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GSA: Multiple Award Schedule Startup Springboard

If you run a business interested or participating in the federal contracting market and are interested in getting on a GSA schedule, the new Multiple Award Schedule Startup Springboard now offers a simpler way to achieve your contracting goals. The MAS Startup Springboard is a broadening of the 2016 Startup Springboard pilot program for IT […]

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Article: ECSI eyes more minority-owned firms for contracts

The Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is reaching out to businesses owned by minorities and women in an effort to increase their participation in university construction projects per the 10 percent contract award goal set by the University of North Carolina College System per Daily Advance article entitled,  “ECSI eyes more minority-owned firms for contracts” by […]

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One NC Small Business Program – Supporting Innovation from the Mountains to the Sea

By Katrinka McCallum and Rick Webb, North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation The One North Carolina Small Business Programprovides grants to companies working to solve problems through developing and commercializing innovative new technologies. The technologies cover a wide range of applications, like providing therapies for rare diseases, making medical procedures safer, increasing agricultural […]

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Doing Business with the Coast Guard, Office of Small Business and Industry Engagement Programs, Small Business Events

Doing Business with the Coast Guard, Office of Small Business and Industry Engagement Programs, Small Business Events shown under Website: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Acquisitions-CG-9/Doing-Business/Events/.  For more information, please contact Darleen Stein at steind@ncmbc.us or 252-207-5246. Events are: * Event: B2B Virtual Networking Happy Hour Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022 Time: 3:30-5:15 p.m. ET Save the date! The U.S. Coast […]

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Article: HONORING THE MERCHANT MARINER; NATIONAL MARITIME DAY 2022

MSC’s fleet of over 130 U.S. Naval Vessels and U.S. Navy combatant ships are crewed by approximately 7,000 Civil Service Mariners; and contracted Mariners supporting today’s Mariners and grow the Merchant Mariner community. Article in the Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) dated May 24, 2002 entitled “HONORING THE MERCHANT MARINER; NATIONAL MARITIME DAY 2022” By […]

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Article: Center of Excellence: NNSY’s Forgers, Painters, and Riggers Complete Inspections and Overhauls of Navy Anchor Chains

The team completes chain refurbishments not only for the submarines and other vessels for the shipyard but for the Navy as a whole. Article in the Naval Sea Systems Command – THE FORCE BEHIND THE FLEET dated May 3, 2022, entitled “Center of Excellence: NNSY’s Forgers, Painters, and Riggers Complete Inspections and Overhauls of Navy […]

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Article: Honoring Our Fallen: Norfolk Naval Shipyards Holds Annual Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors

“It’s important to remember those devoted heroes who lost their lives in defense of our Nation and honor those who had the discipline to willingly sacrifice their lives to protect their families, their community, and our country,” said NNSY Shipyard Commander Capt. Dianna Wolfson. Article entitled “Honoring Our Fallen: Norfolk Naval Shipyards Holds Annual Memorial […]

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Article: Massive anniversary: TCOM aerostat hangar turns 80

The TCOM celebration marked 80 years since the hangar was first used by the U.S. Navy as a site for building lighter-than-air aircraft as shown in the Aerospace & Defense by Chris Day, dated May 1, 2022, entitled “Massive anniversary: TCOM aerostat hangar turns 80” https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2587966998782/massive-anniversary-tcom-aerostat-hangar-turns-80.   For more information, please contact Darleen Stein at […]

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Article: Nomination for the Next Commandant of the Coast Guard

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Adm. Linda Fagan to be the next commandant of the Coast Guard. If confirmed, she would be the first woman to lead a military service branch.  An article written in the Defense by Samuel Benson dated 04/05/2022 entitled, “Biden to nominate first woman to lead a military service” under website; […]

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Keynote: Leveraging Health IT and Big Data for Advanced in Military and Veteran Research (June 8-9, Chapel Hill)

Keynote Panel: Leveraging Health IT and Big Data for Advances in Military and Veteran Research The Offices of Senator Richard Burr, Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June […]

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Doing Business with the U.S. Coast Guard

On 18 May 2022, The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Small Business and Industry Engagement Programs provided an educational webinar entitled “Doing Business with the United States Coast Guard.” The speakers provided information on USCG acquisitions to include top spending, procurement centers, acquisition resources and acquisition points of entry. They also gave a brief on […]

