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

  • Brigadier General Michael Talley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC)

  • Dr. Jason Roos, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

  • Ms. Diane Dunshee, Director, Senior Acquisition Executive, National Security Agency (NSA)

U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) 


9:40 - 10:40A


The US Army Acquisition Activity will illuminate on opportunities available for small business products and services are procured for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. USAMRDC Program Leads will describe their respective program priorities, requirements and opportunities to support the warfighter. 


Moderator and Panelist: Mr. Jerome K. Maultsby,  Assistant Director Office of Small Business Programs  (OSBP) USAMEDCOM supporting USAMRDC, Fort Detrick 

  • Mark T. Dertzbaugh, Ph.D., Acting Principal Assistant for Research & Technology, U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command

  • Colonel Gina E. Adam, Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) 

  • Colonel Sarah B. Goldman, Director, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP),USAMRDC

  • Mr. Jeffrey Croley, Chief of Contracting, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

  • Ms. Katherine Ramsburg, NPI Administrator/ Vendor Day Coordinator Contractor-Allied Technologies & Consulting, USAMRDC, G-3/5 


JPEO Chemical and Biological Defense Program Protecting the Warfighter


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 ​

  • Colonel Ryan Eckmeier, Commander, Medical Countermeasures Systems 

  • Mr. Alan R. Burket, FAR-Based PM for the Joint Contract Management Office, JPEO-CBRND

  • Mr. Mike Bailey, Deputy Joint Program Manager, JPM CBRN Sensors

  • Mr. John Conlin, Division Chief, Natick Division, U.S. Army Contracting Command Aberdeen Proving Ground


Lunch Program


11:50 -12:20P


12:00 - 12:10P Leidos Presents: Virtual Pharma Program

12:10 - 12:20P Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Presents: Partnering with Frederick Laboratory to Advance Biomedical Innovation


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

  • Ms. Susan Nsangou, Chief, Office of Purchasing and Grants, NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

  • Mr. Dale DeFilipps, Contract Manager, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

  • Mr. Craig Gillespie, Director of the Acquisition Support Group, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Ms. Beverly Hayes, Director, Contracts and Acquisitions, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research 

  • Mr. Joshua Ensor, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Acquisitions

  • Ms. Nancy Mayo, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Responsible for Purchasing


Defense Intelligence, Information and IT


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

  • Mr. Steven Mapes, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DSCA)

  • Mr. Scott Jackson, Director, Small Business Programs, National Security Agency (NSA) 

  • Ms. Karen Mumford, Director, Small Business Programs, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) 

  • Ms. Carlen Capenos, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) 


Department of Defense Small Business Offices  


2:40 - 3:40P


Command Small Business Office’s uncover their SB programs and spend, mission support and available opportunities for small business. Learn how to develop your business pipeline, understanding the agency forecast, requirements and how to increase your Pwin.

Moderator:  Mr. Dave Kalman, Director of Contracts, Edgewater IT

  • Major Jeremy Goldsmith, Small Business Specialist, Interim Director of National Guard Bureau, Small Business Programs (SBP)

  • Mr. Pete Hunter, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Medical Command (Army MEDCOM)

  • Ms. Cassandra Martin, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

  • Mr. David O. Christ, Associate Director, DEVCOM Office of Small Business Programs, DEVCOM - Army Research Laboratory

  • Mr. Chris Hall, Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Defense Logistics Agency


Civilian Agencies Small Business Opportunities 


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

  • Ms. Michelle Warren, Deputy Director, OSDBU, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Ms. Darlene Bullock, Director, OSDBU, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • Ms. Annette Owens-Scarboro, Program Manager, Small Business Programs, National Institutes of Health

  • Melissa “Lisa” Jenkins, WOSB Program Manager & Industry Liaison/Program Analyst/HBCU, OSDBU, Department of the Treasury

  • Ms.Anna Urman, Senior Procurement Analyst, OSDBU, U.S. Department of State

  • Ms. Arthenia LeFlore, Procurement Specialist & VA Certified Counselor, Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (MDPTAC)


Closing Remarks


4:50 - 5:00P



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