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Event Presentations

NASA Event Presentations

The NASA Office of Small Business Programs and the NASA SBS Council, along with their respective Centers, host events throughout each fiscal year. Presentations from these events are available for download on this page.

For additional information regarding events, please contact Ms. Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa at 202-358-2088.

Thank you for your continued support of the NASA small business program.

August 2018

NASA HBCU/MI Technology Infusion Road Tour

University of Hawai’i – Manoa
August 14-15, 2018

August 14
Overview of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Moderator:
Ellen Gertsen, Executive Officer, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Florence Tan, Deputy Chief Technologist, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Kartik Sheth, Program Scientist, Astrophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Prime Contractors Perspective: Proposing to SMD Announcements of Opportunity
Moderator:
Ellen Gertsen, Executive Officer, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Scott Whitehill, Director of Supply Chain Management, Ball Aerospace
Thomas McCaa, LunIR Program Manager/ATLO Manager Deep Space Exploration, Lockheed Martin
Dr. Kendall Nii, Landsat-9 Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
Overview of Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP)
Joeletta Patrick, MUREP Manager, Office of Education, NASA Headquarters
MUREP Sustainability Initiative
Torry A. Johnson, Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP)
Assistant Deputy Director for Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Geophysics (HBG)
Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Innovation Is Not Optional
Kenneth Wright, Innovation Lead and Space Technology Mission Directorate Liaison,
Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA Headquarters
Overview of the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs
Presenters:
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Carlos Torrez, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
Kelly Wright, Director, Technology Transfer Partnerships Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
HBCU/MI Initiatives and Opportunities with the Federal Government
Moderator:
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Denise Benjamin-Sirmons, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
James Allen, Deputy to the Commander, The U.S. Army Materiel Command
Dana Hauanio, Director, Minority Business Center Honolulu, University of Hawaii/ Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Desmond A. Brown, Director, Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of Personnel Management
An Overview of JPL’s Planetary Protection Center of Excellence: Opportunities for HBCUs/MIs
Dr. Alvin L. Smith, Manager, Planetary Protection Center of Excellence, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Follow the Money: Calculating HBCU/MI Dollars & the Importance of Subcontracting Plans
Richard L. Mann, Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
August 15
Mentor-Protégé Program Overview
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Affirming the Value of a HBCU/MI Mentor-Protégé Agreement
Moderator:
Debra Johnson, Director, Office of Procurement, NASA Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Stephen Brettel, Program Director, PAE Applied Technologies, Inc.
Donna Elmore-Cole, Sr. Contracts Negotiator, Office of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs, Prairie View A&M University
Mark Falls, Contracting Officer, NASA Johnson Space Center
How HBCUs/MIs can Competitively Price Federal Business Opportunities
LaTonia Jones, President & CEO, Phenomenal Management Partners
Quality Management System Certification of the Aerospace Industry
Charles T. Williams, Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
General Services Administration Overview & Schedule Advantages for HBCUs/MIs
Stacy Swann, National Account Manager, GSA Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Finding Opportunities within the NASA Mission Directorates
Robert A. Jones, SBIR/STTR Contracting Officer Representative, NASA Management Office
Carlos Torrez, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
Gynelle Steele, Mission Directorate Liaison, NASA Glenn Research Center
Tips for Success: Building and Maintaining Relationships with Prime Contractors
Moderator:
Christine L. Munroe, Small Business Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
Panelists:
Toni Hall, Global Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison Officer, KBRWyle/SGT, Inc.
Brian Breen, Deputy Project Manager, KBRWyle
Michelle Butzke, Supplier Relations Manager, Civil Space Programs, Lockheed Martin
Saba Hussain, Program Development Manager, Universities Space Research Association
Utilizing NASA’s Small Business Specialists
Moderator:
Joyce C. McDowell, Small Business Specialist, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Panelists:
Christine L. Munroe, Small Business Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
Robert Medina, Small Business Specialist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Jennifer D. Perez, Small Business Specialist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Felicia A. Bell, Small Business Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2018 Federal Small Business Summit