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Biden Admin Launches U.S. 3D Printing Program: AM Forward

President Joe Biden has launched the AM Forward program to help grow the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the United States. This program will assist small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in adopting 3D printing through federal programs with the goal of achieving a more resilient supply chain, while growing the industry and reshoring production. A few […]

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NC Military Business Center Welcomes Colonel (Ret.) Martin Hendrix III as Strategic Industry Professional for DoD Industrial Operations

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Colonel (Retired) Martin “Jimmy” Hendrix III as Strategic Industry Professional for Department of Defense (DoD) Industrial Operations. Serving businesses statewide from Aberdeen, NC and Fayetteville Technical Community College, Jimmy will focus on developing strategies to connect and to help North Carolina businesses […]

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NC Statewide Freight Multimodal Plan Update Forums

Connecting people and goods through freight movement is essential to keep the economy moving and provide a better quality of life for all. Because of this, the N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting two forums to gather input on freight needs and challenges in our state. Your participation will help inform the Multimodal Freight Plan […]

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New Report Finds Unrealized Opportunity to Grow North Carolina Defense Innovation Economy

New Report Finds Unrealized Opportunity to Grow North Carolina Defense Innovation Economy State Task Force Recommends Steps to Attract More Federal Investment into North Carolina For more information, visit: https://www.nccommerce.com/news/press-releases/new-report-finds-unrealized-opportunity-grow-north-carolina’s-defense-innovation 

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Article: GSA Launches New Tool to Simplify the Federal Buying Process

https://www.nextgov.com/cxo-briefing/2022/04/gsa-launches-new-tool-simply-federal-buying-process/366206/ The General Services Administration is launching a new tool to help simplify the federal buying process, providing the acquisition community with streamlined market research, searchable templates and interactive resources. Sonny Hashmi, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, announced the launch of  buy.gsa.gov on Tuesday afternoon and said in a blog post that the buyer […]

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Article: NGA Selects GDIT in $4.5 Billion Data Center Services Effort

Article by AFCEA on March 22, 2022: General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) selected by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency as the User Facing and Data Center Services Contract, for a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, 10-year contract with a $4.5 billion ceiling. For more information, visit: https://www.afcea.org/content/nga-selects-gdit-45-billion-data-center-services-effort 

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Article: Curtiss-Wright gets torpedo upgrade contract from US Navy

US-based supplier of electronics products Curtiss-Wright Corporation of Davidson, NC has been selected by engineering company Progeny to provide modular open system approach (MOSA) computers and digital processing modules for use in the US Navy’s torpedo upgrade program.  As disclosed, the products will be used specifically for MK54 and MK48 torpedo upgrade programs.  The contract […]

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NCMBC Welcomes Erin Ananian-Gentile as Business Development Professional in support of the New Bern Region

NC Military Business Center Welcomes Erin Ananian-Gentile as Business Development Professional in support of the New Bern Region The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Ananian-Gentile as Business Development Professional.  Serving businesses statewide from Craven Community College, Erin will provide one-on-one assistance to help businesses in the region […]

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Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit to Return to Wilmington, North Carolina

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA (MARCH 31, 2022).  The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the in-person Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit on April 6-7, 2022 in Wilmington, North Carolina. “The Summit” brings together over 600 representatives of the Corps of Engineers, […]

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Size Standards Rules in Federal Register

The U.S. Small Business Administration published four final rules to modify monetary-based size standards across 16 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sectors.  These changes will increase small business eligibility for SBA’s loan and federal contracting programs for approximately 59,000 additional firms.  The new size standards will become effective on May 2, 2022. You can […]

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Eligible NAICS for the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program

Effective Mar 18, 2022 By Office of Government Contracting The SBA regularly maintains the list of NAICS that can qualify for the women’s contracting program. To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program […]

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Media Advisory: Federal Prime Contracts in North Carolina Exceeded $7.3 Billion in 2021

NORTH CAROLINA (MARCH 24, 2022).  The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), a business development and technology transition entity of the State of North Carolina, embedded in the State’s community colleges and headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College, is pleased to announce that businesses executed $7.3 billion in federal prime contracts in our state in […]

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Employee Retention Credit (ERC) 

