08:30 Welcome and Event Charge: SBIR Reauthorization
09:00 Morning Keynote:
Hon. James I.
Deputy Under Secretary
of Defense (Acquisition & Technology)
Mr. Finley is
the highest-ranking federal defense official to have addressed a small/large
business audience focused on technology transition in the defense industry.
09:45 Issue #1: DoD SBIR Commercialization Pilot
DoD SBIR Program Manager Manager,
OSD Commercialization Pilot Program
This two-part session will focus
on CPP’s DoD-level mission and agency-level activities, and large and small
firm response to CPP opportunity.
10:00 Issue #1 con’t: CPP Procurement Opportunity
Caccuitto DoD SBIR
VanWyk OSD Small
Business Programs Office
Lani Loell Raytheon
Integrated Defense Systems
Mario Ramirez Lockheed Martin
David Powell Triton Systems
Will Saunders Adaptive
10:45 Issue #2: SBTC’s Defense Technology Small
How Can Small and
Large Firms Collaborate On Transition Obstacles?
Bond Association for
- Mark Bakotic Northrop
Grumman Ship Systems
- Bill Nickerson RLW Inc.
- Dr. Kent Murphy Luna Innovations
John Williams Navy SBIR
This session debuts an initiative
led by small business advisors to find common ground with large defense
contractors to identify and recommend solutions to present technology
transition obstacles. It will focus
on best practices in integrating the Mentor Protégé, ManTech and SBIR programs,
in response to recent Congressional actions, and assessing new opportunities
for small firms latent in such integration.
11:30 Issue #3: Fiscal Resources to Support and Accelerate Transition of
Moderator: Dr. Michael McGrath DASN Research, Development, Test & Evaluation
Deborah Santy Connecticut Center
for Advanced Technologies
Brian DiAntonio Rapid Technology
Robert Weiss Physical Sciences
Comment: Cynthia Gonsalves Director of Technology Transfer – OSD
This session will focus on the
types of funds available to extend SBIR projects in varied federal agencies,
and access strategies.
12:30 Luncheon Keynote:
“How Can SBIR Meet Our Highest Priority Warfighter Needs?”
SeaSystems – Submarine Program Executive Office
Mr. McNamara is
“the billion-dollar man” – the first federal program official to successfully
invest $1B in transitioning SBIR technologies into Major Defense Acquisition
1:45 Issue #4: Strength in Numbers – Small Business Collaboration to
Win DoD Contracts
Moderator: Terry Bibbens
Homeland Venture Partnership
Karangelen ACCES non-profit
Linda Whittington SPAWAR SBIR Program
Wayne Jakubowski ASSETT, Inc.
- Italo Travez Prototype Productions Inc.
Carl Fisher General Atomics
This session will focus on
“bundling” of SBIR topics to aggregate SBIR awards so that linked small firms
can address larger defense program opportunities, and on collaboration
strategies that enable linked small firms to compete for niche program
opportunities and more effectively partner with large Prime contractors.
#6: Procurement Q&A: Federal Procurement—Model Agreements—Small
Business Data Rights
Moderator: Max Kidalov Senate Small Business Committee
David Metzger Holland &
Paul Seidman Seidman &
Mike Mutek Raytheon, Intelligence
and Information Systems
Representative Boeing Company, Office
of the General Counsel
This presentation, accompanied by
a generous Q&A session, will focus on data rights and related small
business prerogatives in the federal procurement arena. It includes a
discussion of DFARS clauses 7013 and 7018, and other specifics. This section
looks at the negotiation process under CPP
3:15 Issue #7: Strengthening Small Business Infrastructure for Rapid
Moderator: Kenneth Bricker Goodman & Co.
John Schickling KaZak, Inc.
Steve Cobb SatCon, Inc.
Tony Mulligan Advanced Ceramics
Julia Spicer Mid-Atlantic
Vincent Schaper SMI, Inc.
This session will focus on the
breadth and depth of financial planning that small firms must do to anticipate
manufacturing and workforce scale-up of their firms to take advantage of DoD
acquisition opportunities for volume technology purchases.
4:00 Special Feature: “How Defense Primes
Think” -- Understanding Corporate Cultures
Moderator: Allen Baker Vital Strategies
- Richard Hendel The Boeing Company
John Cottrell L-3
Dennis Crosby Northrop
This presentation will focus on
delivering a “layman’s language” understanding of business models among large
corporations in the defense industry, and how this impacts their behavior with
small firms when working in the technology transition trade space.