company

Rafael Marrero & Company - Procurement Readiness

Session Overview

A fierce Small Business advocate. Spanish radio commentator on small business growth and capacity planning, and subject matter expert on supplier diversity and inclusion, Business-to-government (B2G) and government socio-economic program certifications. Rafael provides high-power insight on how procurement thinks, what buyers need to see from you and to earn your fair share of socio-economic set asides. With over $150 Billion in set-asides on the table, Dr. Marrero’s session will review “Key Ingredients and Recipes for Success in Federal Contracting” from his best selling book La Salsa Secreta!

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EPA Engagement Room

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NASA SEWP Engagement Room (Industry)

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4:00 PM to 4:40 PM EST

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Dave Lowe
CEO
isiFederal LLC.

Federal Marketing

Session Overview

Dynamic presenter and GovBrief host, Dave combines best in class federal market intelligence and proven virtual platforms to deliver highly effective briefings. He is responsible for developing GovBrief interagency briefing platform and driving innovations and best practices right to key federal decision makers. Building on a solutions based model, isiFederal has helped small businesses book over $440 Million in direct and indirect federal contracts.

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Liz DaRosa
Branding & People Operations
daRosa Consulting

Social Media and Branding

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Liz daRosa is a Performance Coach & Digital Marketing Strategist and Principal at daRosa Consulting. Liz blends her accumen for on-target content messaging with digital reach and consults with high-performing individuals and organizations who want to leverage their brand on digital media to attract top opportunities (leads & talent) to better position them as industry leaders.

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VFEDCON Closing Remarks

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM EST

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Darrell Green – NFL Hall of Fame

Dave Lowe – VFEDCON

Rafael Marrero – CEO Rafael Marrero & Co.

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Virtual Happy Hour & GIVEAWAYS!

5 PM Until...

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The Journey Continues...

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MAY 6, 2020
VFEDCON 2021