National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit (DC) – 3/29/-3/30/17


National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit (DC) – 3/29/-3/30/17Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9 am - 4 pm EST [Washington, DC]
Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 8:30 am - 4 pm EST [Washington, DC]

Join us on March 29 and March 30, 2017 in Washington, DC for the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit, jointly hosted by The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

  • Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
  • Access to federal agencies and prime contractors (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of agencies and prime contractors who have confirmed)
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners
  • Influence on The Hill — connecting votes to action for our congressional leaders

Summit Details

Date & Time: Wednesday March 29, 2017. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

Thursday March 30, 2017. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

Location: Wednesday – TBA

Thursday – Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC  20009


Dupont Circle Metro Station

Sleeping Rooms: $299 plus tax; Room Block Cut Off March 10, 2017

Group Code: USWCC

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Time Item
9:00 am Arrive at Rayburn Building to Clear Security
9:30 am Policy Briefing – Rayburn Bldg Cafeteria
10:30 am  Head to Hearing; 2360 Rayburn Bldg House Small Committee Hearing Room
11:00 am House Small Business Committee Hearing: Paperwork Reduction Act
Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – ? pm Meet Your Congressional Leaders

Thursday March 30, 2017

Time Item Speakers
7:30 am Registration & Networking (Coffee Available)
8:15 am Welcome Cris Young – President, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC)

Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)

Vikki Hawthorne – National Director | Supplier Development, USWCC & ASBCC

8:45 am Preparing for a DCAA Audit Sherry Kobus – Small Business Program Manager, Defense Contract Audit Agency
9:15 am U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) Opportunities Wayne McDonald – Director, Office of Small Business & Disadvantaged Business Utilization , Social Security Administration
9:45 am USWCC Women Contractor Awards Recognition Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
10:15 am  Break
10:30 am U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Denise Benjamin Sirmons – Director, Office of Small Business & Disadvantaged Business Utilization
11:00 am Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) – Small Business Opportunities with a Multifaceted Human Resource Organization Tammy J. Proffitt – Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Human Resources Agency
11:30 am Protests, Disputes & Appeals – Procedures & Considerations Mike Wagner  Associate, Covington & Burling LLP

Kayleigh Scalzo – Associate, Covington & Burling LLP

12:00 pm Lunch (On your own)
1:00 pm One-On-One Agency & Prime Meetings*
4:00 pm Adjourn


Sponsorship provides extra visibility and summit registration. To register for the summit and/or purchase a sponsorship, click here.

  • Gold Sponsorship: Includes — Full Page Ad in summit program, 6′ display table, 2 summit attendees. Price – $1,000
  • Silver Sponsorship: Includes — 1/2 Page Ad in summit program, 2 summit attendees. Price – $750
  • Bronze Sponsorship: Includes — 1/4 Page Ad in summit program, 1 summit attendee. Price – $500

General Registration & Fees

Note: Registration fees are based on membership level. Members and non-members are welcome to register for the summit.

Fees for this summit are as follows:

Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.

Join today and save on this summit and future meetings: If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

At the start of the matchmaking session, Agencies / Primes will introduce themselves. You then meet with any of the agencies/primes in which you have interest in doing business. There are no sign up sheets or bells and whistles. You are allowed 5 minutes – or longer if there is no line behind you. If you are patient, you will have the opportunity to meet with everyone. Make sure to bring your one-page capabilities statement and business cards that include your information.

The agencies and primes confirmed for our one-on-one matchmaking sessions are looking to do business under a variety of NAICS codes. This NAICS list is of the most frequent purchases by Agency and Prime Contractor. To ensure you have the most accurate information, please go directly to the Agency/Prime website and do further investigation.  You can also go to FBO.Gov and

The following government agencies and prime contractors have confirmed their participation in the afternoon matchmaking session:

  • Federal Housing Financial Agency
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • National Science Foundation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Dept of Agriculture
    • Farm Services Agency
    • Forest Service
  • U.S. Dept of the Army: HQ
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Dept of Defense
    • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
    • Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)
    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • U.S. Dept of Education
  • U.S. Dept of Energy
  • U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
    • Coast Guard
    • Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Dept of Justice
  • U.S. Dept of Labor
  • U.S. Dept of State
  • U.S. Dept of the Air Force
    • Air Force District of Washington/Joint Base Andrews
    • 11th Contracting Squadron/Joint Base Andrews
  • U.S. Dept of the Interior
  • U.S. Dept of the Treasury
  • U.S. Dept of the Navy
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation
    • FAA
  • U.S Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Washington DC District – Office of Contracting and Procurement
  • Washington Headquarters Services
  • WMATA – Washington Metro Area Transit Authority
  • Academi
  • All Native Group
  • BAE Systems
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CenturyLink
  • CGI Federal
  • Contrack International
  • CSRA
  • DC Health Link
  • General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • Harris Corporation
  • IBM
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kelly Government Solutions
  • Mantech
  • M.C. Dean
  • National Government Services – Anthem
  • Raytheon
  • SAIC
  • Serco
  • Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
  • Skanska
  • Southern Research
  • STG Inc.
  • Tetra Tech
Resource Partners:
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – DC
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – Virginia
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) – Office of Surety Guarantees