University of Hawai’i – Manoa

August 16
Welcome Remarks
Glenn A. Delgado, Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Local Hawai’i Organizations Welcome Remarks
Len Higashi, Program Development Manager, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, State of Hawai’i
Chung Chang, Aerospace Coordinator, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, State of Hawai’i
Gerry Smith, Director of Business Development, Maui Economic Development Board
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Moderator:
Richard L. Mann, Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Denise Benjamin-Sirmons, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Environmental Protection Agency
James Allen, Deputy to the Commander, The U.S. Army Materiel Command
Dana Hauanio, Director, Minority Business Center Honolulu, University of Hawaii/Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Stacy Swann, National Account Manager, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
Desmond Brown, Director, Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of Personnel Management
NASA Solutions Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP)
Darlene Coen, SEWP Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA and JPL’s Small Business Overview and Center Procurement Opportunities
Moderator:
Charles T. Williams, Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Christine L. Munroe, Small Business Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
Robert Medina, Small Business Specialist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Jennifer D. Perez, Small Business Specialist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Felicia A. Bell, Small Business Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Joyce C. McDowell, Small Business Specialist, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Small Business Technology Transfer Overview & Opportunities
Moderator:
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Carlos Torrez, Level II Program Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
Kelly Wright, Director of Technology Transfer Partnerships, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Len Higashi, Program Development Manager, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, State of Hawai’i
Building Relationships: Networking with Large Prime Contractors
Moderator:
Joyce McDowell, Small Business Specialist, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Panelists:
Toni Hall, Global Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison Officer, KBRWyle/SGT, Inc.
Brian Breen, Deputy Program Manager, KBRWyle
Michelle Butzke, Supplier Relations Manager, Civil Space Programs, Lockheed Martin
Stephen Brettel, Program Director, PAE Applied Technologies, Inc.
Saba Hussain, Program Development Manager, Universities Space Research Association
Small Business Success Stories
Moderator:
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, OSBP Program Manager, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Sandy Johnson, CEO, Barrios Technology, Inc.
Sharon Brooks Hodge, Vice President, Phenomenal Management Partners
Shanaz Amirjafari, President & CEO, Mori Associates, Inc.
Hon. Raymond Jardine Jr., Chairman & CEO, Native Hawaiian Veterans, LLC

May 2018

The Midwest Aerospace Small Business Industry Day: The Future is Now

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
May 8, 2018

Introductory Remarks and How To Do Business with NASA
Glenn A. Delgado, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Doing Business with the Republic of Costa Rica
Jose David Murillo, Consul General of the Republic of Costa Rica in Chicago
NASA Center Overviews and a Conversation with Agency Small Business Specialists
Moderator:
Richard L. Mann, Program Manager, NASA OSBP
Panelists:
Christine L. Munroe, Small Business Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
Andrea C. Basham, Small Business Specialist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Eunice J. Adams-Sipp, Small Business Specialist, NASA Glenn Research Center
Shola O. Martyn, Small Business Specialist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Felicia A. Bell, Small Business Specialist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert E. Watts, Small Business Specialist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Joyce C. McDowell, Small Business Specialist, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Robert O. Betts, Small Business Specialist, NASA Langley Research Center
David E. Brock, Small Business Specialist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Research Center
Kay S. Doane, Small Business Specialist, NASA Stennis Space Center
Doing Business with NASA Primes—What Companies Need to Know
Moderator:
Charles T. Williams, Program Manager, NASA OSBP
Panelists:
Bradley P. Bruce, Small Business Liaison Officer, The Boeing Company
JoAnn V. Belt, Small Business Liaison Officer, Jacobs
Michelle Butkze, Small Business Liaison Officer, Lockheed Martin
Jenifer Scoffield, Small Business Liaison Officer, Orbital ATK
Laura T. Blumberg, Small Business Liaison Officer, Science Applications International Corporation
Velinda Highfill, Small Business Liaison Officer, Sierra Nevada Corporation
NASA Vendor Database Overview and Presentation
Truphelia M. Parker, Program Specialist, NASA OSBP
Innovation, Technology, and Small Business
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
NASA Mentor-Protégé Program: Fostering Successful Partnerships The Possibilities are Endless
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Program Manager, NASA OSBP

March 2018

NASA’s HBCU/MI Technology Infusion Road Tour at Clark Atlanta University

March 27–28, 2018

March 27, 2018
NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs Overview
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI and Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Overview Panel
Moderator:
Ellen Gersten, Executive Officer, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Astrophysicist | Space Science Education Lead, Science Engagement and Partnerships, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Michael S. Seablom, Chief Technologist, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Dr. Kartik Sheth, Program Scientist, Astrophysics Division, Science Missions Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Morning University Capability Briefings Sessions
Moderator:
Dwayne Brown, Senior Communications Official, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

