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Doing Business with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 9-5-19

Doing Business with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 9-5-19Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST [Web Conference]

The Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate manages a multibillion-dollar recapitalization investment portfolio of acquisition programs across three major product lines: surface; aviation; and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.
These programs are supported by six procurement centers:
  • Office of Contract Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters
  • Aviation Logistics Center
  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology Service Center
  • Surface Forces Logistics Center
  • Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center – Base Support and Services
  • Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center – Construction
Acquiring new assets and upgrading legacy platforms, mission systems and facilities are fundamental aspects of recapitalization, which helps achieve sustainable readiness by replacing obsolete and costly-to-maintain assets. These investments deliver cutters, boats, aircraft and C4ISR systems that meet specified cost, schedule and performance requirements.

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
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

Click here to begin your meeting registration

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.]

Dwight D. Deneal, Director of Small Business and Industry Liaison

Mr. Dwight D. Deneal was appointed the Director of Small Business and Industry Liaison Programs for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on January 19, 2018. In this capacity, Mr. Deneal serves as the USCG’s authority on all small business related socio-economic guidelines, policies, regulations and legislations and is delegated the authority for planning and carrying out acquisition activities required including interpreting, extending originating or devising new USCG policies in support of small businesses. In addition, Mr. Deneal serves as the USCG Industry Liaison for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industry Liaison Council and represents USCG in interactions with other federal, state, local agencies and industry (small/midcap/large/trade associations). Mr. Deneal represents and serves as the focal point in responding to industrial, congressional, and individual inquiries on small business, HBCUs/MI, economic utilization and other business matters. Lastly, Mr. Deneal serves as the Senior Technical Advisor for the USCG Ombudsman Program for Agency Protest (OPAP) and the USCG Acquisition Innovation Advocate.

Previously, Mr. Deneal served as a Team Lead Small Business Specialist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reporting to the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Where he advised executive leadership and led a team comprised of five other Small Business Specialists on matters relating to the development, evaluation and implementation of small business procurement statutes and program policies. Mr. Deneal started his career as a Contract Specialist with the DoD at the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command supporting the Energetic Systems and Programs mission at the Naval Surface Warfare CenterIndian Head Division and he also served as a Contract Specialist at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Contracts and Acquisition Management. Mr. Deneal holds a
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Hampton University and a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III.

Mr. Deneal is an active thought leader in the Federal Acquisition space and a staunch advocate for the small business community. He was appointed to serve as the Government-Chair for the American Council for Technology (ACT) and Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Small Business Alliance. In this role, Mr. Deneal helps shape the association’s outreach efforts and provides an active focal point for coordination of all ACT-IACs small business programs. Additionally, Mr. Deneal serves on the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Small Business Committee.