Monthly MBC Meet-Up

Join us online on Wednesday, March 17, 3:30 p.m. to learn what primes are looking for in subcontractors and best practices to being successful after awarded the contract. Our guest speakers, Kristie Harris of Peraton and Jim Potter of CACI, will be covering a variety of topics, including the importance of establishing a team the customer needs, the elements of writing a proposal that will lead to the customer awarding it to you and maintaining the standards of communication, responsiveness, technical performance and integrity. Register Today!    
About Our Guest Speakers Kristie Harris, a Maryland native, obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and started her career as a software engineer. After moving into systems engineering, engineering management/leadership roles always seemed to cross her path. It was the thrust into leadership roles on multiple teams that led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. With 15 years of experience in the defense industry, Kristie is now a PMP certified program manager having led very large programs with a large teammate presence. Kristie balances her successful professional career with an active family life with her husband and two children in Maryland. Jim Potter is a Business Development Executive for CACI’s National Security and Innovative Solutions Sector. Prior to joining CACI, Jim enjoyed an extensive career at Harris Corporation and Raytheon. His career has spanned across the engineering, program management and business development disciplines where his appreciation and lessons learned for effective teaming matured. Throughout his career, Jim has continued to expand his business partnerships and valued relationships and today he holds many of them as close friends, embracing and celebrating their successes and achievements along the way. Jim is a University of Florida Alumnus and proclaimed, die-hard Florida Gator.

Rising Stars BINGO Night Fundraiser

Join the Fort Meade Alliance’s Rising Stars on March 24, 2021, at 7 PM for a fun and family-friendly BINGO Night. Entry for the virtual event is $25 per person. Each registrant will receive 6 unique BINGO cards and a Zoom link two days before the event. Additional BINGO cards can be purchased for $5 each. Each BINGO will have their name added to a virtual raffle for a chance to win a grand prize worth $300!  Once registered, you will be on your way to play BINGO! Please note, your BINGO cards and Zoom link will be emailed to you two days before the event. You may register as many individuals as you would like. Links for the Zoom session and BINGO cards for any additional registrations will be sent directly to the email you provide.   Proceeds from the event will support the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation, specifically the FMAF’s Kenneth O McCreedy Scholarship, which assists Meade High School students who plan to study STEM or Linguistics fields.Register Today! Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support. If you would like to support this effort further, you can become a sponsor today by contacting Jenn Munt at jmunt@ftmeadealliance.org.        (more…)

Industry Day

Where will the major Fort Meade organizations spend their acquisition dollars in 2021 and beyond? Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected acquisition plans and how you can set your sites on future business. Hear from top officials about the cyber landscape and potential federal government procurement opportunities at the annual FMA Industry Day. Keynote Speaker: Army Maj. Gen. Garrett S. Yee, Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Guest Speakers: Diane Dunshee, NSA, Deputy Director of Business Management & Acquisition and Senior Acquisition Executive Doug Packard, DISA, Procurement Services Exec. and Dir., Defense IT Contracting Organization Sharothi Pikar, USCYBERCOM, Command Acquisition Executive, Director, J9
Thursday, March 25 • 9-10:30 a.m. on Zoom
$30/Members • $55/Non-Members
Attendees will receive a unique Zoom link two days prior to the event.

Event Details

Program Overview
9 a.m.: Welcome by FMA
9:05 a.m.: Keynote Speaker
9:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion
10:30 a.m.: Program Ends

Cost to Attend
$30/Members • $55/Non-Members
FMA partners receive complimentary tickets to this event. Please contact FMA Chief of Staff Donna De Marco with names and email addresses of your attendees.

Please send in advance questions you have for our speakers to FMA Chief of Staff Donna De Marco, who can also answer any other questions you may have.

Stars in Service Gala

The FMA Foundation presents… Stars in Service Gala Celebrating those who serve our country and our community Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Live! Casino & Hotel (more…)

If you do choose to attend an FMA event, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations. Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines. By attending our events you are willingly assuming all risks in relation to COVID-19 exposure. If you are sick or have general symptoms of unwellness, we ask that you please stay home. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time.