Many mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies, but the Pentagon largely misses out on them. For our big bureaucracy, awarding a contract in months is a flash. The Pentagon must do business at the speed of ideas: inspiring and accelerating startup creativity toward national security challenges. The smaller the company, the faster we must move. We accept that challenge. Welcome to Air Force Pitch Day.
"Pitch Days are new fast tracks for startups to work with the Air Force. Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, our goal is to award $40 million to startups using one-day, one-page contracts. These awards use convenient credit card payments— we want partnering with the Air Force to be easy and energizing!" Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Learn more HERE
Air Force Small Business Program Plan
The Air Force Small Business Program Plan defines our mission and vision and identifies the small business professionals and support programs that help us execute our goals. The Program Plan also provides current and trending performance data that guide Air Force Small Business into FY19 and beyond. Check out our Program Plan HERE
There are delays to invoice payments due to Electronic Fund Transfer restrictions for new or renewing SAM accounts that are awaiting processing of a notarized letter in response to the recent SAM cyber hack. Additional details can be found HERE
DoD Procurement Forecasts
The Public DoD forecasting site should provide the full range of Air Force forecasted (1, 2, and 3-years) product and service requirements with an anticipated total awarded value (including options) greater than $5M per contract action regardless of funding appropriation (construction, FMS, services, etc.), based on the best information available. Visit the site HERE
The Air Force and VT-ARC have collaborated to launch the AFWERX DC Hub. AFWERX DC serves as the key link between the Vegas Innovation Hub and AFWERX Corporate in the Pentagon
The mission of AFWERX Vegas is to serve the needs of the Air Force by addressing tough challenges. We are a dynamic, tech-curious, committed to scouting and designing innovative solutions to benefit the Air Force
SB Guide for the Facility Clearance Process
What is a Facility Clearance (FCL)? Who can Sponsor a Facility Clearance ? Considering a Joint Venture(JV)? All these questions and more can be answered in the Defense Security Service (DSS) Small Business Guide Facility Clearance Process
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2018 NHOA Business Summit Conference
Date: July 31, August 1-2, 2018
Place: Prince Waikiki Hotel
The 2018 NHOA Business Summit Conference is a three-day event at the Prince Waikiki Hotel on the island of Oahu. The focus of the conference is on legislative, legal and business issues relevant to small businesses in the federal contracting industry. Conference attendees will gain valuable knowledge, insight and practical tips for working with the federal government. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other businesses, contracting officers and other government representatives, as well as to the opportunity to form and develop relationships with potential teaming partners. We invite 8a, HUBZone, Veteran, and Women-Owned companies to participate.
This conference will offer attendees the ability to choose from a diverse selection of sessions presented by an impressive lineup of speakers. Whether you are considering whether to get into federal contracting or you are an established federal contractor, this is an event you definitely don't want to miss!
CONFERENCE SAMPLE SCHEDULE
July 31, 2018 (Pre-Conference)
Workshop #1 (9:00-11:00 am):
Workshop #2 (1:00-3:00 pm):
August 1-2, 2018 (Conference)
8:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Opening Welcome
8:30-9:00 Legislative Speaker
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker
10:00 Special Speaker
10:30 Panel Discussion
12:00 PM Lunch with Featured Luncheon Speaker
1:15-2:20 Track 1 Workshop Presenter
2:30-3:20 Track 2 Workshop Presenter
3:30-4:30 Track 3 Workshop Presenter
5:00-7:00 Reception (8/1 only)
*Updates to Conference Agenda, Speakers, and Other Optional Conference Events will be posted here and will be sent to registrants via email.
***For hotel reservations, please visit: NHOA 2018 Business Summit Conference - Hotel Reservations
You may call directly to the hotel to confirm, 1-800-321-6248. Recommended booking your hotel reservations by July 1.
VISION: Create a culture that looks to small businesses first for innovative, agile, and affordable solutions to meet our warfighter needs.
MISSION: To maximize small business opportunities within Air Force acquisitions, thereby (a) promoting efficiencies and innovation, (b) fostering competition, and (c) expanding the defense industrial base.
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