AGENDA: MONDAY, AUGUST 21

INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS –Some of these workshops will take place simultaneously. Registered attendees will have the option to choose which they would like to attend.

Please note: This agenda is subject to change. We are especially mindful that the defense interests of our nation may take precedence over the interests of this conference. The staffing and operational needs of Tinker Air Force Base may require modification of the final event program.

8:00 am | Registration Opens– Reed Center, First Floor Lobby

8:00 am – 11:00 am | Tinker Air Force Base Tour – Building 9001 & B1

8:50 am – 9:00 am | Welcome
Mr. Stan Greil, Vice President for Workforce & Community Development, Rose State College

9:00 am | Facilitator
Mr. Larry Findeiss, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Bid Coordinator, Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN)

9:00 am – 10:00 am | Researching Government Markets
Mr. Larry Findeiss, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Bid Coordinator, Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN)
Synopsis: This briefing will include an overview of various federal data systems in combination to identify, quantify and target Business  Development. It will also include features of agency acquisition forecasts, FEDBIZOPPS.gov and various Agency/Department electronic notice sites, and use of FPDS and USA Spending to aid in development of realistic, targeted business development strategies.

10:00 am – 10:10 am | Break

10:10 am – 10:35 am | Defense Contract Management Agency (DMCA) Overview
Lieutenant Colonel Lance Hannan, Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Oklahoma City
Synopsis: DCMA provides contract administration support to Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners. The Oklahoma City Contact Management Office (CMO) supports the modification and modernization of platforms such as B-1B, B-52, B-2, E-4B, E-6, C-20, C-32, C-40, AWACS, VC-25 and ALCM/CALCM.

10:10 am – 11:00 am | Keys to Successful Tech Insertion/AFSC Tech Needs & Upcoming Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
Mr. Chris Mance, Technical Insertion Engineer, Air Force Sustainment Center/System Engineering Division
Synopsis: The Technology Development Insertion Program (TDIP) enhances Air Force capabilities through the insertion of technology that better accomplishes the AFSC mission. TDIP accomplishes its goals using Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP) programs. These programs provide federal R & D funds for small businesses to develop technological innovation for the government and for private sector commercialization. This briefing is intended to provide small businesses with ideas and suggestions for successful proposals.

10:35 am – 11:00 am | Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Overview
Patricia Fulks, Financial Liaison Advisor, Defense Contract Audit Agency
Synopsis: Training will provide an overview of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), including its mission and responsibilities.  Attendees will learn about the different types of audits that DCAA perform and under what circumstances they apply.

11:00 am – 11:10 am | Break

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

  1. Cyber Security
    Mr. Larry Findeiss, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Bid Coordinator, Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN)
    Synopsis: This briefing will discuss the preparation for implementation of Cyber Security for Government Vendors IAW DFAR 252.204-7008, Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls and DFAR 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.
  2. Source Approval Requests (SARs)
    Ms. Melanie Jonason, Chief Engineer, Propulsion Sustainment Division
    Synopsis: SARs are packages needed by the government to qualify
    alternate manufacturing and repair sources. This briefing will provide an overview of the USAF Source Approval Requests to include the SAR process, qualification requirements, and elements needed for a SAR package construction.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Lunch 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Tinker Air Force Base Tour – Building 3001 & B1 Tour

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Source Selection Process & Keys to Writing Proposals
Mr. Van Garmon, Source Selection Expert Advisor, Air Force Sustainment Center/Contracting
Synopsis: The Government source selection procedures can appear to be confusing and complicated. This briefing will describe the Government source selection process, to include rating definitions, how proposals are evaluated, discussions with offerers, and how best value determinations are accomplished. The briefing will also provide insight into how to write effective proposals, to include addressing technical criteria, providing past performance information, and cost/price development.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Advancing Sustainment through Public-Private Partnership
First-Floor Networking Center
Mr. Earl Williams, Strategic Planner, Air Force Sustainment
Center/Logistics
Synopsis: With the nature of today’s threats to National Security, the overall challenge of sustaining aging weapons systems, and the importance of bringing new technology to the fight, Public Private Partnerships provide an opportunity to deliver cost-effective solutions to these challenge. Advancing Sustainment through Public-Private Partnership will provide information on the process to partner with AFSC and a high-level picture of the importance of partnering.

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm | Panel: How to do business with the Government
Air Force Partners: Contracting, Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), 38 Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group (CEIG) Small Business Office, and Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN)
Panel members: Mr. Darrell Davis, Ms. Tracy Nicholson, Mr. Chris Hathaway, Ms. Julia Séas, Mr. Jerry Zamora, Ms. Latreece Langston, and Mr. Larry Findeiss
Moderator: Mr. Anthony J. Baumann, Air Force Sustainment Center/Director of Contracting
Synopsis: Panel members comprised of Air Force Small Business Offices, Contracting Office, and the Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office will focus on helping small businesses and contractors navigate the requirements of doing business with the government. This panel discussion will be open to answering Q&A’s provided during registration as well as discussing the importance of successful business partnerships between the government and private industry to better support the USAF mission. 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Exhibitor VIP Reception
Exhibits will be open for Tinker AFB Leadership, DoD Personnel, other dignitaries and exhibitors only. Entrance to the reception is by invitation only.

6:00 pm | Exhibits Close