General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) 8-5-20Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time
GDIT brings critical thinkers and innovators together with cutting-edge technologies to solve our clients’ biggest challenges. We help civilian, defense, homeland security, and intelligence agencies take control of change and adapt to adversity in an uncertain world. For over 50 years, we have served the mission by ensuring today is secure and tomorrow is smarter.
GDIT executes some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We bring the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions, transforming and shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions.
Looking for Small Business Partners: At GDIT, we understand that every powerful partnership starts with an introduction. From system services to IT, we’re committed to building new and beneficial relationships with a host of small and diverse businesses who share our commitment to delivering quality services and marketing.
NAICS: 518210, 541330, 541990, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519, 517919
Secret and TS or TS-SCI may be required
Preferred past experience with the Federal government generally;
Emerging Technology (blockchain, Artificial Intelligence – AI,), cloud, cyber, enterprise IT, Data and analytics, agile, DevOps,”
|Date & Time:||Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time|
|Location:||Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)|
General Registration & Fees
Fees for the meeting are as follows:
- ASBCC/NASBC | Supplier Members – Complimentary
- Business Members – $15
- Registrant Members – $35
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Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.
[Government Agency, Large Prime Contractor, and Resource Provider Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.]
Director, Small Business Partnerships
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
Contracts and Acquisition Management Office
Ms. Parnell leads the GDIT small business office to include compliance oversight, outreach and Mentor-Protégé programs. Since 1997, Ms. Parnell has led the development of long-term teaming relationships between small businesses and General Dynamics, in a variety of technical and customer-focused areas that support GDIT growth initiatives. A consummate advocate for effective small business participation, she has promoted a business development approach and fostered an internal “Total Company Approach” to working with small businesses. Her role extends into both capture and proposal development processes and includes coordination and support of Mentor-Protégé involvement. Ms. Parnell is a frequent speaker to small business audiences about marketing, teaming and working with prime contractors.
Between 1997 and 2002, Ms. Parnell played a leadership role in implementing and managing DOD-sponsored Mentor-Protégé programs, including coordinating the development of effective processes, organizing technical support teams for the protégés and interacting with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/ Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) community. Her work entailed daily interface with protégés to address and resolve their infrastructure challenges, facilitate partnership with the mentor, organize and oversee business solutions, technology transfer, business development and academic support to the program.
Under her leadership, the company has received recognition for its efforts with small businesses, to include the DOD Nunn-Perry Award for excellence in the Mentor-Protégé program, the first two Corporate Champion Awards in 2005 and 2006 from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs for work with Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, as well as others from organizations such as the National Industries for the Blind, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition, U.S. Veterans Magazine and Government Technology & Services Coalition. AFCEA recently recognized Ms. Parnell as the 2019 Small Business Advocate of the Year. As a member of the General Dynamics Small Business Committee, she led in the development of a common registration portal, which received a General Dynamics Supply Chain Excellence award in 2012.
Ms. Parnell has served as Chair of the General Dynamics Small Business Committee. She is a life member of AFCEA and past co-chair of the AFCEA International Small Business Committee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (Molecular Microbiology) from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, NS). She is a former forensic scientist and member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served as a Senior Commissioned Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy Naval Reserve.