 Background on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)  The U.S. government set up the ERC to help those businesses that maintained employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The ERC is a grant, not a loan that a business can claim. It was established by the CARES Act and is based on W-2 wages paid to employees.  Credits […]

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Southeastern AGC Chapters Meeting with USACE (Apr 13-14)

AGC Georgia, in partnership with other southeastern AGC chapters, will host construction firms that do business with the Corp, or may be interested inCorps work, along with representatives of the South Atlantic Division (SAD) of the Corps for an open discussion on Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14, 2022. Tentative schedule Wednesday, April 13, […]

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Article: DOD Wants to Shepherd Small Business Innovators

The Defense Department needs innovation now — and too often the best new technology from America’s small business innovators dies before it can become a program of record for the military, said the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.  To read the full article, visit: https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/2958863/dod-wants-to-shepherd-small-business-innovators/

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MG Milhorn, USACE Headquarters to Keynote: Southeast Regional Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environment Summit (April 6-7, 2022)

The Offices of Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the in-person Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit on April 6-7, 2022 in Wilmington, North Carolina. For more information, visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us  PURPOSE.  “The Summit” brings together over 750 representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Naval […]

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Session Focus – Textile Industry-Government Conversation: Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit (May 24-25, Charlotte)

SESSION FOCUS: Industry-Government Conversation (Supply Chain, Berry Amendment, COVID Challenges to Engaging in the Federal Market) For more information, visit: https://fedtex.ncmbc.us The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense […]

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Article: Labor or Bust? President Biden Orders Project Labor Agreements for Large Federal Construction Projects

Labor or Bust? President Biden Orders Project Labor Agreements for Large Federal Construction Projects Article by Jackson Moore and Pat Wilson, Smith Anderson Law Firm On February 4, 2022, President Biden issued Executive Order 14063 (“EO”) requiring the use of project labor agreements for large federal construction projects. The EO requires that a contractor or […]

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Article: Transitioning DUNs to UIE

Article: “Transitioning DUNs to UIE” This article includes a good PowerPoint instruction guide link and training video link. The deadline to transition is 4 April 2022. Click to access newsletter202112.pdf

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Article: Naval Safety Command established in Norfolk Friday

The Naval Safety Command (NAVSAFECOM) will establish a new safety management system that will give “defense-in-depth” and make sure the naval enterprise is safe to operate and operating safely.  See Norfolk, Virginia’s Wavy 10 news article entitled “Naval Safety Command established in Norfolk Friday” written by: Sarah Fearing, dated February 4, 2022.

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Article: The military is looking for PFAS pollution at NC bases, but cleaning it up will take decades

Of the nearly 700 sites on the Pentagon’s evaluation list for PFAS pollution remediation, 11 are in North Carolina. Those include the major bases, National Guard installations, an ammunition shipping depot, and a former missile factory.  An article written by Jay Price in the Charlotte NC Public Radio publication entitled, “The military is looking for PFAS […]

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Session Focus – Textile Innovation, New Product Development and Testing & Evaluation Dialogue: Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit (May 24-25, Charlotte)

SESSION FOCUS: Textile Innovation, New Product Development and Testing & Evaluation Dialogue The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit. EVENT WEBSITE. https://fedtex.ncmbc.us WHEN.  May […]

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Phase 2: Business Recovery Grant Program

Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program is NOW OPEN! The deadline to apply is March 18, 2022. The Business Recovery Grant Program issues a one-time payment of up to $500,000 to eligible North Carolina businesses that experienced significant economic loss due to COVID-19. Phase 1 of the Business Recovery Grant Program ended on […]

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Energy & Environmental-Focused Sessions at Southeast Regional Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environment Summit (April 6-7, 2022)

The Offices of Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the in-person Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit on April 6-7, 2022 in Wilmington, North Carolina. PURPOSE.  “The Summit” brings together over 750 representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Fort Bragg, […]

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Announcing: Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit (May 24-25, Charlotte)

REGISTER TODAY! The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit. WHEN.  May 24-25, 2022 WHERE. Harris Conference Center (Harris II Building) 3216 CPCC Harris Campus […]

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Defense Contractor Academy: Registration is Open (April-May, Virtual)

Announcing: 2022 Virtual Defense Contractor Academy April 26 – May 19 * Virtual The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy […]

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Article: Interoperability Is the Key to Partnerships

