Defense and Veteran Entrepreneurs - Learn about NSTA and GOVCON Proposal Requirements
The Department of Defense is building a National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTA) to engage innovators and entrepreneurs in the development of technologies and ventures relevant to national security. This talk will provide an overview of the NSTA and describe some of the services it will offer.
Moderator: Steven Kuyan
Steven Kuyan is Managing Director of Incubators and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He co-founded and is responsible for managing two of the three incubators located at Varick Street in Soho and DUMBO in Brooklyn. On campus, Steven develops strategic initiatives to accelerate innovation at the University through programs that catalyze student innovation.
Adam Jay Harrison
Adam Jay Harrison is a long-time defense entrepreneur and change agent, having led (2003-2006) one of the first rapid acquisition organizations established by the Department of Defense in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Under his leadership, the U.S. Army Technical Operations Support Activity earned an unprecedented three consecutive Army Greatest Invention awards (2004-2006) for delivering life-saving solutions to the front lines of conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.
In 2006, Jay founded Mav6, LLC, one of the fastest growing defense technology companies in the U.S. At Mav6 he led the development of the M1400 airship, the largest and most energy efficient unmanned aircraft in history - a product recognized in 2011 by Popular Science Magazine as a top 100 innovation of the year. In 2012, Ernst and Young named Jay “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Gulf Coast region.
Speakers Presenting Requirements:
David H. Rios, LNO at U.S. Central Command, DTIC-IAC Field Representative, J8 S&T, USCENTCOM
Steve Sharkey, IAC LNO to Northcom, DoD Information Analysis Centers (IACs)
Timothy Fowler, IAC LNO to USSTRATCOM
Ramsey Meyer, NPS JFIX
Brett Scharringhausen, USCENTCOM CCJ8-Science & Technology Chief, Discovery & Integration
Understanding GOVCON Proposal Requirements:
This discussion will focus on the importance of how to review a Request for Proposal or Quote from a Federal Agency and the breakdown of the specific areas of attention with regards to a compliant proposal response.
CPT Scott Davidson USA .RET has more than 15 years of professional consulting and contracts management experience supporting Federal Government Contractors. Scott is the Owner and Managing Principal of Vets GSA LLC a growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that is focused on GSA Schedule Consulting, Federal Business Development Strategy and Federal Contract Compliance Support and to Small and Large Businesses. In his role at Vets GSA, Scott provides specialized consulting expertise in GSA Schedule Contracting, Federal Contract Management services and Federal Proposal and Business Development support for all sizes of business from Small to Fortune 500 clients. Scott is responsible for the cradle to grave capture management of several hundred million dollars of Federal Business for clients, to include a Department of Justice $150M single award for a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business client. Prior to Vets GSA, Scott served as the Director of GSA Schedules for the URS Corporation (Ranked 248 on the Fortune 500) in which he was responsible for the management and administration of URS’s Federal Division’s GSA Schedules Program Office. Scott was responsible for the management of all of the Federal Services GSA Schedules which generated over $300M a year in revenue for the company.
Scott served honorably in the United States Army as both enlisted soldier and a commissioned Officer and has served multiple combat tours throughout Southwest Asia to include Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Scott was Medically Retired from the United States Army for combat related Injuries during his tour in Iraq in 2007.
Scott currently serves on the American Legion’s Small Business Task Force and participates in the review of Small Business Legislation and Proposed Rule Making that affects Veteran Small Businesses on behalf of the task force. Scott has also participated in multiple Small Business Legislative Round Tables on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Task Force. Scott has also participated on key Business Panel engagements for the American Legion’s National Economic Summit for Small Businesses and has provided key speaking engagements at the American Legion’s National Conference and National Small Business Conference on the topic of GSA Schedules and Small Business Capture Management. Scott is also provides GSA Schedule training and Federal Contract Training for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program which is sponsored by Syracuse University. Scott also provides Federal Contract Training for Organizations such as the City University of New York, The Department of Veterans Affairs, The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council, The National Coalition of Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses and Dun and Bradstreet. Scott also has served on key panel for Veteran Leadership in Corporate Environments. Scott has previously served as a Mentor with the American Corporate Partners Program for Veterans and has organized and created events for Wounded Warriors and the American Legion’s to include a hosted Suite Day at the Washington Nationals Baseball games and casino night charity event.
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