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The San Diego Chapter of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is proud to present the NDIA 29th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.

The purpose of Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense.

NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens of posters containing company information and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.


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STEM Committee at 2016 Navy Gold Coast

Gold Coast 2016 was another successful event for NDIA SD Chapter STEM Committee and their Robotic Demonstration at Gold Coast. The kids and their robots seem to always capture Industry and Government attention year after year and this year was no different. The Honorable Janine A. Davidson, Under Secretary of the Navy and Ms. Emily Harman, Director, DON Office of Small Business Programs met with the students and their robots. The Under Secretary of the Navy led the kids over to SPAWAR SSC-Pacific exhibit area to talk with SSC-Pacific engineering staff.

School Robotic Teams in attendance include; Kearney High School HammerHeads led by John Driego de Dios, San Dieguito High School Academy Paradox, LEAGUE of Amazing Programmers led by Keith Groves, Westview High School Team #3341, Francis Parker 2485 WarLords led by Ryan Griggs, Boys and Girls Clubs of greater San Diego Dragons led by Sandra Adarwash, San Ysidro High School Cougarbots led by Carrie Northum, Poway High School Team 1622 and Team Spyder led by Rodger Dohm, Olympic View Elementary School FLL Team 3454 and Chula Vista Elementary School District FLL Team 24238 led by Victoria Wiseman, Gloria McKearney, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, and Miss MacDonald.

Special thanks to Mike Parente, Gold Coast Chair and Jim Lasswell, NDIA Small Business Chair for opening up the Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event to the Robotic Teams and to Lillian Maestas, NDIA STEM Chair for coordination.

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