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SAME - Department of State

Small Business & Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Industry Day

Date: October 5, 2017
Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, D.C.  

**Please click on the session titles below for the presentation slides.**

This one-day workshop will provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn specifically about US government projection opportunities in other countries.  Many events include just one session about work overseas - this is an entire day of content!  You will gain valuable current and future global A/E/C project and program details for the Department of State, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as well as important information on the intricacies of working overseas. Working overseas is an untapped market for many companies that do business in the federal sector, but there is a lot to learn!  Attend the Industry day and position your company for success...globally!

  • Connect with program and acquisition experts from the State Department
  • Learn about current and forecasted A/E/C contracting opportunities overseas
  • Gain insight into why international work is different and position your firm for success
  • Engage with industry partners and discover who does what types of work, and where.


(subject to change) Downloadable PDF of Schedule

 8:00 - 9:00 am
 Registration & Continental Breakfast   
 9:00 - 10:15 am 
 General Session
 Intro to Department of State Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
 George Price, Director, OSDBU, US Department of State 

 Intro to Society of American Military Engineers 
 Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Executive Director, SAME

 Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) - Overview, Our Projects, Working with Us 
--Angel Dizon, Managing Director of Project Development, Coordination and Support, OBO, US  Department of State 
--Rod Webb, Diplomatic Security, US Department of State

 10:15 - 10:45 am
 Networking Break
 10:45 - 11:45 am  
  DOS Breakout Sessions

 Speakers: Jillian Savage, Chief,  Architectural-  Engineering  (Contracting) Branch
 Chris Dudding, Acting Division Director, Construction  Operations

 Facilities Operations & Maintenance
 Speakers: John Hite, Branch Chief Facilities-  Operations &    Maintenance  (Contracting) Branch
 Richard Walsh, Contract Specialist, Acquisition Management, Facilities  Design & Construction Division
 Keith Hanigan, Office Director, Facility Management
 Dario Mann, Division Chief, Facility Management and Administration
 Sean Lockard, Team Lead, Utility Management
 John Fiala, Division Chief, Maintenance Support
 11:45 - 1:15 pm
  Networking Luncheon
 1:15 - 2:15 pm
  DOS Breakout Sessions
 Facilities Operations & Maintenance
 2:15 - 2:45 pm
 Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm
 US Army Corps of Engineers Briefing
 Speaker:  Ms. Janet Phillips, Chief of Security Assistance, USACE HQ
 3:45 - 4:00 pm
 Networking Break
 4:00 - 5:15 pm
 US Agency for International Development Briefing

USAID Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Contact List
Speaker: David Canada, Procurement Analyst/Program Manager, USAID

 Wrap-Up and Tips on Going Global
 Facilitator: Laura Ruch, PMP, USAF (Ret.), Prime Associates
 5:15 - 6:30 pm  Networking Reception


About the Department of State

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad. In concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) ensures that all legislatively specified categories of small businesses in prime contracts and subcontracts are effectively utilized to the maximum extent possible. OSDBU champions U.S. small business interests in the State Department's acquisition process and provide to the small business community training and counseling in order to expand the base of small business firms selling to the department.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Small Business & Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Industry Day
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, October 5, 2017
End Date/Time:
Thursday, October 5, 2017



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