Fayetteville State University (Daryush ILA)

City University New York (Malek Brahimi)
Alabama A&M University (Dr. Chance Glenn)
Cal State—LA (Jeffrey Underwood, Ph.D.)
Southern University (Samuel Washington, Ph.D.)
MUREP Sustainability Initiative
Dr. Dan Cherry, Director, Office of Education, NASA Langley Research Center
An Overview to Federal Agency’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Moderator:
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Edsel Brown Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
Anthony Aldrich, SBIR Program Manager, US Special Operations Command, U.S. Department of Army
Lee Ann Boyer, Program Manager, SBIR/STTR Programs, U. S. Department of Navy
HBCUs/MIs Perspective: SBIR/STTR Solicitation Success Stories
Moderator:
Gwen Jasper, Center Technology Transition Lead, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Panelists:
Dr. Chance Glenn, Professor and Dean College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Ahsan Choudhuri, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Director, NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration & Technology Research, University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Arturo J. Hernandez-Maldonado, Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Past, Present and Future Outlook into NASA’s Deep Space Human Exploration Orion Spacecraft
Laurence “Larry” Price, Orion Deputy Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Prime Contractor Opportunity Briefings
Moderator:
Truphelia Parker, Program Specialist, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters

Jacobs Technology, Inc.

JoAnn Belt, Team Lead, Space Launch System (SLS) Integration Team and Small Business Liaison Officer
The Boeing Company
Toni Hall, Global Supplier Diversity Specialist
Teledyne Brown Engineering
Debbie Batson, Director, Large/Small Business Strategic Alliances
KBRWyle
Brian Breen, Deputy Project Manager
SAIC
Bruce Emerson, Senior Subcontracts/Procurement Manager
SGT, Inc.
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison Officer
Protecting the Planets: An Overview of JPL’s Planetary Protection Center of Excellence
Dr. Alvin Smith, Manager, Planetary Protection Center of Excellence, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 28, 2018
Clark Atlanta University Capability Briefing Session
Moderator:
Bruce Berger, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, Clark Atlanta University
Panelists:
Jaideep Chaudhary, Professor of Biology, Clark Atlanta University
Roy George, Computer and Information Sciences, Clark Atlanta University
J. Arthur Mallory, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, 3D-Printing, Clark Atlanta University
Eric A. Mintz, Professor of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University
Morning University Capability Briefings Sessions
Moderator:
Roderick Chappell, Team Lead MUREP, NASA Langley Research Center

Spelman College (Dr. Claudia Scholz)

University of Texas El Paso (Dr. Ahsan Choudhauri)
Johnson C. Smith University (Dr. Diane Bowles)
Jackson State University (Dr. Almesha L. Campbell)
University of Puerto Rico (Wilmer Arroyo)
Morehouse School of Medicine (James Lillard, PhD MBA)
Tips for Success: Establishing Prime Contractor Relationships
Moderator:
David Brock, Small Business Specialist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Panelists:
JoAnn Belt, Team Lead, Space Launch System (SLS) Integration Team and Small Business Liaison Officer, Jacobs Technology, Inc.
Brian Breen, Deputy Project Manager, KBRWyle
Brad Bruce, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Michelle Butzke, Supplier Relations Manager, Civil Space Programs, Lockheed Martin
Bruce Emerson, Senior Subcontracts/Procurement Manager, SAIC
Debbie Batson, Director, Large/Small Business Strategic Alliances, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Acquisition and Grant Opportunities in the Federal Government
Moderator:
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI & Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Anthony Smith, Director, HBCU/MI Program, U.S. Department of Navy
Joyce Thurmond, Deputy Area Director and Atlanta Metro Area Senior Procurement Representative (PCR) for the Office of Government Contracting, Area III, U.S. Small Business Administration
Ronald Uba, Senior Business Development Specialist/Procurement Team Lead, Minority Business Development Agency
Building Relationships: Utilizing NASA’s Small Business Specialists
Moderator:
Robert Watts, Small Business Specialist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Eunice Adams-Sipp, Small Business Specialist, NASA Glenn Research Center
Gilberto DelValle, Small Business Specialist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Felicia Bell, Small Business Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Joyce McDowell, Small Business Specialist, NASA Kennedy Space Center
David Brock, Small Business Specialist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Troy Miller, Small Business Specialist, NASA Shared Services Center
NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement Success Story & Lessons Learned
Nicole Pelfrey, Operations Manager MO&I, Teledyne Brown Engineering

