Accession Number : AD1009656


Title :   12th Annual Small Business Conference


Descriptive Note : Conference Proceedings


Corporate Author : National Defense Industrial Association Arlington United States


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1009656.pdf


Report Date : 13 Nov 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 296


Abstract : Providing for the Nations security requires an effective partnership between the military and the small business community. For example, in the Army alone, small business is big business. Last year the Army awarded $22.8 billion in direct contracts. Small businesses received an even greater amount in contracts with major defense firms. This conference brings together leaders of the industry small business community and the government (Small Business Administration and Department of Defense) to discuss timely topics, including recent changes affecting small businesses. Participants will include key Government decision makers from Washington to field commanders who conduct acquisitions. The conference provides a forum for open exchange of information and ideas between senior government officials and small business leaders. Breakout sessions will be presented on timely subjects of special interest. The agenda offers a variety of topics designed to meet the varying needs of contractors present.


Descriptors :   Small Business , ARMY , DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY , VETERANS (MILITARY PERSONNEL) , contracts , CONTRACT PROPOSALS , MANUFACTURING , MARKETING , MILITARY FORCES (UNITED STATES)


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE