SATX Fast Rope met on 16 June 2016 at Mama’s Café. Joe Dominguez facilitated.
ATTENDEES: C Ludwig (Consultis), J Copher (IGOCKI), B Bartlet (Adjuvant), B Carron (Peerless), D McNeeley (Morse Consulting), M Hess (GDIT), J Marshall (Consultant), J Diana (Calibre), D Ramos (DTSI), C Poole (Allbrite Construction), S Oelsen (VA), N Patton (CSRA), E Smith (RMF), J Dominguez (NCI).
C Ludwig: introduced the group to a new program called Onward to Opportunity (O2O) run out of JBSA by Anthony Cosby and Angenetta Lambert of Syracuse University. Their primary mission is to have service members actually have a job in hand when they separate from their service. POC is Anthony Cosby, phone (210) 844-8154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alamo Chapter AFCEA is looking for topics for training sessions at this year’s ACE.
J Copher: retired AF Intel Officer, briefed IGOCKI capabilities – software developer for non-profits, looking to move into Federal spaces. Have applied for 8a status. See attached.
B Bartlett: Mr. Bobby Watts, Small Business Advocate at Randolph retires on 29 July. Bexar County’s Small, Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners (SMWVBO) conference will be on 7 Dec 2016 at the Freeman Coliseum. Learn more from the website https://www.bexar.org/130/SMWBE-December-Conference.
B Carron: 24th AF Change of Command (MG Weggeman takes over from MG Wilson) on 17 June.
D McNeeley: With new 24th AF commander, what will become of the Cyber Proving Ground move.
M Hess: GDIT is looking for 8a companies with training and cyber experience.
J Diana: Caliber won a prime position on OPM’s HCaTS vehicle. FAR is now updated to allow direct awards to WOSB. Currently experiencing 60 days or more before interim clearances are granted.
D Ramos: Busy with NETCENTS 2 bids and also experiencing delays in obtaining clearances.
N Patton: CSRA is now more willing to sub to SB; DHA’s MRS/MDRSS are 8a opportunities CSRA is looking to team on.
E Smith: Risk Management Framework teaches RMF. Suggested Ernest contact AFCEA (Chuck Ludwig) to suggest RMF be added to the ACE training opportunities.
J Dominguez: Four recent top-5 budget accounts analysis for DHS, GSA, AF and VA were released. All are attached.
Next meeting is currently scheduled for 21 July 2016 at Mama’s Café.