Clark Atlanta University’s Small Business Summit

March 29, 2018

Note: The PDF files posted for this event are not 508-compliant; however, 508-compliant and fully accessible PDFs will be uploaded in the near future.

Welcome Remarks
Bruce Berger, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, Clark Atlanta University
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Moderator:
David Brock, Small Business Specialist, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Panelists:
Anthony Aldrich, SBIR Program Manager, US Special Operations Command, U.S. Department of Army
Edsel M. Brown, Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Technology U.S. Small Business Administration
Tony Ortiz, Small Business Development Branch, Federal Aviation Administration (Southern Region)
Doing Business with NASA Prime Contractors
Moderator:
Robert Watts, Small Business Specialist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Debbie Batson, Director, Large/Small Business Strategic Alliances, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Toni Hall, Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Michelle Butzke, Supplier Relations Manager, Civil Space Programs, Lockheed Martin
Jennifer Cason, Supplier Diversity Manager, Raytheon Company
Jonathan McAllister, DXC Technologist, Public Sector—Civilian Segment, DXC
NASA Small Business Technology Transfer Overview & Opportunities
Moderator:
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Gynelle Steele, Mission Directorate Liaison, NASA Glenn Research Center
Damian Taylor, Program Specialist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Investing in Costa Rica
David Beltran, Business Executive, PROCOMER, Office of Miami
Small Business Success Stories
Speakers:
Linda Fowler, President, Regionerate LLC
Dr. Renjith Kumar, CEO, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc.
Curtis Taylor, CEO/President, Linc Research, Inc.
The Value in Joint Venture Partnering and Scaling Contracts with the Minority Business Development Agency
Ronald Uba, Senior Business Development Specialist/Procurement Team Lead, Minority Business Development Agency

February 2018

NASA HBCU/MI Engagement Forum

Johnson C. Smith University
February 28, 2018

NASA Office of Small Business Programs Overview and Welcome
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI and Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Overview of Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP)
Presented by: Torry Johnson, Activity Manager, Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Assistant Deputy Director for Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Geophysics (HBG), Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Overview
Presented by: Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
University Capability Briefings Sessions

Johnson C. Smith University (Dr. Diane Bowles)

Virginia State University (Dale Wesson, Ph.D., P.E.)
Elizabeth City State University (Pernell Bartlett)
Alabama A&M University (Sharon Brooks Hodge)
South Carolina State University (Dr. Jennifer Cash)
Fayetteville State University (Sambit Bhattacharya)
Claflin University (Derrick J. Swinton)
Southern University (Baton Rouge) (Samuel Washington, Ph.D.)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Wayne Szafranski)
Department of Navy and the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Overview
Moderator:
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Speakers:
Joy McGlasson, SBIR/STTR Operations Manager, U.S. Department of Navy
Edsel M. Brown Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
Building Relationships: Networking with Federal Agencies
Moderator:
Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Angela Bumbrey, NASA National Account Manager, General Services Administration
Edsel M. Brown Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
Anthony Smith, Sr., Director, HBCU/MI Program, U.S. Department of Navy
Building Relationships: Networking with Large Prime Contractors and NASA Mentors
Moderator:
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI & MPP Manager, OSBP, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Brian Breen, Deputy Program Manager, GSMO/GSMO 2, KBRWyle
Toni Hall, Global Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Jenifer Scoffield, Small Business Liaison, Orbital ATK
Gwen Johnson, Manager Socioeconomic Business Programs, Parsons Government
Success Story Spotlight: Large Prime Contractor Relationship with an HBCU
Presented by: Jenifer Scoffield, Small Business Liaison, Orbital ATK
Building Relationships: Utilizing NASA’s Small Business Specialists
Moderator:
Robert Watts, Small Business Specialist, NASA Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Christine Munroe, Small Business Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
Mary Helen Ruiz, Small Business Administrator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Betts, Small Business Specialist, NASA Langley Research Center

