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Monday, February 6, 2017

Legislative Near Misses, Top Contracts and New Stuff!

Our friend and small business government contracting attorney extraordinaire, Steven Koprince, has launched a new feature on his incredibly informative and useful, SmallGovCon blog.  He calls it GovCon Voices and describes it as "...opinions, insights and commentary from non-attorney thought-leaders across the field of government contracting," and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to write the very first piece for their new feature. 

Since the theme of GovCon Voices is providing content related to compliance, policy and law for government contractors, I decided to make the best of the opportunity by offering a 3-part series with the title "The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Ugly Changes That Almost Were!" I started with 'the Just Plain Ugly' and will work my way from there to 'the Bad' and then to 'the Good' leaving things on somewhat of a high note. As you might imagine the first 2 near misses are pieces of legislation I hope don't catch a zombie strain and come back to life! Rest in Peace for all eternity. I would greatly appreciate you taking a look and letting me know what you think.

In the meantime, there are a number of relevant pieces from media organizations and industry thought-leaders in the featured articles section of the GovConChannel such as 'Top Federal IT Contracts to Watch for in 2017' and 'New DHS Acquisition Rules Proposal Could Disrupt Contracts, Hurt Small Business' and more.

We've officially launched (most of) our refreshed membership programs that include new benefits, new price structures and new opportunities to climb your way to your goals in federal contracting. Take a look on the 'About Membership' page and let us know if you have questions. In the meantime...

Have a Great Week and Peace!

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Here's Where (Else) You Can Find Guy Timberlake!

Where Else Can You Find Guy Timberlake?

That is, where can you find him when he's not hard at work hosting 10+ events each month produced by his organization, The American Small Business Coalition? Take a look!

While he may not be the 'road warrior' he was when he worked for and led small companies pursuing opportunities with Uncle Sam, he still manages to get around on the traditional and digital highways by participating in more than 30 events hosted by other great organizations like these:
    • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
    • Native American Contractors Association (NACA)
    • International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)
    • Association of Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC)
    • Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
    • District of Columbia (DC) Procurement Technical Assistance Program
    • Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program
    • Nebraska Procurement Technical Assistance Center
    • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders
    • HUBZone Council
    • U.S. Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OCC OMWI)
    • U.S. Department of Energy
    • Govology
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • U.S. Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations
    • Social Security Administration
    • Northern Virginia Technology Council
    • and more!
Calendar year 2017 is already set to be a banner year for travel-based appearances! San Diego, St. Louis, Kansas City, Anchorage, Des Moines, Omaha, Dallas, and we hear chatter about a North Dakota trip, too! So, if you're really trying to connect with the 'Go-To-Guy' check out the list below as we plan to keep it updated throughout the year. We'll also announce updates through our social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook) using the hashtag #GoToGuy. NOTE: All times Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise noted.

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 2, 2017 Private Strategy Development Retreat | San Diego

February 2017

Wednesday, February 22 - Friday, February 24, 2017 Private Training & Strategy Development | St. Louis

March 2017

Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, 2017  14th Annual Alaska DBE & Subcontractor's Conference | Anchorage

May 2017

Thursday, May 18 2017 (9:00AM Central Time) 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo | Kansas City, MO
TOPIC: 'How to Achieve an Information Advantage in Government Contracting!' This session will provide both neophytes and industry veterans essential information they can use to increase the accuracy and efficiency of marketing, business development and capture activities.

Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, June 2, 2017 ANVCA 9th Annual Meeting & Conference | Anchorage
Hosted by: Alaska Native Village Corporation Association and Native American Contractors Association

August 2017

Tuesday, August 1 - Friday, August 4, 2017 NADC 2017 Economic and Procurement Conference | Billings
Hosted by: Native American Development Corporation

Wednesday, August 9 - Friday, August 11, 2017 CIRAS Annual GovCon Conference | Des Moines
Hosted by: Iowa State University/CIRAS

Wednesday, August 30 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 11th Annual Indian Country Business Summit 2017 | Norman, OK
TOPIC: Mining for Gold in FPDS-NG (Blended Learning Session)
Hosted by:
 Tribal Government Institute and Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network

November 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017 NBDC Third Annual Meet the Buyers Conference | Omaha
Hosted by: Nebraska Business Development Center

"I learned information critical to my success in government contracting that I wasn't even aware I didn't know and found the experience extremely valuable."

- Participant Survey Response Competitive Intelligence (CI) Bootcamp™ LITE, Clive Iowa - August 2016


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