Breakfast with the DoD

7:30 am - 8:15 am

Room: Cypress

Ticket Required


Opening Remarks

dean ertwine

Brigadier General Dean Ertwine

Assistant Director
Office of Military & Federal Affairs
Maryland Dept of Commerce


Keynote Address

lee Rosenberg2

Lee Rosenberg

Missile Defense Agency

Director: Office of Small Business Programs


“How to do Business with the Missile Defense Agency”

The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) mission is to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight.

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is responsible for all aspects of the MDA Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization Programs.

The OSBP enables the MDA to gain access to the efficiency, innovation, and creativity offered by small businesses. OSBP is an integral player and value-added advisor in the development of agency acquisition strategies to ensure compliance with laws, directives, goals, and objectives related to small business initiatives. We facilitate accessing untapped small business resources. Most importantly, the OSBP serves as an advocate for small businesses, providing guidance and technical assistance to advance the growth and development of small businesses in becoming competitive contractors.

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