Fellow service contractors,
I find myself full of enthusiasm now that I’ve stepped into this role as president of Tidewater Association of Service Contractors. I am proud that already this year TASC has provided the service contractor community with the informative AMIC Industry Day and I remain impressed by how hard TASC board members, along with their counterparts at Tidewater Government Industry Council (TGIC), are working to bring us more learning and networking opportunities.
Just around the corner, on April 26th, TGIC is slated to provide a briefing on contract representations and certifications. This will be a valuable experience for attendees, as these knowledgeable and respected speakers are scheduled: Beverly Arviso of Arviso, Inc, specialist in accounting and compliance; procurement counselor Linda Owen, George Mason University; and government contracts counselor Brad Reaves of ReavesColey PLLC. Audience questions and interaction, strictly on a non-attribution basis, is encouraged. This informative event will run from 8:30 to 11:00 am on the Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College.
Please Register at: https://tasc-tgic.org/event-2179393
Two weeks later, on May 11th, we’ll be treated to a unique Industry Day when TASC partners with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) to bring us a panel of IT insiders discussing the state and future of naval IT and cyber implications. The panel’s format promises to give attendees plenty of opportunity to pose questions, add comments, or provide additional insight. Following that panel we’ll enjoy lunch and be addressed by Captain Scott Heller, Commanding Officer, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Atlantic. Other experts from SPAWAR will join Captain Heller to ensure we’re up-to-date on a variety of issues, including SPAWAR contracting procedures, the command’s relations with small businesses, and a forecast of approaching service opportunities. The day, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Norfolk Airport, is sure to be busy and informative.
10:00 - Registration/networking
10:30 – AFCEA naval IT panel discussion with cyber focus
12:00 – Luncheon keynote by Captain Scott Heller, SPAWAR Atlantic
1:00 – SPAWAR Industry day presentations
3:00 – Event conclusion
Please Register at: https://tasc-tgic.org/event-2198529/Registration
Undergoing planning for deeper in the year is an Industry Day revolving around Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren Division, including Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA), Dam Neck. We’re extremely lucky here in Hampton Roads to host so many military commands—TASC will naturally be inviting others to join us at future Industry Days, so watch for announcements once plans take shape, and be sure to refer to the TASC / TGIC group on LinkedIn to keep abreast of local networking opportunities and TASC and TGIC news.
Because TASC has grown focused on providing quarterly Industry Days, our bylaws needed revision. Those updated bylaws, including electronic forms of communication, will soon be posted.
With the April and May events looming and other gatherings already on the horizon, I hope my enthusiasm is understandable. Not only do I look forward to learning about business opportunities and how to provide better service but I enjoy the camaraderie and networking opportunities TASC provides. We’ve enjoyed large attendance at past Industry Days and I hope to see more large audiences at the approaching events. Even with a large audience, please don’t hesitate to seek me out just to say “hello” or introduce yourself.