January 2018

National 8(a) Association 2018 Small Business Conference

January 31, 2018

Doing Business with NASA
Presented by: Glenn A. Delgado, Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters

August 2017

NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour

Jackson State University
August 22–23, 2017

August 22, 2017
Purpose, Benefits, What’s New?
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MSI & Mentor-Protégé Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
Purchasing & Fair and Reasonable Pricing—How to ensure Consent and Compliance when buying for the U.S. Government
Presented by Bruce Emerson, Senior Subcontracts/Procurement Manager, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Introduction to General Services Administration (GSA)
Presented by Calvin Mitchell, Acting Director for the National Account Management Strategy Division, GSA
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Tougaloo College (Bianca Garner)
Lunch with Keynote Speaker—HBCU/MI IT Opportunities within NASA and the Federal Government
Presented by Malcolm Jackson, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Phase One Consulting (a wholly owned subsidy of Accenture Federal Services)
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Mississippi Valley State University (Dr. Abigail Newsome)

Xavier University of Louisiana (Deborah Marshall)

Philander Smith College (Glenn Sergeant)
Grambling State University (Connie Walton)
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Presented by Dr. Joseph Grant, Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
STTR 101
Presented by Michael Vinje, Center Technology Transition Lead, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Kennedy Space Center
Strategic Alignment of Your Research Interest to SBIR/STTR Subtopics
Presented by Thomas Stanley, Center Technology Transition Lead, Human Exploration Mission Directorate, Stennis Space Center
Finding Opportunities within the NASA Mission Directorates
Moderator:
Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Robert Jones, SBIR Program Manager, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Management Office
Michael Vinje, Center Technology Transition Lead, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Kennedy Space Center
Thomas Stanley, Center Technology Transition Lead, Human Exploration Mission Directorate, Stennis Space Center
Damian Taylor, Program Specialist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
August 23, 2017
Mentor-Protégé Program: Leveraging Your Agreement
Presented by Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MI & MPP Manager,
Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
The Primes Perspective: Overcoming Challenges in the Federal Contracting Arena
Moderator:
Charles Williams, Senior Small Business Specialist, Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Joann Belt, Small Business Liaison, Jacobs Technology, Inc.
Michelle Butzke, Supplier Relations Manager, Commercial Civil Space Programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc.
Building Relationships: Networking with Large Prime Contractors/Mentor
Moderator:
Robert Watts, Small Business Specialist, Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Bruce Emerson, Senior Subcontracts/Procurement Manager, SAIC
Toni Hall, Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Jonathan McAllister, Technical Director, DXC
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Southern University (Dr. Abigail Newsome)

Alabama A&M University (Sharon Brooks-Hodge)

Clark Atlanta University (Dr. Eric Mintz)
Virginia State University (Dr. Omar Faison)

May 2017

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Industry Day

Huntsville, Alabama
May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017
Agenda
Center Welcome
Presented by Roy Malone, Director, Office of Center Operations
Armstrong Flight Research Center Overview
Presented by Robert Medina, Small Business Specialist
Ames Research Center Overview
Presented by Christine Munroe, Small Business Specialist
Glenn Research Center Overview
Presented by Eunice Adams-Sipp, Small Business Specialist
Goddard Space Flight Center Overview
Presented by Jennifer Perez, Procurement Analyst
Johnson Space Center Overview
Presented by Charles Williams, Senior Small Business Specialist
Kennedy Space Center Overview
Presented by Joyce McDowell, Small Business Specialist
Langley Research Center Overview
Presented by Randy Manning, Small Business Specialist
Marshall Space Flight Center Overview
Presented by David Brock, Small Business Specialist
NASA Shared Services Center Overview
Presented by Kevin Poe, Small Business Technical Coordinator
Stennis Space Center Overview
Presented by Dao Kooamphorn, Small Business Specialist Backup/Contract Specialist
SBA Mentor Protégé Program
Presented by Doug Gerard, SBA Procurement Center Representative

