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SMART Keynote Session


8:30 -



Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART)  joins federal, state and local government leaders to discuss economic development and programs to encourage small business development nationally, regionally and locally.  Key leaders from the military will discuss future capabilities required to remain competitive in an evolving global threat environment, impacts on programs from COVID, and future requirements.


Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Robert Carullo, Executive Director, SMART

Maryland Commerce Update: The Honorable Kelly Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce

Frederick Maryland Welcome: The Honorable Jan Gardner, County Executive, Frederick, Maryland


10:50 - 11:50A


The Joint Program Executive Offices for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense will be joined by the Army Contracting Command - APG, to provide first-hand insight into the development of break-through technology for the warfighter, and how changing requirements, current operational needs, rapid acquisition, future acquisitions and Army budgetary constraints will have an impact on their respective Commands. 


Moderator: Dr. Chris Sinclair, Vice President, Federal Public Health, Emergent BioSolutions ​


US Department Health and Human Services:  Medical IT, R&D and Professional Services - Understanding Forecast Opportunities, Requirements and Contracting 


12:20 - 1:20P


2020 has continued to highlight HHS’ leadership role in public health response.  The importance of medical logistics, healthcare IT and R&D of products have come to the forefront of national policy and funding.  If you want to connect with agencies in the federal response, it is necessary to understand the key contract vehicles, program priorities, and opportunities available in healthcare and medical R&D. Panelists discuss opportunities set-aside for small business in this field, as well as future requirements associated with this industry 

Moderator: Mr. Chad Hildebrand, Senior Manager, Subcontracts, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer

*FNCL Presentations on same link


Defense Intelligence, Information and IT *Session NOT Recorded


1:30 - 2:30P


The Department of Defense’s mission priorities continue to change to meet emerging threats and capabilities. Small businesses need to understand their mission and how to do business and helpful tips to engage with these agencies. Hear from various components of the Defense Intelligence and Information Systems on contracting with their respective agency.

Moderator: Mr. Jonathan Pernell, Vice President Federal Solutions, Yakabod


3:50 - 4:50P


Leaders from various Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) come together to explain what the Small Business Office can do for you and why it is important to work with them. Get insight into finding forecasts, understanding missions, contacting program offices, and traditional and nontraditional methods for success. Discover how you should position your company to be competitive for federal procurements.  

Moderator: Ms. Helen Propheter, Executive Director, Frederick County Office of Economic Development & Mr. Richard Griffin, Director, Department of Economic Development, City of Frederick


Leidos Life Sciences Presents:

Virtual Pharma Program


Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Presents: Partnering with Frederick National Laboratory to Advance Biomedical Innovation

Closing Remarks