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  • 17 Mar 2017 10:20 PM | Kelly Bose (Administrator)
    Thank you ReavesColey for Platinum Sponsorship of our Annual Meeting and Social March 22!

    ReavesColey makes complicated legal issues simple. Focus on the success of your business. Succeed. ReavesColey.com


  • 10 Mar 2017 12:30 PM | Kelly Bose (Administrator)

    A couple years ago a customer asked me why I’m a defense contractor. He, a retired Marine, and I, a retired Sailor, often exchanged quips and sea stories laughing about shared past experiences - often feeling a bit aged. My serious quick response caught me off guard nearly as much as it did him. “I’m still serving.” Pregnant pause, awkward. What did I mean by that? I’ve reflected on that moment several times since. And even more as I complete this year in my role as President of TASC (Tidewater Association of Service Contractors).

    Why am I a contractor? Why spend the time in this small local group? TASC has been around for 30 years. When TASC was founded, in the late 80’s, the Department of Defense made a conscience decision to outsource anything not determined to be inherently governmental. Personally I could be the attorney for the prosecution or the defense on the subject. Statistics could be manipulated to show which is a better cost savings, pay contractors now and avoid long term costs associated with retirement of government employees, or keep more government and active duty roles. Classic pay now or pay later. The TASC mission of promoting integrity and competition in contracts, facilitating communication between the government and contractors is a worthy cause - especially when you think of your current work as a mere continuation of service. Serving those who serve. Being good stewards of our tax dollars, and the precious Navy funding I once worked so hard to get programmed and budgeted.

    Why do I spend time on this TASC activity anyway? The whole work-life balance equation means, like most everyone, juggling between work, family, raising children and managing carpools; staying current with professional education while also teaching Sunday School, being a wife, mother, manager, coach, golf mom; reading about foreign-policy, taking graduate classes, cleaning, washing, shopping--life is demanding. Overwhelming at times. So I’m always looking for that BOGO (Buy One Get One). Multitasking. A few years ago, after I attended a Regent University leadership luncheon and heard John Maxwell speak, I subscribed to the Maxwell bible--terrific: one email provides a bible verse and a leadership lesson. I realized TASC is like that. Where else can you spend a lunch with friends, colleagues, and others who view being a contractor as the opportunity to serve, while also doing business development or marketing for your day job, combined with professional development and collecting donations for the Virginia Wounded Warriors? Way more than a BOGO: meeting people with all different backgrounds--TASC board and membership includes not just contractors but lawyers, accountants, cleaning company owners, IT experts. TASC is comprised of a full spectrum of professionals.

    TASC sponsors the Tidewater Government Industry Council (TGIC). TGIC is a unique forum providing a way for contractors and government customers to discuss current issues impacting services contracts including unintended consequences of policy decisions, providing written comments and inputs to DoD leaders.

    TASC provides community service: Navy Seal Foundation fundraiser combined with special viewing of Lone Survivor, a social at a brewery while collecting donations for cribs for new struggling parents. Where else? TASC. Again, way more than a BOGO.

    Often at work we’re dealing with red tape, playing mother-may-I with corporate HQ, complying with the FAR. Not so with TASC, totally local run and lead, governed by our all-volunteer board and guided by our by laws. Again unique.

    Join us. Let’s start a new 30 years. kelly.bose@drs.com or on our linkedin site TASC-TGIC.

  • 22 Feb 2017 8:53 PM | Kelly Bose (Administrator)

    Join us for the 2017 TASC annual meeting where we will recap the past year, preview the 2017 Industry Day schedule and spend a social hour with members. This free event is open to members plus 1 guest, so bring a friend!

    Voting instructions will be promulgated soon with voting in person, by proxy or electronically.

    Results will be announced and new officers introduced.

  • 18 Oct 2016 6:39 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and Aermor for the Gold sponsorship of the industry day event with CDSA Dam Neck Oct 19.

     

  • 14 Oct 2016 10:04 PM | Anonymous

    Klett Consulting is sponsoring the CDSA Dam Neck Industry Day event 19 Oct.  Established in 2002 as a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) and headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Klett Consulting Group, Inc provides innovative operational systems engineering services and professional consulting services by harnessing the synergy of a vast array of Subject Matter Expertise (SME) from a variety of business and technological fields. Their business philosophy, “Creating the Future,” is the foundation of a client-centered approach.

  • 12 Oct 2016 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    WR Systems is sponsoring the Oct 19 Industry Day featuring CDSA Dam Neck and NSWC Dahlgren.

  • 10 Sep 2016 4:21 PM | Anonymous

     TASC is hosting a CDSA Dam Neck / NSWC Dahlgren Industry Day Oct 19th. Registration is now open. Sponsorships are available on the Registration page. Event is limited to 250 and is expected to sell out - register early!

    Location: Norfolk Airport Doubletree Hotel

    Check-in Starts at 1100 am

  • 31 Aug 2016 9:19 PM | Anonymous

    TASC is opening registration to the $25 exhibit hall lunch during the ASNE Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium (FMMS) 2016 13 & 14 September. This will be open shortly and close at noon Friday Sep 9. Same price as registering via the link below, simpler for TASC members. Attendance to Afternoon Keynote Sep 13th VADM Thomas Moore, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, symposia speakers and agenda via the link below. Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton VA
     http://www.navalengineers.org/Symposia/FMMS-2016

  • 12 Jul 2016 7:05 PM | Anonymous

    Through the company's three core operations – Maritime Technologies, Healthcare Technologies, and Government Business Solutions – WR Systems has, since 1983, supported some of the world's most well-known and demanding customers by providing mission-critical technical solutions. Off-shore energy companies and children's hospitals. Cruise lines and departments of state. The world's largest shipyards and 17 navies. Just a sampling of the repeat customers who choose WR Systems for the company's renowned customer support, deep technical expertise, and dedication to developing, deploying, and maintaining systems cost effectively, anywhere in the world. http://www.wrsystems.com/wr-systems/

     

  • 11 Jul 2016 9:17 PM | Anonymous

    Insight is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000-1:2011 Woman Owned Small Business specializing in providing business, infrastructure and engineering support services to the federal government. Since 1999, Insight has established a reputation for providing superior quality, innovative and on time delivery of services in the areas of Business Management and Program Support, Infrastructure Management and Support, Systems Development and Integration , Communications Support, Logistics and Engineering and Information Assurance and Security. http://www.insighttsi.com/

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