Fast Rope Notes Dayton NCR 01.18.19

  • 23 Jan 2019 11:35 AM
    Message # 7077495
    Joni Ahlers (Administrator)

    Dayton, NCR Fast Rope

    18 January 2019

    Upcoming Industry Events:

    Discussion Topics:


    • Jacqueline Talpa, CTC, INC.
    • Round Table
      • Michael Kleeblatt – DHS opps coming out
        • DISA Encore 3 Small Business
      • Melvin Sasson – Prime UTIC looking for someone to team with       


    • ·         Fast Rope Legal Updates - Suzanne Sumner / Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP - DOD’s proposed rule on using LPTA source selections and the new law on determining small business size eligibility for those industries that are subject to a receipts-based SBA size standard.
    • ·         Slides: Taft Slides 2019 January.pdf
    • ·         Website: https://www.taftlaw.com/ 
    • ·         Small Business Changes:
    • ·         Changes, Comments, additions will be accepted through 2/4/19
    • ·         3-year average to 5 year average (Right now rely on 3 year average)
    • ·         SBA issued information notices but not yet effective until implementing regulations (13 CFR Part 121)
    • ·         Subcontracting – 50% DFAR Rule – Prime can or does not have to perform work
    • ·         No limitations on subs
    • ·         Similarly situated partner (8(a)/WODSB etc.)
    • ·         If you would like legal update emails, please email Suzanne Sumner at ssumner@taftlaw.com and she will add you to the list
    • Bob Hawley, President, Matrix Research, Inc.
    • ·         Classified Contracting Space
    • ·         New facility almost complete and will be available for rent
    • ·         Facility & Programs assistance available
    • ·         Amazing Airborne Data Collection Space – Airplane and hanger on site
    • ·         AFRL is their largest client
    • ·         Round Table
    • ·         Ron Hartke – They have room on their SBC team if anyone is interested please call/email
    • ·         Richard Goudie – His company has cyber security background – they are looking for 8(a) partner for service opp
    • ·         Carl “Shofner”- SB managed attribution, dark web browsing
    • ·         Billy Grill – Small Business Development Center has an open house
    • ·         Jerry Evans – New FastRoper
    • ·         Information International Associates is a mid-tier company looking for SB Primes
    • ·         Kessel Run Looking for a Few Good Software Minded Men, Women.  The Air Force’s Kessel Run Experimentation Lab is looking to hire more civilian employees who will be tasked with tackling some of the service’s “most vexing software issues,” during a two-day “hired on-the-spot” event to be held Jan. 23-24.  The new talent could find themselves working on things like the global Air Operations Center Weapon System and the F-35 strike fighter’s Autonomous Logistics Information System, or ALIS, according to the release.  “The Air Force is seeing, and I think we’re one of the ones showing them, how important it is to create and sustain your own software,” said Adam Furtado, Kessel Run’s lab director.  “As with many small companies, our goal now is to hire the right people, expand our pipeline, and continue supporting the Air Force’s software needs.”  Since mid-2017, Kessel Run has spent nearly $140 million and set up shared workspaces for 280 military, government civilian, and contractors.  USAF software teams have come up with automated solutions, saving some 1,100 man-hours per month at operations centers in combat zones, according to a USAF release.  Interested applicants should go to https://afcs.recsolu.com/external/events/gVUbBiYqfDeLnB_IM8sMXw before the event.  (8 January 2019)

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