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December 4 and 5, 2019
Herndon, VA

DOD/NASA Phase I, II & Commercialization Conference
  • DOD Topics Workshop Broadcast on Dec. 4
  • Special Networking Event on Dec. 5
CIT (Center for Innovative Technology) is hosting a special DOD/NASA Phase I, II & Commercialization Conference Dec. 4-5 in Herndon, VA. Ideal for both new applicants and awardees.  

Over $3.6B available via SBIR/STTR this year for early stage R&D, with over $2B of this available from DOD and NASA.  Register for all or part of this two day, low cost event.  Phase I, II and III discussions, and chance to speak with reps from several SBIR agencies – NAVY, DHS, NOAA, DOD, DARPA, and MORE!

December 4: 

8AM-12:15PM – NAVY & DOD SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop Live Broadcast – Hosted by NAVSEA SBIR, this special live broadcast features panel discussions from Navy and other DOD SBIR/STTR topic managers, providing info on the just released 2020.1 DOD SBIR BAA. Great opportunity to gain insight into topic sectors like unmanned systems, cyber security, & more!    

8:00AM-8:15AM:  DOD SBIR 101
8:15AM-11:15AM:  DOD SBIR Topic Sector Overviews – Select NAVSEA, NAVAIR, DARPA, ARMY, and other DOD SBIR topics, presented on several sector specific panels.

11:15AM-12:15PM: Keynote Panels
  • How DOD SBIR/STTR Proposals are Evaluated
  • Support Programs for SBIR/STTR Applicants – state, federal and other resources 
  • How to Get to Phase III – begin with the end in mind
12:15PM-12:45PM:  LUNCH (provided)
12:45PM-1:15PM:  SBIR Data Rights and What’s New in SBIR, Presented by Dean Putnam, NAVSEA SBIR Program Manager
1:15PM-2:00PM:  The Real Advantage of SBIR?  Soles Source Contracts, IP Ownership & More! 
2PM-2:15PM:  BREAK
2:15PM-3:15PM:  DOD/NASA Proposal Prep Planning – Doing your Homework
3:15PM-4:30PM:  DOD/NASA Proposal Prep 
4:30PM Adjourn Day 1

December 5:

8:00AM-8:30AM Check-in
8:30AM-9:30AM:  DOD Phase II Proposal Writing -- Presented by TechOpp Consulting  
9:30AM-9:45AM: BREAK
9:45AM-10:15AM: NASA Phase II Proposal Writing – Finding other funding sources, Bob Fielder, TechOpp Consulting
10:30-12:15: DOD/NASA Phase II & III Planning – Finding Other Funding Sources
12:15PM-1PM: LUNCH & One on One Networking Tables OPEN – meet SBIR reps from NAVY, DOD, DHS, NOAA, NASA and More!
1:00PM-1:30PM: Finding, Recruiting & Teaming with Transition Partners
1:30PM-2:00PM:  How to Be Attractive for Large Prime Collaboration
2:00PM-2:30PM:  Marketing Yourself to the Gov’t – How to Make your Company Compelling to DOD.  
2:30PM-2:45PM: BREAK2:45PM-3:15PM:  Phase III Tips:  Using OTA’s and Government Reach-Backs to Sell your SBIR Technology, Dick McNamara, NAVY
3:15PM-3:45PM:  Cyber Security Requirements for DOD Contractors
3:45PM-5:00PM:  Networking & One on One Tables – meet SBIR reps and other support organizations!  NAVY, DOD, NASA, DARPA, DHS, NOAA and MORE! 

Center for Innovative Technology             
2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA 20170

Virginia-based Small Tech Firms/University: $50  (or $40 for one day)
All Others: $100

EXHIBIT TABLE:  $275 (Dec. 5 from noon-5PM)

Robert Brooke, Center for Innovative Technology
703-689-3080 -- Robert.brooke@cit.org

Federal Business Council, Inc. (FBC) specializes in producing conferences and trade show events at Federal Government locations throughout the United States. Each month thousands of federal employees attend FBC events to evaluate the latest advances in technology, military hardware, training, and other product areas, as well as update their sources for future requirements. 

