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Government Manufacturing Conference: Supporting the Federal and Defense Supply Chain

December 9, 2014  Appleton, WI
Start Date 12/09/2014
End Date 12/09/2014
Time Registration 7:00-8:00, Program 8:00-12:00, 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch with Mentor Panel, Program resumes 1:00-3:00
Facility Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) - D.J. Bordini Center

5 Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54912

Contact Info Jean Polka, Jacob Haupt,
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This event will qualify for CPE credits.

Even during these times of decreasing federal budgets, the Federal Government is now and will continue to spend billions of dollars on manufactured goods and related services.

The Federal government depends on manufacturers that can deliver on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. This requires an understanding of Government’s challenges, priorities, regulations, and processes. Whether you are considering entering the market, growing your Defense business or just want to hone your skills to get that competitive edge, you should attend.
Guest speakers:
  • Paul Gosling Vice President Defense, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, Oshkosh Corporation.
  • Daryl Zahn Manager, Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power & Control Technologies, Inc.
  • Steve Zink, Recent VP Mack Defense and Oshkosh Corporation
  • Wisconsin Procurement Insitute
  • And more!

AGENDA Includes:

  • An Overview of the Federal Marketplace for Manufacturers
  • From Design to Prototype for the Military
  • YOUR Contract Responsibilities
  • Critical Issues for Defense Manufacturers
  • The Defense Supply Chain
  • Lunch with MENTOR PANEL
  • Developing Federal Market Strategy
  • YOUR Contract Responsibilities – the DETAIL
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations – Friend or Foe
  • Selling directly to the Federal Government
  • Acquisition Schedule
  • Security on Classified Programs
  • ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations
  • Intellectual Property/Trade Secrets
  • Drawings and Specifications
  • Product Changes (Configuration Management)
  • Quality
  • Barriers to Entry

DRS Power & Control Technologies Inc

Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC)

Marinette Marine Corporation

National Contract Management Association (NCMA) WI Chapter

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Great Lakes Chapter

Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Oshkosh Corporation

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Wisconsin Procurement Institute