Defense Standardization Program Industry Day

January 24, 2016
LMI in Tysons, 7940 Jones Branch Dr, Tysons, VA 22102

Defense Standardization Program Industry Day

You are cordially invited to attend the Defense Standardization Program (DSP) Industry Day hosted by the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) that will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at LMI in Tysons, VA, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The objective of this event is to bring together government, industry and standards developing organizations to show case current features, modules and functions available in ASSIST, and to discuss an upcoming initiative to evaluate, assess and enhance ASSIST.  

ASSIST is a comprehensive system used by the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop, coordinate, distribute, and manage defense and federal specifications and standards, international standardization agreements, military handbooks, commercial item descriptions, data item descriptions, and related technical documents prepared in accordance with the policies and procedures of the DSP.

I expect the DSP Industry Day topics will provide a platform for open discussion and dialogue between government and subject matter experts from industry and standards developing organizations interested in understanding current defense standardization management processes, and how ASSIST supports them, and in potential opportunities for doing business with the government.

This event is free and open to the public: however, attendees must register in advance, by submitting their name, address, and a brief synopsis of their organization’s services and experience by e-mail to no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  If you would like additional information about this event, please visit our website at or contact Ms. Latasha Beckman at 703-767-6872.

Alliance Northwest

March 9, 2017
Puyallup, WA

Where government and business connect

Alliance NW is the premier government contracting event in the region, bringing together prime contractors, government agencies and small businesses for a full day of relationship building.

AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition

March 13 – 15, 2017
Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL

Global Force Symposium & Exposition

The 2017 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition is a three-day event that will include presentations from the United States Army Materiel Command, the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).

This symposium will explore the capabilities outlined in the Army Operating Concept and how the force transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation for Force 2025 and beyond. Special guest presentations coupled with panel discussions from our senior military and industry leaders, addresses critical points of acquisition, research and development, and partnering between military and industry. For the Army, this means restructuring military-industrial programs. The Army must take a hard look at its acquisition processes, with an eye towards the future, in order to continue maintaining a competitive overmatch against potential adversaries.

APTAC Spring 2017 Training Conference

April 10 – 13, 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Innovation for Tomorrow’s Procurement World

The government marketplace is constantly shifting. Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion on how small, innovative firms, can successfully introduce their innovations into the marketplace. Sometimes this occurs through a partnership with a National Lab or programs like the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or through unconventional contracting efforts like DoD’s “Hack the Pentagon Pilot Program.” This educational conference will address how businesses can find a door into the government, what creative procurement approaches work in the government marketplace, and how Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) can support the shift in focus to innovation.

2017 World Congress

July 23 – 26
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Enriching Our Community Through Inspired Collaboration

World Congress is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together for networking and training for all career levels.

World Congress is what you make of it! Whether you want sessions focused on a specific topic, compelling keynote addresses, networking opportunities with 2,000+ attendees, or a refreshing break from the daily grind, you’ll find it July 23–26.

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