National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit Spring 2017

2015 federal contracting summit

Join us on March 29 and 30, 2017 in Washington, DC for the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit, jointly hosted by The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

  • Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
  • Access to federal agencies and prime contractors (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of agencies and prime contractors who have confirmed)
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners
  • Influence on The Hill — connecting votes to action for our congressional leaders

Date and Time

Wednesday March 29, 2017. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Thursday March 30, 2017. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

2017 USWCC Women Contractor Award

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2017 USWCC Women Contractor Award Winners.  Congratulations to USWCC Winners: STELLAR – Hillary Boyce Doriguzzi, Owner, ProHill Services LLC; GROWTH MASTER- Heather Blease, CEO, SaviLinx and Dr. Margaret Wood, President & CEO, WOOD Consulting Services, Inc.; INNOVATION & PERFORMANCE – Jasmine Alcantara, Owner,  JLA Group and Rekha S. Jadala, President, FSO, SRR International Inc.; EMERGING STAR – Angel Crockett, CEO, Inflowlogistics, LLC dba Inflow; GOVERNMENT SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE AWARD –
Shirley M. Harris, Contracting Officer Representative, Headquarters Air Force Medical Operation Agency (AFMOA), Port San Antonio/Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio Texas and James Anthony Josey, Procurement Analyst, Women-Owned Business and Mentor-Protégée Programs, U.S. Department of State OSDBU. Read more.


Wednesday March 29, 2017

Time Item
9:00 amArrive at Rayburn Building to Clear Security
9:30 amPolicy Briefing - Rayburn Bldg Cafeteria
10:30 amHead to Hearing; 2360 Rayburn Bldg House Small Committee Hearing Room
11:00 amHouse Small Business Committee Hearing: Paperwork Reduction Act
Lunch on your own
1:30 pm - ? pmMeet Your Congressional Leaders

Thursday March 30, 2017

Time ItemSpeaker
7:30 amRegistration & Networking (Coffee Available)
8:15 amWelcomeCris Young - President, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC)
Margot Dorfman - CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)
Vikki Hawthorne - National Director | Supplier Development, USWCC & ASBCC
8:45 amPreparing for a DCAA AuditSherry Kobus - Small Business Program Manager, Defense Contract Audit Agency
9:15 amSocial Security Administration (SSA) OpportunitiesWayne McDonald - Director, Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Social Security Administration
9:45 amUSWCC Women Contractor Awards RecognitionMargot Dorfman - CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Denise Benjamin Sirmons - Director, Office of Small Business & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:00 amDefense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) - Small Business Opportunities with a Multifaceted Human Resource OrganizationTammy J. Proffitt - Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Human Resources Activity
11:30 amProtests, Disputes & Appeals - Procedures & ConsiderationsMike Wagner - Associate, Covington & Burling LLP
Kayleigh Scalzo - Associate, Covington & Burling LLP
12:00 pmLunch(On your own)
1:00 pmOne-on-One Agency/Prime Meetings
4:00 pmAdjourn


Wednesday – Rayburn Building

Thursday – Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC  20009

Dupont Circle Metro Station

Sleeping Rooms: $299 plus tax; Room Block Cut Off March 10, 2017

Group Code: USWCC


The agencies and primes confirmed for our one-on-one matchmaking sessions are looking to do business under a variety of NAICS codes. This NAICS list is of the most frequent purchases by Agency and Prime Contractor. To ensure you have the most accurate information, please go directly to the Agency/Prime website and do further investigation.  You can also go to FBO.Gov and


Sponsorship provides extra visibility and summit registration. To purchase a sponsorship  click here .

  • Gold Sponsorship: Includes — Full Page Ad in summit program, 6′ display table, 2 summit attendees. Price – $1,000
  • Silver Sponsorship: Includes — 1/2 Page Ad in summit program, 2 summit attendees. Price – $750
  • Bronze Sponsorship: Includes — 1/4 Page Ad in summit program, 1 summit attendee. Price – $500

Registration & Fees

 Click Here to Register  

Note: Registration fees are based on membership level.  Members and non-members are welcome. Fees for this summit are as follows:  Supplier Members – $105 | Business Members – $155 | Individual, Advocate and Non-Members – $225 | Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by USWCC) – Complimentary. If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

Matchmaking Process

At the start of the session, Agencies / Primes will introduce themselves. You then meet with any of the agencies/primes in which you have interest in doing business. There are no sign up sheets or bells and whistles. You are allowed 5 minutes – or longer if there is no line behind you. If you are patient, you will have the opportunity to meet with everyone. Make sure to bring your one-page capabilities statement and business cards that include your information.

One-On-One Matchmaking

Agencies / Primes invited and previously participating include – confirmed are in bold:

  • Federal Housing Financial Agency
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • National Science Foundation
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Dept of Agriculture
    • Farm Services Agency
    • Forest Service
  • U.S. Dept of the Army: HQ
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Dept of Defense
    • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
    • Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)
    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • U.S. Dept of Education
  • U.S. Dept of Energy
  • U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
    • Coast Guard
    • Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Dept of Justice
  • U.S. Dept of Labor
  • U.S. Dept of State
  • U.S. Dept of the Air Force
    • Air Force District of Washington/Joint Base Andrews
    • 11th Contracting Squadron/Joint Base Andrews
  • U.S. Dept of the Interior
  • U.S. Dept of the Treasury
  • U.S. Dept of the Navy
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation
    • FAA
  • U.S Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Washington DC District – Office of Contracting and Procurement
  • Washington Headquarters Services
  • WMATA – Washington Metro Area Transit Authority
  • Academi
  • All Native Group
  • BAE Systems
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CenturyLink
  • CGI Federal
  • Contrack International
  • CSRA
  • DC Health Link
  • General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • Harris Corporation
  • IBM
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kelly Government Solutions
  • Mantech
  • M.C. Dean
  • National Government Services – Anthem
  • Raytheon
  • SAIC
  • Serco
  • Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
  • Skanska
  • Southern Research
  • STG Inc.
  • Tetra Tech
Resource Partners:
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – DC
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – Virginia
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) – Office of Surety Guarantees