DISA Leadership in Action (August 7, 2020)
This informative virtual event for small business entrepreneurs featured two sessions. The first session featured DISA’s senior Contracting Leadership discussing various contracting topics that affect DISA and small business. The second session included valuable information about two of DISA’s premier contracts—SETI and ENCORE III.

Acquisition Guidance Webinar Series: National Security Agency (June 30, 2020)

This session welcomed back the National Security Agency (NSA) to share updated information related to doing business with the agency during the pandemic. Diane Dunshee, Deputy Director, Business Management & Acquisition and Deputy Senior Acquisition Executive reprised her role as a speaker, sharing the virtual stage with Maria Taylor, Deputy of the Office of Contracting, Maryland Procurement Office.

Acquisition Guidance Webinar Series: U.S. Cyber Command (June 11, 2020)

This installment of FMA’s Acquisition Guidance Webinar Series showed our community’s great interest in learning more about contracting with U.S. Cyber Command. The webinar featured Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., Chief of Staff of U.S. Cyber Command; Sharothi Pikar, Command Acquisition Executive/J9 Director; Quentin McCoy, Acquisition Chief Division, J9 Capabilities Development; and special guest, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger.

Acquisition Guidance Webinar Series: Defense Information Systems Agency
 (April 24, 2020)

As part of the Acquisition Guidance Webinar Series designed to help members understand agency guidance on COVID-19 relief and aid measures, DISA convened presenters Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, Director of DISA and Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters; Doug Packard, Director of the Procurement Directorate and Chief of DITCO; and Carlen Capenos, Director or the Office of Small Business Programs to speak to DISA’s guidance regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Acquisition Guidance Webinar Series: National Security Agency (April 21, 2020)

In this webinar, Diane Dunshee and Mollie Quasny of the NSA provided additional details on the agency’s implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

COVID-19 Impacts on the Fort Meade Region Webinar (March 31, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all areas of our economy. Businesses and organizations must make increasingly difficult decisions as they navigate these uncertain times. Panelists Harry Gatanas, former NSA SAE; Barbara Petilli, Petilli Law; Kirk Murray, President & CEO, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation; David M. Stevens, Partner, Labor and Employment, Whiteford|Taylor|Preston; and Anne Wagner, President & CEO, Wavestrike discussed a number of topics, including the CARES Act, State of Maryland funding efforts and essential business classifications; business community concerns for dealing with the prolonged crisis, and more.