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St. Louis Fast Rope Meeting Notes 9/26/2019

  • 27 Sep 2019 8:15 AM
    Message # 7904153
    Joni Ahlers (Administrator)

    Dial-In Attendees: Connie Crome (Diligent), Curt Piontkowsky (Perspecta), Cindy Heflin (C5T), Carl “Shof” Shofner (OST), Dave Wade & Jessica Hersey (Leidos), Doug Siemonsma (LMI)

    Upcoming Industry Events:

    Member Notes:

    Cindy Heflin (C5T)

    • -          SIBR work they received is gong well, getting off the ground.
    • -          EC2 RFI – Enterprise Cyber Capabilities out of 25th AF
    • -          AFITC last month: good event, lots of good presentations
    • o   Has anyone seen slides/presentations posted? No, but let group know if/when posted.

    Curt Piontkowsky (Perspecta)

    • -          Recently acquired Knight Point Systems (SB) – part of Invictus JV (still in SBEAS competition)
    • -          14K employees; largest contract is NMCI (Navy Marine Corps Intranet)
    • -          Hosting reception at Alamo ACE

    Shof Shofner (Optimal Solutions – OST)

    • -          Mid-tier company based in Tysons; Shof is in Dayton area
    • -          Many IDIQ vehicles (ITES, RS3, etc.)
    • -          Possibly responding to LevelUp BPA RFPs out of AFLCMC/HNC
    • -          Attended AFA National Convention earlier this month in MD; discussed Multi-domain Command & Control, among other things

    Doug Siemonsma (LMI)

    • -          Part-time with LMI for ~7 weeks; hopes to be full-time as of 1 Oct
    • -          Wants to grow business for LMI at USTRANSCOM & in St Louis
    • -          Attending NDTA Fall Conference in St Louis 7-10 Oct 2019
    • -          Still very involved in local NDTA (National Defense Transportation Association)

    Dave Wade (Leidos)

    • -          Attended TechNet Augusta; Army is moving their Army Cyber Center to Augusta
    • -          Dave is IGC Program Manager and also does BD for Leidos in the area
    • -          BGen Chad Raduege, Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, and CIO, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA may be AFCEA Luncheon speaker in October

    Connie Crome (Diligent Consulting)

    • -          Attended AFITC; attending TEIS IV Industry Day next week (reach out if you are there)
    • -          Attending Alamo ACE in San Antonio in Nov; Diligent reception is on Tues night (ask for invite)
    • -          Working NASA and Army opps as well as AFLCMC, USTRANSCOM, & AMC  

      Next Meeting:  24 October 2019 0800-0900 CDT

    *IMPORTANT NOTE* New dial-in number using a Microsoft Teams link:

    Virtual: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting                                                            

    +1 571-429-4595  Conference ID: 265 985 54# 

    Location: PSS Federal, 1662 Windham Way O'Fallon, IL (tentative)

    Planned Topic(s):

    • ·         <Company> Presentation (~10 minutes) - If you would like to present, contact Connie.
    • ·         Discussion requested from members: TBD
    • ·         Other Topics including Needs and Leads


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