April 2017

NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour

Tennessee State University
April 4–5, 2017

April 4, 2017
Agenda
NASA Office of Small Business Programs Welcome
Presented by:
Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, HBCU/MSI & Mentor-Protégé Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA Headquarters
U. S. Army Engagement with HBCUs/MSIs
Presented by:
Tommy Marks, Director of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army
Instructional Workshop: How to Respond to a Sources Sought Notice
Presented by:
Desmond Brown, Director Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of Personnel Management
How can HBCUs/MSIs and Research Institutions Take Advantage of SBIR/STTR Opportunities Across the Federal Government
Presented by:
Edsel M. Brown Jr., Deputy Director, Office of Innovation and Technology, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
Overview of the NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
Presented by:
Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Utilizing Opportunities within the Office of Education
Presented by:
Tania Davis, Senior Procurement Analyst, Office of Procurement, NASA Headquarters
Virginia State University Capability Briefings Session
Presented by:
G. Dale Wesson, PhD, PE, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
April 5, 2017
Finding Opportunities within the NASA Mission Directorates
Moderator:
Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
Panelists:
Lynn Garrison, Center Technology Transition Lead
Robert Jones, SBIR Program Manager
Damian Taylor, Program Specialist, Space Technology Mission Directorate
Research and Educational Opportunities within Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Institute of Health (NIH), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Army Materiel Command
Moderator:
Charles Williams, Senior Small Business Specialist, Johnson Space Center
Panelists:
Susan Nichols, Program Director, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, DARPA Small Business Programs Office
Robert Vinson, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NIH
Desmond Brown, Director Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization, OPM
Paula Taylor, Chief, Workforce Renewal Division, HQ U.S. Army Materiel Command
How to Find Large Prime Contractors & Mentors
Moderator:
Kimberly Keith, External Relations Specialist, Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications, Marshall Space Flight Center
Panelists:
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison, SGT, Inc.
Mikell Hewell, Manager, Procurement and Small Business, Abacus Technology
How to Conduct a Thorough Needs Assessment
Moderator:
Christine Munroe, Small Business Specialist, Ames Research Center
Panelists:
Amanda “Jill” Curtis, Business Office Manager, URS Federal Services, Inc., an AECOM Company
Lang Sims, CEO and President, Seabrook Solutions, LLC
Challenges Primes Encounter with HBCUs/MSIs
Moderator:
David Brock, Small Business Specialist, Marshall Space Flight Center
Panelists:
Toni Hall, Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Gwen Johnson, Socioeconomic Business Programs Manager, Parsons Government Services, Inc. Helen Lawley, Director Contracts & Procurement, KBRWyle
Nicole Whitlock-Pelfrey, Operations Manager for Missions Operations and Integration, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Meharry Medical College Capability Briefings Session
Presented by:
Maria F. Lima, PhD, Interim VP for Research and Innovation/Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Meharry Medical College
Prairie View A&M University Capability Briefings Session
Presented by:
Cajetan M. Akujuobi, M.B.A., Ph.D.E.E., Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
JPL Mentor-Protégé Program Overview
Presented by:
Felicia Bell, Section Manager, Small Business Programs Office, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

January 2017

NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
January 10–12, 2017

January 10, 2017
NASA Office of Small Business Programs Welcome & Introduction
Presented by: Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
Instructional Workshop: How to Present an Effective Capability Statement
Moderated by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs

Gwen Johnson, Socioeconomic Business Programs Manager, Parsons Government
Federal Government Acquisition & Contracting Overview
Presented by: Monica Manning, Deputy Assistant Administrator, NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement
Overview of the NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
Presented by: Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
Strategic Alignment of Your Research Interest to SBIR/STTR Subtopic
Presented by: Ramsey Smith, Ph.D., Center Technology Transition Lead, Space Mission Directorate
University Capability Briefings Sessions
University of California at Riverside (Dr. Reynal Guillen)
University of Hawaii (Dr. Luke Flynn)
Virginia Commonwealth University (Dr. Gregory E. Triplett)
Overview of Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP)
Presented by: Tania Davis, Acting MUREP Manager, NASA HQ Office of Education
University Entrepreneurship and the SBIR/STTR Program: Leveraging University R&D and SBIR/STTR Resources to build a successful pipeline to Commercial & Government Economic Success and How to Form a LLC and Finding Funding Opportunities with the SBA
Presented by: Daniel Lucero, Deputy Director Nevada District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
Successful HBCUs/MSIs in the Government Contracting Arena
Moderated by: Christine Munroe, Small Business Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center