Founded in 1976, FBC has conducted more than 4,000 on-site expositions and conferences for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and civilian agencies. Over the last 40 years, FBC has become a comprehensive resource for marketing to the Federal Government.

Click here to visit the FBC website
Center for Innovative Technology

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies. Created in 1985, CIT, a non-profit corporation, plugs gaps at the earliest stages of the Innovation Continuum – commercialization and seed funding – as it helps entrepreneurs launch and grow high-growth technology companies and create high-paying jobs for the future. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. Lastly, CIT builds the infrastructure for new innovation economies with expert broadband strategies.

CIT carries out its mission through five service lines: CIT Entrepreneur, CIT R&D, CIT Broadband and the Commonwealth Support Programs. 

Click here to visit the CIT website
Minority Business Development Agency
MBDA is the only federal agency tasked with promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses.
Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS)
Department of Treasury (Treasury), Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) invites you to participate in the Treasury Prime Contractors Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS).  

Our VOS fosters communication and relationships with the small business community and is a critical element of Treasury’s acquisition and procurement mission.  To promote contracting opportunities and meet our SBA mandated small business goals, VOS are aimed to close the information gap by offering small businesses direct access to Treasury Bureaus and their procurement needs.  By attending, small businesses learn about our resource partners, Treasury Bureau programs, initiatives, challenges and upcoming requirements that lead to opportunities.  We truly appreciate your efforts and continued support.

The Treasury Department spends more than $7 billion each year in contracts with more than one-third of small business eligible dollars being awarded to small businesses (WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, and small and disadvantaged small businesses).  
Treasury procures a broad array of good and services -- ranging from metals, inks and paper for the manufacture of coins and currency to information technology, office supplies and janitorial services to support the daily work of its employees.   
To learn more about Treasury’s unique business model please reference the PDF brochure entitled “ Access to Business Opportunities with Treasury” https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Documents/TreasuryAccess.web.pdf.  

Doing Business with Treasury
Treasury maintains a database on all small businesses and we encourage you to register your business in the Treasury Small Business Electronic Capabilities Statement (SB-eCS) system https://sbecs.treas.gov.  
After creating a login user name and password and completing all fields in the registration template, marketing information can be entered, including a brief capabilities narrative, web site information, and the full business capabilities statement (downloaded in pdf format).  This system is used by Treasury Bureau acquisition personnel to facilitate market research efforts.   
In addition, we host monthly Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) which are a series of pre-arranged 15 minute appointments with Small Business Specialist from our Bureaus (please reference attachment with for upcoming dates).  Our VOS fosters communication and relationships with the decision makers and acquisition personnel and is a critical element of Treasury’s acquisition and procurement mission.  By attending, you will learn about programs, initiatives, challenges and upcoming requirements that lead to opportunities.    
Are you interested in NOAA and ProTech?
On November 20th, NOAA posted information on an industry day on December 18th for the NOAA ProTech Weather Domain requirement.  Check FBO for the listing!  https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NOAA/NESMD/NOAAAGOINDDAY121817/listing.html 
In addition, to help organizations be more aware of coming opportunity in ProTech, the Acquisition and Grants Office and ProTech Branch Chief have posted a forecast under the recently awarded Satellites Domain.  Check http://www.protechservices.noaa.gov/index.html  - Select Domains and then Satellites and Forecast.  Each link in the forecast references a redacted past SOW/Task order for the efforts coming up under the Satellite Domain.

As a side NOTE if interested in other efforts at NOAA:  The NOAA Central Library Brown Bag program provides an educational forum (hosting over 800 presentations since 1994) for the presentation of ideas, provide updates on research projects and share news in support of NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.  Check out the link: http://library.noaa.gov/About/News/Brown-Bag-Seminars