What's Happening at MCCC

TEAMING STRATEGIES TO WIN was the subject of the GovConNet Member Meeting on February 26. Vance Hum, CEO, I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (seated right) presented his company expertise as a Federal government contractor delivering solutions related to environmental science and climate change. As a mid-tier company, I.M. Systems understands that developing relationships is key to winning contracts. Wayne Pizer, Vice President, Small Business Programs, L-3 Communications STRATIS (seated left) reinforced... Read More
Chuck Husak from August, Lang, and Husak addresses the MCCC Small Business Member Meeting Co-Chair Charles Atwell welcomed MCCC members and introduced the speakers, Bill Lang and Chuck Husak from the advertising firm August, Lang, and Husak, who spoke about marketing and advertising techniques for small businesses.   Bill Lang spoke about advertising, marketing and the work of August, Lang, and Husak.   Chuck Husak spoke about advertising vs. marketing. He spoke about his... Read More
  Vice-Chair Gus Bauman welcomed MCCC members and introduced the speaker, Rachel MacCleery, Vice President, ULI Infrastructure Initiative.   MacCleery spoke about her background and about The Urban Land Institute. She then went on to discuss the new ULI report called, "Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development". The report includes 8 case studies from across the United States and was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.   According... Read More
  MCCC President & CEO Gigi Godwin welcomed the MCCC Members and introduced the speaker, Melanie Wenger, Director, Montgomery County Office of Intergovernmental Relations.   Wenger began the discussion by talking about State and County revenues, including the Governor's budget and its impact on Montgomery County. She spoke about the new financial sharing and relationship between the County and Sate governments. She mentioned how the State is "out of the woods"... Read More
Doing Business in Brazil A full room of participants representing both the private and public sector attended the 2nd of 4 Global Trade Forums and learned about business opportunities in Brazil.   The Forum was honored by the presence of His  Excellency Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Ambassador who provided a keynote address. He spoke about the  economic and political restructuring of Brazil that has led to its radical  reduction of  poverty, elevating 54% of the... Read More
Mary B. Armstead, Acting Associate Director, Office of Acquisition and Policy Management, Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management, OD, National Institutes of Health Today, the MCCC GovConNet Member Meeting had the pleasure of hosting Ms. Mary Armstead as a guest speaker.  Ms. Armstead was recently appointed as the Acting Associate Director for the Office of Acquisition Management and Policy (OAMP), within NIH’s Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management. She shared... Read More
  Attendees received insight and action-oriented advice on how to advance and promote sustainable business practices at today’s forum moderated by Gregory Knoop, AIA, LEED-AP from OKKS Studios, Inc..  Nancy Gillis, Director of Federal Supply Chain Emissions PMO, U.S. General Services Administration presented ways in which the Federal government is implementing practices that considers the “life cycle” of a product when evaluating best value.  David Dise,... Read More
A full room of participants representing the private and public sector attended the 2nd of 4 Health IT Forums on January 17, 2013.  The fascinating  topic of Health IT in The Cloud was discussed. The keynote speaker was Mr. David Muntz who serves as the Principal Deputy National Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator  for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.  Mr. Muntz gave a lively presentation... Read More

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