David Hart, Facilitating
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o GSA Alliant II Status: During the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and GSA Industry Day held on January 20, 2016, Chris Fornecker Director of GWAC Programs stated that Final RFP will be released in the Q2FY2016 time frame and an Award is anticipated to be made in the Q3FY2017 time frame.
o CIOSP3 On-Ramp Status:
§ Site Visit will be held from 8:30 AM-11:30 AM on February 19, 2016 in San Diego, California. And Feb 1, in Denver, CO. The Solicitation is anticipated to be released in February/ March 2016 time frame.
§ FBO: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8b115b0bd464a9e2fc72e4a3573e7f53&tab=core&_cview=1
o Encore III Status: According to an article featured on C4ISRNET, the ENCORE III contract has slipped behind schedule according to DISA leaders at a January 12, 2016 AFCEA DC breakfast. Previously stated, the ENCORE III RFP was anticipated to be released during early to mid-January 2016. In the article it does not state a definite time frame for the RFP. As it states in the article, "Encore III ’s delays have been complicated further by the very nature of what the contract provides; DISA officials in the past alluded to wrangling the complexities of providing evolving IT services under a massive, long-term contract that must be able to accommodate emerging technologies. "
o ITES-3 Status: The Contracting Office released a Modification on January 15, 2016. The purpose of the Modification is to provide an updated timeframe for Final RFP release. The Final RFP release date is now scheduled for February 2016. Acquisition milestones are tentative and subject to change.
o TRANSCOM Industry Day: Slides Uploaded to Fast Rope
o MITS: The Sponsorship Committee has started planning for this year’s MITS in May (23-26). As companies finalize their marketing budgets for 2016, be sure you keep MITS at the top of your agenda. Sponsorship information is available at www.afceamontgomery.org and see the Registration section. Several of the sponsorships have already been spoken for. For information on sponsorships email email@example.com.
§ Fast Rope Coffee, Onsight 0800 at Conference Hotel
o Dayton Wright AFCEA Valentines Ball2016 : Saturday, Feb 13th, at the WPAFB Club, very well attended by industry, Government and Military. For more Details contact Brent Ahlers Brent.Ahlers@gartner.com or https://daytonwrightafcea.wildapricot.org/Valentines-Ball.
o Dayton Wright AFCEA Golf Outing 2016: contact David Dodds firstname.lastname@example.org, Annual Daniel J. Curtis Memorial Golf Tournament, Monday June 13, 2016, Walnut Grove Country Club, 5050 Linden Ave. Dayton, Ohio 45432.
o Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember 2016: Organized by David Hart, hosts 40 Purple Hearts and 10 Gold Star Families for 4 days of kick ass fun in Southwest Ohio. Sponsors participate in events with the warriors that includes, indoor cart racing, Warrior Concert, Hot Air Balloon Festival. Runs July 7-10, 2016 in Southwest Ohio, website is www.WarriorWTR.com or contact David at email@example.com.
- Lynn Moad, Consulting, AF Logistics expertise.
- Ron Hartke, Ardent 8a
- Al Mink, Systems Spirit
- Jeff Cress, CSRA
o Discussion around CSC acquisition of SRA.
o Rick DePrato and Nancy Cohee released from CSC.
o Connie Crome, CSRA lead in O'Fallon
- Fred Scheyd, Consulting
- David Dodds, ICS
o HQ in Montgomery, priming IDIQs
- Rick Reed, Sable Systems
- Bob Fudge, Evanhoe & Associates
o Priming NIH CIOSP3, will be at Industry Day in Denver or San Diego
o Bill Saunders, was Ball, now Evanhoe Capture
o Howard Creek, was O'Neil, now Evanhoe BD
- Howard Creek, Evanhoe
- Roy Haley, KeyBOS
o Retired as AF Director of Plans and Programs at AFIT
- Glenn L, O'Neil & Associates
o Training Materials and related services
- Linda Skinner, Consulting
o Volunteer for Fisher/Nightingale House - All American Evening - Silent Auction Chair - event to be held April 30th at the Air Force Museum.
o Volunteer and Founding Member for the Greater Ohio Valley Women In Defense (WID)
o Volunteer for AFCEA.
Fast Rope Industry Survey on Improving Small Business Government to Industry Engagement with the USAF
This is an unsolicited survey by Fast Rope that will eventually be presented to the USAF SB Office for consideration. I recently attended a Brown Bag with the new AFMC SB Director, Ms. Farris Welsh and her team, and they asked me all these same questions almost verbatim. It got me to thinking about Fast Ropers providing unsolicited feedback to the government as a source of valuable industry input.
This Survey will remain open until 29 Feb 2016. A final summary of the survey will be shared with Fast Rope Members and the USAF SB Office. Responses from Non-Air Force Industry service providers is welcome. Your response will remain anonymous unless you indicate otherwise.
Go to this Survey Monkey link to begin the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fastrope_USAF_SB_Survey
Feel free to forward this survey to other relative USAF Contractors outside Fast Rope.
One other survey I want to run in the near future is a Federal BD/Capture Salary/Comp Survey similar to what Bob Santmyer ran a few years back with the members. If you have ideas on other Fast Rope Member Surveys you would like to run, please let a facilitator know, or contact me...David Hart directly, www.FastRope.org
Good luck digging your self out of the snow NCR Fast Ropers. Al Mink reported 35 inches where he lives. Dang!!!
David Hart, First Fast Roper