SESSION VIDEOS

VFEDCON Main Session Room ​

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM EST

Kick-Off!

Darrell Green | Dave Lowe | Rafael Marrero

Convocation
Sponsor Recognition
VIP Introduction
Session Overviews
Making Connections
Developing Relationships

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

9:00 AM to 9:40 AM EST

NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)

Keith Johnson
Contracting Officer
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.

SBA Programs and Certifications

David Loines
Director for the Office of Government Contracting
SBA ​

Session Overview

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.

FEATURED VBOOTH ROOMS

US Freight

Transportation and Third Party Logistics

DKA (DeSutter, Kerr & Associates)

Winning Government Contracts & GSA Schedule Support

ALG Health

American Made PPE

National Filters

Leading Domestic Computer Reseller & Manufacturer

Globaldoc, Inc.

Translations and Customized Language-Related Software

Rolascreen

Portable Room Dividers And Privacy Screens

Comfort Products, Inc.

Manufacturer Of High Quality Knitted Goods

INVID Group

Custom Software To Solve Business Challenges

Rafael Marrero & Company

Helping Companies Break Into The $500B Federal Market

Intrepid

Provider of Services and Technologies In The Federal Marketplace

Federal Practice Group

Elite Legal Defense & Advocacy

Notify.com

High Availability, Self-monitoring Alerting System

Caribe Companies

Buy American Act Compliant Dimmers & Lighting Controls

Lex Gillette

Motivation Speaker (WORLD RECORD HOLDER - LONG JUMP)

Lighthouse

Translations and Customized Language-Related Software

Prairie States Enterprises

Health Plan Third Party Administrators

Sunset Healthcare Solutions

Respiratory Supplies

NCS Technologies

Leading Domestic Computer Reseller & Manufacturer

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:00 AM to 10:40 AM EST

SEWP V Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement

Joanne Woytek
Program Director for the NASA SEWP Program

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. 

Nearshore Outsourcing Focus - Puerto Rico

Alberto Lugo
Founder & CEO
INVID Group

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.

11:00 AM to 11:40 AM EST

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

Gregg Clarke
Director of Business Development
DKA

Shaun May
Director of Marketing
Federal Practice Group

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.

No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision

Lex Gillette
Motivational Speaker

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.

VFEDCON Lunch Session Room​

12:00 PM to 12:40 PM EST

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:00 PM to 1:40 PM EST

Enterprise Level Language Translation

Mike Cooper
Founder/CEO/President
GlobalDoc

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.

Social Media and Branding

Liz DaRosa
Branding & People Operations
daRosa Consulting

Session Overview

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.

2:00 PM to 2:40 PM EST

FedSolve - SBA Certifications

Rob Wong
CEO/President
FedSolve

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.”

American Made Personal Protective Equipment

Todd Yunker
Vice President
ALG Health

Session Overview

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.

3:00 PM to 3:40 PM EST

Uber Government Networking

Sally White
Founder
EchoWolf Solutions

Session Overview

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.

Rafael Marrero & Company - Procurement Readiness

Rafael Marrero
Author La Salsa Secreta
Rafael Marrero & Company

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!

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Federal Marketing​

Dave Lowe
CEO
isiFederal LLC

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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