Friday, March 21, 2014

NASA Industry Forum and NASA Small Business Industry Award Winners


The Inaugural NASA Industry Forum

This has been an exciting week at the NASA Office of Small Business Programs. In December, I told you post about our newly formed NASA Industry Forum (NIF). The inaugural meeting was held on March 18 and 19 here in Washington, D.C. Despite snow and weather related challenges, the new members of the NIF managed to not only make it to the meeting, but also provide much need appreciated perspective and insight into the nuances of each of the centers. I’d also like to extend my gratitude to all of the NASA representatives who provided insight into how the Agency is meeting its mission with our small business contractors.

The NIF in session

NASA OSBP Associate Administrator Glenn A. Delgado
addresses the NIF




The FY2013 NASA SBIA Awards
We recently announced the winners of our Agency-Level NASA Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) and were lucky enough to have them attend the NIF to receive their award. These businesses went above and beyond in the small business contracting arena and deserved these accolades:


From Left to Right: NASA OSBP Associate Administrator Glenn A. Delgado, Healtheon; Inc. President Mr. Jasmeet Walia; and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Richard Keegan

Agency-Level Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
COMPANY: HEALTHEON, INC.
CENTER: Stennis Space Center

From Left to Right: NASA OSBP Associate Administrator Glenn A. Delgado; Houston Precision Fasterners' Adrian Allison, Mark J. Hahn, Jr., Paul Griese; and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Richard Keegan

Agency-Level Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
COMPANY: HOUSTON PRECISION FASTENERS
CENTER: Johnson Space Center

From Left to Right: NASA OSBP Associate Administrator Glenn A. Delgado; Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. Director, Sustaining Engineering and Assurance Philip Montag; and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Richard Keegan

Agency-Level Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year
COMPANY: HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
CENTER: Glenn Research Center



Thank you again to all those who attended and, once again, congratulations to our SBIA winners.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March Small Business Outreach


March is shaping up to be an incredible month for small business outreach for the NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). Next week, our headquarters staff, along with small business specialists from each of the NASA Centers will be heading to Los Angeles to attend two great events where we will be providing invaluable face to face counseling for our small business partners.

On March 3, 2014, we will be attending the High-Tech Small Business Industry Day at the Carson Center in Carson, California. I was fortunate to be asked to a be a keynote speaker at the event and look forward to delivering insights into the NASA Small Business Program. Our fantastic small business specialists will be at the event as well, providing short face to face discussions at our exhibit booth.

The following day, March 4, 2014, my team and I will be at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (formally Dryden Flight Research Center) and Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center Women-Owned Small Business Industry Day. We will be participating in multiple presentations, an exhibit booth, as well as one on one matchmaking with small businesses.

This a particularly exciting event because it will take place at the kick off of National Women’s History Month. In celebration of that fact, we will be releasing a publication celebrating some of the amazing Women-Owned Small Businesses that have provided invaluable work in helping NASA achieve it’s mission.

If you attend either of these events, I look forward to seeing you at NASA Office of Small Business Programs booth!