August 2023 - Three key members of the George Mason University School of Business Baroni Center for Government Contracting
The SECAF Partnership Committee individually interviewed three key members of the George Mason University School of Business Baroni Center for Government Contracting in advance of the Government Contracting Small Business Summit they and SECAF are hosting on 7 September 2023. The event takes place at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm and features Keynote Speaker Ms. Laura Stanton (Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information Technology Category, GSA Federal Acquisition Service), and Panel discussions on small business challenges in GovCon featuring Mr. John Klein (Deputy General Counsel, US Small Business Administration) and David "Dave" Busigo (Senior Advisor & Rapid Innovation Fund Program Manager, Department of Defense) . Click above to listen to any or all of the three 6-8-minute podcasts featuring the Baroni Center Director, Jerry McGinn, or one (or both) of the two Baroni Center Fellows and Panel moderators (Rich Beutel and Emily Murphy) where we get learn more about the Baroni Center, the Small Business Summit, and insights into what each panel plans to discuss.
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August 2023 - Shannon Jackson, Executive Director, Office Small Business and Disadvantage Utilization U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services, listen HERE.
SECAF’s podcast interview with Shannon Jackson, Executive Director Office Small Business and Disadvantage Business Utilization U.S Dept. of Health and Human Services. Learn about the OSDBU at the HHS, Mr. Jackson's priorities, a few personal insights about the Director, and how small business GovCons can engage with his office.
April 2023 - Jamie Holcombe, the United States Patent and Trade Office CIO, listen HERE
The SECAF Partnership Committee recently interviewed one of the stalwart government leaders of Information Technology, Jamie Holcombe, the CIO for United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Click above to listen to the 30-minute podcast where we get learn more about the Information Technology priorities for the USPTO, how industry can engage with his office to compete for IT Services Contracts and pitch innovative ideas, the career path Jamie took to become the CIO, and also learn some fun facts about Jamie.
February 2023 - SECAF Chairperson Meghan Gifford, listen HERE
Welcome to the first episode of the SECAF Official Podcast! This podcast features an interview with SECAF Chairperson Meghan Gifford, who provides insights into her past, present, and future experience in the government contracting industry. Meghan also discusses the value that SECAF can bring to small and emerging small businesses. If you're curious to learn more about what SECAF can do for small businesses within this industry, then this podcast is perfect for you!