Recaps & Highlights


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.



Recap of the October 10, 2012 GovConNet Member Meeting

Topic: United States Customs and Border Protection Trends in Federal Government Procurement and Implementation


On September 12, 2012, Michael J. Schrier, Counsel, Jackson Kelly PLLC and Eric Whytsell, Manager, Jackson Kelly PLLC provided members with key information on the topic of sequestration. Sequestration is a mechanism through which automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are made. The Budget Control Act of 2011 will initiate sequestration if 1) Congress approves spending higher than caps set forth in the law or 2) a plan from the Super Committee fails to become law. Its implementation will impact government contractors as well as federal government employees.


Christine Williamson, CPA, from Watkins Meegan provided members with knowledge about the recent  power shifts between DCAA and DCMA.  Over the past 3 months, a flurry of activity from both bodies has occurred on what their respective focuses and responsibilities  will be moving forward. Clearly, government contractors need to understand the new roles and rules of engagement as they prepare and comply with audits. Many of the changes are a result of the findings of a 2011 GAO Report on DCMA, their challenges and past performances.


MCCC and GovConNet Leaders with Mary Armstead

Recap of the April 5, 2012 GovConNet Committee Meeting

Mary B. Armstead, Program Director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition Assessment presented on the topic of the Conceptual Framework for the new GWAC to the MCCC GovConNet Committee on April 5.


Pamela Mazza, Managing Partner of PilieroMazza PLLC,  presented legislative and regulatory updates on issues affecting small government contractors and their teaming to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet Committee.  An overview on subcontracting, mentor-protégé programs, size standards review and small business status was given.


Recap of November 3, 2011 GovConNet Committee Meeting


A full boardroom of GovConNet Committee members welcomed Mary B. Armstead to its September 1 meeting. Ms. Armstead first presented to the GovConNet Committee in 2010.


Don Camden, DIA's Contracting Chief Outlines Opportunities to do Business with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

MCCC Strategic Partners