Federal construction and infrastructure summit connects business with federal agencies for billions of dollars of work

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The trade show at the 2016 summit in Wilmington

The office of Sen. Richard Burr, the office of Sen. Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) have announced the 2019 Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit at the Wilmington Convention Center on Oct. 23-24.

The NCMBC is a business development and technology transition entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC). Its mission is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.

The “Summit” brings together more than 800 representatives of: five Districts of the US Army Corps of Engineers; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Fort Bragg; Marine Corps Installations East/Camp Lejeune; Seymour Johnson AFB; Forts Gordon (GA), Fort Lee (VA); US Coast Guard; Department of Veterans Affairs; General Services Administration; other federal agencies; and general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast US. NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic will discuss the aggressive $1.7 billion military construction (MILCON) program to restore Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, N.C. in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

“The Summit is the premier, best-established and most-recognized federal infrastructure event in the Southeast,” NCMBC executive director Scott Dorney said in a statement. “The Summit networking and trade show activities allow businesses to market their services and products directly to over 800 military, federal and industry participants. Businesses that are already engaged or that want to perform in the federal market need to be at the Summit.”

Keynote speakers include:
Colonel Todd W. Ferry, Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Installations East
Captain Richard Hayes, III, Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic and Regional Engineer, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
Theodore Brown, Director, Regional Business, US Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division

LUNCH PANEL. Understanding the Mandatory Cyber Security Requirements for all Defense Contractors, featuring:
Stacy Bostjanick, Director, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Vicki Michetti, Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Partnerships, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
Mary Thomas, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

The Summit’s “Program and Requirements Dialogues” will address future projects and acquisition strategies (by military and government panelists) and other issues related to acquisition and execution of projects at military bases and government facilities in the Southeast. Other Summit sessions will address critical and timely topics, including workforce solutions, supplier, service contract and opportunities for public-private partnerships, small business programs and utilization, budget impacts, contracting processes and both pre- and post-award legal issues for federal contractors. Summit “Meet and Greet” sessions allow businesses to meet one-on-one and market themselves to federal agencies and prime contractors that buy construction, public works and engineering services and products in the Southeast.

For more information, visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us.

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