Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Come to hear and speak with Congressional and Government Leaders on what federal contractors can expect in 2017 and beyond.  Don't miss the new way forward and what this may mean to you and your company.

Event Sponsors


8:00—11:30 AM


400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Map & Directions


8–9am: Registration, networking, and full buffet breakfast
9–11am: Remarks and discussion with Congressional and Government Leaders
11–11:30am: Networking



House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform— Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee, and Transportation & Infrastructure 


House Committees on: Appropriations for Defense and Homeland Security 

 *New Speaker on Homeland Security* 


Former Deputy Under Secretary at DHS for the National Protection and Programs Directorate 


Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for AT&L/Program Support 


Director of Acquisition Management, Department of State 


Former Senior USAID Official, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies 

*New Speaker on Homeland Security* 


Wondering how the cuts in the Federal Workforce will affect Government Contracting? Come to the Changing of the Guard Business-Breakfast-Forum and find out. 


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

7-8 September 2016

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Washington D.C.

The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit returns to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. on 7-8 September 2016. This high-profile event gathers all actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programmes with an aim to address challenges related to enabling quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes.

Reasons to participate at the Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016:

  • Gain practical advice from over 70 speakers on how to improve disaster response globally by discussing lessons learned (not just looking at best practice but also recent failures)
  • Benchmark your approaches with 350+ decision makers from government agencies, United Nations, Red Cross, NGOs, donors and foundations, military, relief agencies and the private sector and explore opportunities for collaboration
  • Discover new initiatives, trends and new effective products and services that will help you to implement technically sound international humanitarian assistance
  • Participate in 8 hours of networking to establish new partnerships and foster existing relationships

For more information, please visit

To register your participation, please get in touch with Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager at



Thursday, September 22, 2016

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 



1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1000
McLean, VA 22102
Get directions




of Taurus Group Inc. (TGI), will give you the scoop on upcoming procurements and how to prepare for them. Stephanie is the CEO of TGI and has over 12 years of experience in business intelligence, development, procurement, logistics management, proposal development and capture. Stephanie has led the charge for large, small, and mid tier businesses winning over $100 million in projects. 


of The American Small Business Coalition will discuss understanding, finding and connecting the ‘dots’ using tactics and tools taught in his award winning (as in contracts!) business development and capture program Ethical Stalking for Government Contractors™! During his 30 year career as an employee, owner and advisor to small, mid-tier and large companies, Guy has successfully captured or guided the capture of hundreds of millions in revenues stemming from civilian, defense and intelligence agency contracts and subcontracts. 

Discussion will begin at 8am and breakfast will be served around 9am. Come early for additional networking! 

Monday, October 3, 2016



OSAC invites you to attend the OSAC Africa Security Forum hosted by the OSAC Africa Regional Council (ARC) and OSAC International Development Working Group (IDWG). The forum will be held at the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, Virginia on October 3 & 4. The day and a half program will feature Africa security topics from operational best practices to regional analysis. Breakout sessions in the program will highlight security from the international development perspective. Security experts representing government, business, international development, and academic institutions with advanced security perspectives of the region will present alongside State Department Regional Security Officers.


Registration is open and free of charge. Constituents should register at the events page.


The forum will be held at the Holiday Inn in Rosslyn, Virginia: 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22209.


Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. There is not a hotel group rate for this event. The program will be held from approximately 9am to 5pm on October 3rd and from 9am to 12pm on October 4th, with a reception the evening of October 3rd. For questions about the event or registration, please email Jenna Klym at .


To be a seminar sponsor, please contact the International Security Foundation Executive Director Peggy O’Neill at (ISF).

We look forward to seeing you in October! 


