Dayton Fast Rope Meeting Minutes – 8 Apr 16

  • 11 Apr 2016 10:10 PM
    Message # 3942232
    David Hart (Administrator)

    In Person Attendees:  Howard Creek, Toni Overholser, Dave London, Dave Dodds, John Joyce, McKensie Harmon, and Lynn Moad  

    Telephone Attendees:   David Hart, Suzanne Sumner, Joe Punaro, Ron Hartke

    • ·         Toni Overholser, Director of Business and Community Development at Clark State University:  Clark State offers various business courses to include ISO 9001 and AS9100 training for small businesses, leading to certification via audit.   Certification costs for 12-15 employee businesses typically run about $25K.  Clark State offers a classroom setting with various businesses participating in each course offering and is open to any size business for $9K (you can send the whole business or designated employees).  The training can also be done via webinar for long-distance learning. Three companies are going through the process right now.  George Hummel is the instructor – he actually writes the standards.  Training is done in 12 weeks (every Friday).  Incumbent worker training funds are available via the state – Toni can help you see if your company qualifies (50 percent reimbursement).  Clark State is looking at offering another CMMI course if there is interest – it can be set up any time.   Toni’s contact information is:  overholsert@clarkstate.edu and her phone is (937) 431-7164.
    • ·         David London, Trident:  Lt Gen (Ret) Dick Reynolds shared recently that a third Fisher House is to be built; it will be located at the VA Center.  The Ohio Veterans Museum is being built in Columbus.  They are looking for artifacts for items of interest from Ohio for this museum.   Lt Gen (ret) Jack Hudson spoke about the fourth National Museum of the Air Force Hangar opening to the public on 8 Jun 16.   They are already moving aircraft into the hangar – this is a great key to teaching young people about having a military career.
    • ·        Dave Dodds, Integrated Computer Solutions:  The AFRL IT Draft RFP just came out for comments.  His company is looking for an 8(a) with strong networking capabilities.  Dave’s email address is:  david.dodds@icsinc.com
    • ·        McKensie Harmon, Insperity:   His company has numerous strategic HR offerings for businesses ranging from recruiting to payroll processing to health and welfare plan administration.  McKensie’s email address is:  McKensie.Harmon@insperity.com
    • ·        John Joyce, SpecPro Technical Services:   His company is an SBA certified 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) specializing in Information Management (IM) and is currently supporting the 711th at WPAFB.
    • ·        Howard Creek, Evanhoe & Associates:   His company is a full-service IT company specializing in AIT data collection.
    • ·        Suzanne Sumner, Taft Law:  Taft Law will be having their annual Government Contracts Seminar on 21 Apr 16 from 8-10 am at the Hope Hotel.  This session will provide updates on new rules.  The cost is $35 to attend; $25 if gov’t; and it is free if you are a current Taft client.   Suzanne’s email is:  ssumner@taftlaw.com.
    • ·        Joe Punaro, Iron Arch:  His company is supporting FIAR contract at WPAFB and also just went through ISO certification – paid close to $25K so Clark State opportunity sounds great.
    • ·        Ron Hartke, Ardent Technologies:   His company is an IT Services company and has been focused on Federal opportunities for the last few years primarily in agencies.  Always open for teaming.  There is a current opportunity to support DOE; Ron is looking for someone to fill in for S/W Dev GIS and mapping data needs.  Ron’s email address is:  ronhartke@ardentinc.com .
    • ·        David Hart, Segue Technologies:   David shared several updates:
    • a.      Dave asked Suzanne Sumner about the status of pending questions on SBA legislation regarding limitations on subcontracting and mentor/protégé.  Suzanne shared there are no updates as yet; word is still “soon” but they had been anticipating first quarter in CY16.   Taft will send out an eblast when an announcement occurs.  David will ask Suzanne to provide an update on joint ventures (JVs) and other creative ventures for Fast Rope in the near future.  Segue just formed a JV one for an opportunity.   
    • b.      The SBA Matchmaker will be held on 26 Apr 16 at the Nutter Center – there is a Fast Rope link to this event.   
    • c.      The Montgomery Information Technology Summit (MITS) will be held on 24-25 May 16 in Montgomery, AL, followed by the PEO BES Vendor Exchange.  The newly assigned PEO BES SES Rich Aldridge is in place. 
    • d.      The AFCEA Daniel J Curtis Memorial & Logistics Officer Association Golf Tournament will be held on 15 Aug 16 at theWalnut Grove Country Club, 5050 Linden Ave.  Dave Dodds is the lead for this event.  The cost if $85 for government; $100 for industry.  There will be two flights and lunch.  There will be prizes and awards.  You can register at the Dayton-Wright AFCEA Chapter website: https://daytonwrightafcea.wildapricot.org/ .  
    • e.      The Taste of IT event will be held in November; our Dayton-Wright AFCEA chapter is working with the host organization Technology First.   David will invite Linda Skinner, the AFCEA chapter lead, to give an update to First Rope in July.  
    • f.       The Air Force Information Technology Conference (AFITC) will be held again this year 29-31 Aug 16 in Montgomery, AL.   Registration is open. 
    • g.      The inaugural AFLCMC Life Cycle Industry Days (LCID) Conference is scheduled for 14-15 Sep 16 at UDRI.  The conference will be focused on the life cycle management across all AFLCMC portfolios.  Government POCs are:  Tim Frey, 937-904-6999, and Mary Hagan, 937-904-5507.  The website is: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/lcid/index.asp 
    • h.      David may put a survey out to the Fast Rope community on teaming to win Federal contracts – for small businesses.
    • i.       A reminder that the Dayton-Wright Chapter AFCEA luncheon is 21 Apr 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn featuring Brig Gen Greg Gutterman, AFSAC/CC.  You can register on line at the Dayton-Wright AFCEA portal given above.
    • j.       David shared about the southwest Ohio 7-10 Jul 16 event to honor 40 combat injured warriors.  This multi-day event includes a Lone Star concert at JD Legends; go-kart racing; sky diving; gun shooting; BBQ from Montgomery Inn, a balloon event in Middletown, etc.  Sponsors are personally engaged with each of the 40 warriors and this non-profit group pays for the entire event for all those honored.
    • ·        Lynn Moad, LB Moad Consulting:   The Greater Ohio Valley Women in Defense (WID) chapter will be presenting STEM scholarships from last year’s gala event on 12 May 16, 5-7pm at the Dayton Racquet Club.  All are invited to join - $20 for members; $25 for non-members. 

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