CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Program

Time Event / Speakers Meeting Room
0700 Registration Atlas Foyer
0700 - 0900 Continental Breakfast Atlas Ballroom
0800 - 0815 Welcome to Gold Coast 2017 PROGRAM OVERVIEW Atlas Ballroom
0815 - 0840 Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, President & CEO
National Defense Industrial Association
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Welcome
Atlas Ballroom
0840 - 0900 Ms. Emily Harman (SES)
Topic: DON Office of Small Business Programs Strategic Priorities
Director, DON Office of Small Business Programs
Atlas Ballroom
0900-0930 Speaker: Mr. Robb Wong, Associate Administrator
Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, Small Business Adminstration (SBA)
Topic: Small Business Administration (SBA) Strategic Priorities
Atlas Ballroom
0930-1030 Cyber Panel with Navy Leadership and Industry
Topic: Small Business Cyber Security - A Top Priority
Moderator: Mr. Pat Sullivan (SES), Executive Director
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Panel:
Dr. Kelly Fletcher, Phd., (SES), DON, Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Nancy Gunderson (SES), SPAWAR Director of Contracts
Cameron Matthews, Chief Information Security Officer, Sentek Global, Inc.
Atlas Ballroom
1030-1110 Rear Admiral Mark Darrah
Program Executive Officer for Unmanned
Aviation and Strike Weapons
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Topic: Unmanned Systems
Atlas Ballroom
1110 - 1230 Exhibits Open-Networking Grand Exhibit Hall
1230 - 1345 LUNCH
Speaker: Mr. Thomas P. Dee
Performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy
Topic: DON Overview
Atlas Ballroom
1345 - 1700 Exhibits Open Grand Exhibit Hall
1400 - 1700 Matchmaking: Industry and Government California Ballroom
1600 - 1700 Industry Workshops Royal Palms Ballrooms 1-6
Pacific Salons 4 & 5
1700 - 1900 Networking Reception Grand Exhibit Hall
1900 Adjourn
Time Event / Speakers Meeting Room
0700 - 1600 Registration Atlas Foyer
0700 - 0900 Continental Breakfast Atlas Ballroom
0750 - 0810 Welcome to Gold Coast 2017 PROGRAM OVERVIEW Atlas Ballroom
0810 - 0910 Topic: Navy & Marine Corps Challenges, Industry Opportunities
Moderator: Ms. Emily Harman (SES), Director DON OSBP
Panel:
RDML Duke Heinz, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support
Ms. Karen M. Davis,SES; Executive Director, Surface Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
Colonel Robert Bailey, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
Captain Craig Owen, USN, Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
Atlas Ballroom
0910 - 1000 Topic: Suspension and Debarment - What You Need to Know
Speakers: Mr. Philip Hadi
Assistant Council
DON's Acquisition Integrity Office
Atlas Ballroom
1000 - 1100 Government Contracts Panel: Simplifying Complexity -
Removing Barriers to Small Business Participation in the Industrial Base
Moderator:
Mr. Dwayne Weaver (SES), Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition and Procurement)
Panelists:
Ms. Nancy Gunderson (SES), Director of Contracts, SPAWAR
Ms. Cindy Readal (SES), Assistant Commander for Acquisition, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
Ms. Susan W. Tomaiko (SES), Director, Undersea Systems Contracts, NAVSEA
Atlas Ballroom
1100 - 1150 Exhibits Open - Networking Grand Exhibit Hall
1115 - 1215 Matchmaking: Industry and Other Government California Ballroom
1230 - 1330 Lunch - Twice a Citizen Awards Presented by:
Rear Adm. Russell Allen
Atlas Ballroon
1330 - 1530 Exhibits Open Grand Exhibit Hall
1330 - 1430 Industry Workshops Royal Palms Ballrooms 1-6
Pacific Salons 4 & 5
1530 Adjourn
1600 - 1700
Room Command/Topic
Royal Palms
Ballroom 1-2
Discussion Leads:
Representatives from Program Executive Offices for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I),
and for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)
Topics:
- Overview of their respective organizations and how they have successfully tapped into Small Business to field systems and applications that facilitate mission success for Sailors, Marines, and Department of the Navy Civilians.
- Forecast of opportunities for continued Small Business participation
- Question & Answer session, along with representatives from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command's (SPAWAR) Office of Small Business Programs.
Royal Palms
Ballroom 3-4
Topic: Unmanned Systems in Every Domain (UUV, USV, UAV, and UGS) - Challenges and Opportunities for Industry
Moderator:Rear Admiral Mark Darrah, Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons
NAVAIR
Panel:
Colonel John Neville, Program Manager, Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, NAVAIR
Mr. Mike Williamson, DPEO Advanced Technology, NAVAIR
Scott C. Sampson, Technical Director; Unmanned Maritime Mobility Group, NSWC Carderock, Det Norfolk (NAVSEA)
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Dr. Brian McKeon, Ph.D. Head, USW Weapons, Vehicles, and Defensive Systems
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport
Mr. Charles Bergan, VP Engineering, Qualcomm Unmanned Systems Research Group and AUVSI Corporate Member
Royal Palms
Ballroom 5-6
Topic: The SBA's New All Small Mentor-Protege Program: What Contractors Should Know
Moderator: Steven Koprince, Managing Partner, Koprince Law LLC
Description: The SBA's new All Small Mentor-Protege Program offers powerful benefits to large and small contractors alike, including a broad shield from affiliation and special joint venturing capabilities. But the All Small Mentor-Protege Program comes with unique, nuanced requirements, and many common misconceptions exist. In this presentation, government contracts attorney demystifies the All Small Mentor-Protege program, covering eligibility, benefits, the application process, joint venturing, and much more.
1330-1430
Room Command/Topic
Royal Palms
Ballroom 1-2
Topic: Utilizing SBIR to Support Cost Savings in Sustainment Programs
Moderator: Mr. Robert Smith, Director, DON SBIR/STTR
Panel:
Captain Andrew Biehn, Major Program Manager, AEGIS Fleet Readiness, Integrated Weapon Systems, NAVSEA
Mike Holmes, Deputy for Fleet Introduction, PEO Littoral Combat Ships
Chris Root, Naval Air Warfare Center North Island
Robert Kestler, Naval Air Warfare Center Cherry Point
Royal Palms
Ballroom 3-4
Topic: Navy and Marine Corps Construction
Moderator: Ms. Cindy Readal (SES), Assistant Commander for Acquisition, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Panel:
Ms. Bianca Henderson, Associate Director, OSBP, NAVFAC
Ms. Patty Kellihan, Acquisition Director, NAVFAC Atlantic
Mr. John Coon, Chief Engineer, NAVFAC Southwest
Royal Palms
Ballroom 5-6
Topic: Updates on Seaport-E
Ms. Susan W. Tomaiko (SES), Director, Undersea Systems Contracts, Naval Sea Systems Command

Updated 08/10/2017

If you have questions about the schedule, please contact Eric Lester at [email protected]