Wednesday, October 26, 2016


USG Procurement: perspectives from DEA, State Dept,

Contracting with USAID, AUSAID, and DFID

Federal Government Procurement for Small Businesses

Bid protests and LPTA

Human Trafficking

Developments in Standards and Compliance

U.S. and Allied Responses to ISIL and other Terrorist Threats

The Role of Operational Contracting in the growing International Refugee Crisis

Policy Perspectives on Global Low Intensity Conflict


Presentation Downloads

2016-10-19 - Reachback Overview - Adrian.pptx - 3.6 MB

basketball count.wmv - 2.7 MB

Holding Slides.pptx - 801 KB

ISOA slide - McFadden.pptx - 191 KB

ISOA slides - What's Next_.pptx - 33.6 MB

ISOA Slides 10-27-16_FINAL Starr.ppt - 18.6 MB

isoa v2-1 John Johns.pptx -  60 KB

Jeff Grieco PPT for Oct 27 145pm Panel ISOA Summit.pptx - 572 KB

Timothy Hess.pdf - 4.5 MB








Thursday, January 12, 2017

On December 16, 2016, the U.S. government launched its first National Action Plan (NAP) to promote responsible business conduct domestically and overseas. In the development of the NAP, the Obama administration undertook a two-year consultative process, including four multi-stakeholder dialogues held across the country and the receipt of written submissions from across stakeholder groups. The NAP is an opportunity for the U.S. government to detail how it will meet its obligations to ensure that economic actors respect the human rights of individuals and communities affected by business activities. With the new Trump administration taking office, now is a crucial time to take stock of the NAP and the U.S. government’s plans to fulfill its duty to protect human rights and ensure strong implementation of the NAP.

In line with the multi-stakeholder nature of the U.S. NAP development process, the *co-sponsors of this roundtable discussion will bring together representatives from the U.S. government, business, civil society, labor, academia, and affected communities to reflect on the NAP. Speakers will offer their insights and expertise on a number of questions relating to the process, content, and future of the NAP, including:

  • How well did the NAP development process function?
  • Does the NAP’s content meet stakeholders’ expectations and detail means to ensure that the U.S. government and companies fulfill their commitments to protect and respect human rights?
  • What lies ahead for the implementation of the NAP? What expectations can we have of the new Trump administration?
  • What role can various stakeholders play in ensuring implementation of the NAP and improved accountability for corporations?

Click here to view full agenda

Date: January 12, 2017 
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Breakfast and Registration: 8:30am 
Location: American University Washington College of Law, Claudio Grossman Hall
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Click here to register.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Join us for Happy Hour on March 22 5:30-7:30pm at The Tower Club in Tysons Corner

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

Announces 2017 Industry Advisory Group Meeting Date  

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will host a meeting of the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 

This committee serves the U.S. government in a solely advisory capacity concerning industry and academia's latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to OBO's mission to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution.

The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a pre-arranged clearance list. An open registration announcement will be posted on OBO's website,, and sent through OBO's distribution list approximately 30 days prior to the event date. Those interested in joining OBO's distribution list should visit our sign-up page or email A meeting notice will also be published in the Federal Register prior to March 22, 2017, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

For further information, please contact OBO's Director of External Affairs, Christine Foushee, at FousheeCT@state.govor at (312) 353-1242.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) is calling for nominations for the 2017 ISOA Achievement Awards ceremony and celebration recognizing individuals and companies for their outstanding work in the stability operations field. 

Submit Your Nomination Here

Eligible nominees include corporate members of the ISOA who are in good standing with the industry.  Companies may apply who are not members of ISOA, but to be selected as a finalist, your company must have joined the association.  The ISOA Stability Operations Awards will be awarded to companies who consistently demonstrate commitment to accountability, transparency, and ethics in the stability operations arena in categories based on the size of your company – small, medium, large. 

The top award in each category will be presented as a “Vanguard” Award.  Individual Awards recognizing sustaining support of ISOA and an ongoing commitment to the stability operations field will also be presented, for which nominations are not required. 

“The ISOA Awards Program is an opportunity to salute businesses who are going above and beyond the call of duty.  The awards will honor the leaders in the government contracting community who exemplify the ISOA ideals of accountability, transparency, and ethics.  We are excited to host this first annual awards evening for the stability operations industry.
Howie Lind, President and Executive Director, ISOA

Nominations are accepted via a downloadable  Award Nomination Form   All nominations must be received via email to by Friday, March 31, 2017.  Email submissions are preferred, and early submissions are also encouraged.

Winners will be selected by our three independent judges and will be announced in April 2017.  The honorees will be recognized at the 2017 ISOA Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. 

For specific questions about the nomination process, please contact our awards committee members, Michelle at 202‑344‑9030, or Kelley at 202-680-9888.