Tim Wong, President, Arcata Associates
Michael Townsend, Senior Director Small Business Development & Utilization Office, SAIC
Nicole Whitlock-Pelfrey, Operations Manager Mission Operations & Integration, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Dr. Rama Venkat, Dean, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
January 11, 2017
Finding Opportunities within the NASA Mission Directorates
Moderated by: Robert Medina, Small Business Specialist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Keith Woodman, Mission Directorate Liaison, Human Exploration Mission Directorate

Ramsey Smith, Ph.D., Center Technology Transition Lead, Space Mission Directorate

Damian Taylor, Program Specialist, Space Technology Mission Directorate

Challenges Primes Encounter with HBCUs/MSIs
Moderated by: Charles Williams, Senior Small Business Specialist, NASA Johnson Space Center

Michelle Butzke, Small Business Liaison Officer, Lockheed Martin
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison Officer, SGT, Inc.
Dr. Dwight Mosby, Mission Operations & Integration Program Manager, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Toni Hall, Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
How to conduct a Thorough Needs Assessment
Presented by: Jenifer Scoffield, Small Business Liaison Officer, OrbitalATK
University Capability Briefings Sessions
California State University at Los Angeles (Dr. Scott Bowman)
North Carolina A&T University (Dr. William Edmonson)
Tuskegee University (Dr. Shaik Jeelani and Dr. Heshmat Aglan) Bowie State University (Artelia M. Covington, EdD)
Research and Educational Opportunities within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy and Department of Navy
Moderated by: Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

Robert Vinson, Program Manager, NIH SBIR/STTR Program
Brian Shipley, Program Analyst (Contractor), Department of Navy SBIR/STTR Program
January 12, 2017
Utilizing Opportunities within the Office of Education
Presented by: David Berger, University Affairs Officer, Armstrong Flight Research Center
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Fayetteville State University (Dr. Daryush Ila)
Nevada State College (Dr. Andy Kuniyuki)
Touro University (Dr. Mahboob Qureshi)

September 2016

NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour

Florida A&M University
September 27–29, 2016

September 27, 2016
NASA Office of Small Business Programs Welcome & Introduction
Presented by: Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
Purpose, Benefits, What’s New?
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
Overview of Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP)
Presented by: Tania Davis, Acting MUREP Manager, NASA Office of Education
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Presented by: Dr. Okenwa Okoli, Professor and Chairman, U.S. Department of Energy; Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Grambling State University (Dr. Otto Meyers)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Dr. Yuanwei Jin)
Jackson State University (Dr. Richard Alo)
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Presented by: Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
SBIR/STTR 101
Presented by: Gynelle Steele, Technology Infusion Manager, Glenn Research Center
Strategic Alignment of Your Research Interest to SBIR/STTR Subtopics
Presented by: Mike Vinje, Technology Infusion Manager, Kennedy Space Center
Small Business Success Stories
Moderated by: Natalie Colvin, Procurement Analyst, Kennedy Space Center

Tim Kropp, Executive Vice President, MRI Technologies (FY2015 NASA Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year Award)
Devin D. Dickens, Program Director, Product Development Center, Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (FY2012 NASA Kennedy Space Center Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year)
Gordon Nelson, Founder, Gordon Nelson and Associates
September 28, 2016
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mentor-Protégé Program Overview
Presented by: Felicia Bell, Small Business Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
How to find Large Prime Contractors/Mentors
Moderated by: Robert Watts, Small Business Specialist, Stennis Space Center

Mike Hewell, Manager, Procurement & Small Business, Abacus Technology
Tim Kropp, Executive Vice President, MRI Technologies
Challenges Primes Encounter with HBCUs/MSIs
Moderated by: Joyce McDowell, Small Business Specialist, Kennedy Space Center

Aileen Yates, Senior Buyer, Supply Chain Management, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Chemise Smith, Small Business Liaison Officer, SGT, Inc
Dr. Dwight Mosby, Mission Operations & Integration Program Manager, Teledyne Brown Engineering
How to Complete a Needs Assessment
Presented by: Jenifer Scoffield, Small Business Liaison Officer, OrbitalATK
How to Write and Present an Effective Capabilities Statement
Presented by: Michael Townsend, Senior Director, Small Business Development and Utilization Office, SAIC
September 29, 2016
Department of Navy SBIR/STTR Overview
Presented by: Lee Ann Boyer, Commercialization Readiness Program Manager, Department of Navy Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, MPP Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs

