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SAME Jacksonville Post hosted its 2011 Industry Day Workshop and Luncheon with more than 150 attendees including 22 large and 30 small businesses. After a special breakfast for sustaining SAME member companies, presentations were made for members seeking local contracting opportunities. Presentations such as “Opportunities with the Jacksonville District COE” by Lt. Col. Ballard C. (Clint) Barker, Deputy District Commander, USACE Jacksonville District and “Opening the Door to Navy Business Opportunities” by Doug Dangerfield, Chief Engineer, NAVFAC Southeast, Jacksonville, offered valuable insight regarding program budgets, military programs, environmental initiatives and projects listed on NAVFAC Portal under Business Opportunities.
Tom Fallin and Lt. Col. Ballard C. (Clint) Barker
Other presentations included “Opportunities with the Savannah District Corps of Engineers” by John M. Savage and “Opportunities with the Mobile District Corps of Engineers” by Lt. Col. Thomas F. Nelson, Deputy District Engineer, USACE Mobile District. The discussions proved to be informative for SAME members interested in learning more about federal business opportunities, key regional sponsors and stakeholders, ongoing projects and small business programs.
As one of the main highlights of the event, Capt. John J. Heinzel presented Dan Nevins of Wounded Warriors a donation of $3,500. The donation was raised from the SAME Jacksonville Post Golf Tournament held in early October. Other highlights included a Small Business Panel, two technical panel discussions and a matchmaking session for networking and partnering activities between small and large businesses. Small business advocates for the Jacksonville, Savannah and Mobile Districts USACE and NAVFAC Southeast were in attendance.
If you missed the event or if you’d like to view the presentations, you can find them here: SAME Jacksonville Post 2011 Industry Day Workshop Presentations
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The Greater Kansas City Post hosted the Missouri River Texoma Regional Conference from August 23 to 25. The emphasis of the conference was the future of energy, water and waste sustainability within the Department of Defense (DOD), describing the current policies and implementation of those policies at military installations. Another focus was on the various technologies being created to achieve the mandated performance metrics. During the marquis luncheon, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, provided her unique perspective of initiatives and solutions related to sustainability. Hammack’s presentation focused on current energy usage of the nation, federal government, DOD and U.S. Army, the five current mandates and 14 performance targets. She also discussed the net zero hierarchy for energy, water and waste, the identification of the 21 installations selected to achieve one or all of the three net zero goals and the Energy Initiatives Task Force influence on making the Army the country’s leader in renewable energy. Ultimately, these initiatives will provide long-term price stability and enhance the energy security of installations.
The Missouri River Texoma Regional Conference Committee would like to extend their deep appreciation to Hammack for addressing the attendees with her exceptional insights and overall vision for the future. The presentation is available for viewing on the Greater Kansas City Post website at www.samekc.org under the Regional Conference icon.