ETRA Special Briefing Series: Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Amway Room
Times: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Phone: (202) 463-5392
1615 H St NW
Federal Government 8(a) Certification
Howard County Center for Business and Technology Development
Times: 9:30am - 12:30pm
9250 Bendix Road North
This workshop is designed for small businesses seeking an 8(a) certification. Named for Section 8a of the Small Business Act, 8(a) is a business development program created to assist small disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Firms receiving certification are then qualified to do business with the Federal Government.This three-hour training session explains 8(a) requirements and how to prepare an 8(a) application, while also reviewing the opportunities and limitations of these certifications. Stories and examples of companies that have previously experienced the 8(a) certification process will be presented. With guidance from a veteran Small Business Administration (SBA) expert, you’ll take away valuable tips on how to submit a well-structured application, which would be compliant with the SBA rules and regulations.
Selling to NSA
BWI Airport Marriott
Times: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Phone: (240) 243-4045
1743 West Nursery Road
The National Security Agency is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government. As NSA continues on its path to transform the U.S. Cryptologic System, the Acquisition Organization must continuously modernize and improve the acquisition process by implementing best business practices to satisfy mission needs. The velocity of changes in technologies, along with an ever-increasing variety of communications, challenges their ability to develop and deploy systems that meet operational requirements. To meet these challenges head-on, NSA is assessing and re-engineering their current acquisition policies, procedures, and practices to eliminate inconsistencies, redundancies, and steps that add no value. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from officials within NSA about opportunities that exist for your company to do business with the nation's leading security agency.