Southern University (Dr. Dwayne Jerro)
Southern University College of Engineering and Computer Science (Dr. Dwayne Jerro)
Fisk University (Dr. Emmanuel Rowe)
Prairie View A&M University (Dr. Chris Liu)
Building a Strong Partnership—Tips and Success Stories from Mentor Protégé Teams
Moderated by: Jenifer Scoffield, Small Business Liaison Officer, OrbitalATK

Debbie Batson, Director, Large/Small Business Strategic Alliances, Teledyne Brown Engineering
JoAnn Belt, Skills Lead, System Management, Jacobs Technology
Toni Hall, Supplier Diversity Specialist, The Boeing Company
Jennifer Cason, Supplier Diversity Manager, Intelligence, Information & Services, Raytheon Company

August 2016

HUBZone Small Business Industry Day

Goddard Space Flight Center

August 9, 2016
NASA Small Business Update
Presented by: Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
HUBZone Program Update
Presented by: Mark Crowley, Executive Director HUBZone Council

April 2016

HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour

The University of Texas at El Paso
April 19–21, 2016

April 19, 2016
NASA Office of Small Business Programs Welcome & Introduction
Presented by: Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
Federal Government Acquisition & Contracting Overview
Presented by: Rogelio Curiel, Contract Officer at White Sands Test Facility, Johnson Space Center
Overview of NASA Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP)
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
Small Business Protégé Success Stories
Presented by: Richard Gorham, Project Manager, GeoControl Systems

GCS participation in NASA’s Mentor-Protégé Program
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Presented by: Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Executive
University Capability Briefings Sessions
Presented by: Dr. Ahsan Chouduri, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director, NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration & Technology Research, The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at Arlington (Dr. Gregory James)
The University of Texas at San Antonio (Dr. F. Frank Chen)
Prairie View A&M University (Dr. Ramaswamy Krishnamoorthi) University of Nevada Las Vegas (Dr. Kwang Kim)
Virginia State University (Dr. Coray Davis)
San Jose State University (Dr. Muller Gilles)
April 20, 2016
Office of Education/MUREP Overview
Presented by: Misti Moore, Program Specialist, NASA Office of Education at Johnson Space Center
Strategic Alignment of Your Research Interest to SBIR/STTR Subtopics
Presented by: Mark Davis, Technology Infusion Manager, Armstrong Flight Research Center
SBIR/STTR Success Stories
Presented by: Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Executive

Overview (Mark Davidson, Small Business Innovation and Technology Transfer Analyst, Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Applied Nanotech (Richard Fink, President)
Vista Photonics (Jeffrey S. Pilgrim, President)
How to Complete a Needs Assessment
Presented by: Vaneza Lopez, SLS Program Integrator, Supply Chain Material Mgmt, Aerojet Rocketdyne
April 21, 2016
How to do Business with the Federal Government through Small Business Certifications
Presented by: Jose Campos, Deputy District Director, Small Business Administration
Presenting an Effective Capabilities Statement
Presented by: Charles Williams, Small Business Specialist, Johnson Space Center
Marshall Space Flight Center’s HBCU/MSI Initiative
Presented by: David Brock, Small Business Specialist, Marshall Space Flight Center

March 2016

HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour

North Carolina Central University
March 22–24, 2016

HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour Agenda
March 22, 2016
Federal Government Acquisition & Contracting Overview
Presented by: Tania Davis, M.B.A., Acting Minority University Research & Education Project (MUREP) Manager, NASA Office of Education
Overview of NASA Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP)
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Presented by: Joseph Grant, Ph.D., Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Executive
Strategic Alignment of Your Research Interest to SBIR/STTR Subtopics
Presented by: Ramsey Smith, Ph.D., Technology Infusion Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center
March 23, 2016
How to find Large Prime Contractors / Mentors
Presented by: Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa, M.S.C., MPP Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs Jacobs Tidewater Operations Group
SAIC HBCU/MSI Overview (Bruce Emerson)

Presentations from 2014–2015

Point of Contact

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tabisa.t.kalisa@nasa.gov
Tel: 202-358-2088
Fax: 202-358-3261