Article: Interoperability Is the Key to Partnerships Author: Kimberly Underwood Date: February 1, 2022 Publication: Signal, AFCEA Link: https://www.afcea.org/content/interoperability-key-partnerships

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Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Regional Roadshow (Feb 16, Virtual)

DEFENSE INNOVATION UNIT (DIU): 2022 REGIONAL ROADSHOW February 16, 2022 * Virtual The North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to announce and host the first Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Regional Roadshow (virtual) on February 16, 2022 from 1300-1700 EST. PURPOSE.  The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) was started in 2015 to identify and attract the best of […]

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DEFTECH Coffee Call (1/28): Research Scientist, North Carolina State University

Join DEFTECH this Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call.  Join us and Dr. Randall Spain, Research Scientist in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, grab your coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Community for an open, […]

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NC Military Business Center Welcomes Lee Moritz as Business Development Professional in support of the Hickory Region

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lee Moritz, Jr. as Business Development Professional.  Serving businesses statewide from Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), Lee will focus his efforts on the Department of Defense (DoD) clothing and textile chain.  Lee will also provide one-on-one assistance to help […]

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New Small Business Grant Funds Available for North Carolina

Jan 20, 2022 – Raleigh, N.C. Applications are now being accepted for a new round of grantmaking from the One North Carolina Small Business Program, a key source of capital for North Carolina’s emerging technology companies.  The state program works in conjunction with two federal technology grants, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business […]

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NC Military Business Center Welcomes TJ Gilroy as Business Development Professional in Support of the Triangle Region

NC Military Business Center Welcomes TJ Gilroy as Business Development Professional in Support of the Triangle Region The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of TJ Gilroy as Business Development Professional.  Serving businesses statewide from Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) and other colleges in the region, TJ will focus his […]

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DEFTECH Coffee Call, Friday, January 21, 2022: A View from the Beltway

Description: Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, grab your Coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Community for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to address your concerns and ideas regarding Innovation, Technology, and commensurate Leadership challenges.   This Week’s Topic:  A View from the Beltway (Washington DC: Congress and the Pentagon): Review of 2021 and […]

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Boosting Innovative GEOINT–Research Broad Agency Agreement

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Boosting Innovative GEOINT–Research Broad Agency Agreement (BIG-R BAA) HM0476-20-BAA-0001, the vehicle is open to industry through July 31, 2023.  The purpose to boost innovative seedlings.  To read the article, visit: https://www.afcea.org/content/growing-geospatial-intelligence-seedlings

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The OSHA Vaccine Mandate Is Back On….

By Steve Parascandola, Smith Anderson Law Firm On Friday, December 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit breathed new life into the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees. The 6th Circuit’s ruling was immediately appealed to the United States Supreme Court but, for now, the […]

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White House Appoints SBA Southeast Regional Administrator

The White House Appoints Allen M. Thomas as SBA Region IV Administrator This press release was issued from the Small Business Administration Allen Thomas of Greenville, North Carolina has been sworn in as Region IV (4) Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration. He has oversight of the federal Agency for nine district offices located […]

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DEFTECH Coffee Call (Dec 17): The Intersection – Military & Innovation Economy

Description: The Topic: The Intersection of the Military and the State’s Innovation Economy and how this relationship is Evolving. Guest Speaker: Mr. Dan Barkin who writes for Business North Carolina magazine. Bio: Mr. Barkin has over 45 years as a reporter, journalist, and editor.  He retired as managing editor of The News & Observer in Raleigh in […]

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Announcing January/February 2022 Webinars

January & February 2022 Webinars The North Carolina Military Business Center is pleased to announce the following January and February webinars. JANUARY 2022 January 11: Introduction to Multiple Award Contract Vehicles January 12: DOJ Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative and Cyber Incident Response and Reporting January 18: Wide Area Work Flow: Getting Paid as a Federal […]

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How to Do Business with Joint Base Andrews

How to Do Business with Joint base Andrews https://sam.gov/opp/94f716407ae34870833e57c030548c73/view The 316th Wing is hosting a Virtual Forum/Conference Call on Thursday, 20 January 2022 from 10:00 to 12:30 PM The virtual events goal is to bring together small businesses in an open forum to discuss How to Do Business with Joint base Andrews, to discuss positive […]

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