NDIA Small Business Initiative

A couple messages from Victor Fishman, Director NDIA Lone Star Chapter:
The Lone Star NDIA membership has an opportunity to raise the visibility of it’s members and especially our small business membership through nominations of our small business CEOs for the Katherine Sridah Award.

This award is one of NDIA’s initiatives to help develop and promote the success of its small business membership while at the same time strengthening our defense industrial base.

Please see the link here for details and note that nominations must be at NDIA by October 2nd.
To nominate, send an email to: vaf3psu@gmail.com

The National Defense Industrial Association under its new President, General Hawk Carlisle, is in the process of revitalizing its Small Business Division. As a board member of the Lone Star NDIA Chapter, I heartily support this national effort and the chapter’s interests in seeing that our Texas small business members have the opportunity to help shape this Division and benefit from its successes.

To this end, I am starting by asking for your help in shaping the discussion. Below I have listed six high level topics that I hope are relevant. I would appreciate your feedback on their importance as well as suggestions for additional topics at whatever level of detail you like. Once I have your feedback, I will pull together a survey for Chapter-wide input, the results of which we will disseminate to Lone Star Chapter members and forward to NDIA’s Small Business Division and national board.

It is NDIA Lone Star’s intention to stay with the development of the Small Business Division to help it achieve measurable, positive results for our members.

Also, please see the opportunity to comment on the current SBIR rule-making in the link at the bottom of this e-mail.

1. The barriers I consistently face when attempting to win with the DoD include:

2. The barriers I consistently face when doing business with DoD prime contractors include:

3. Programs and processes that would be helpful in providing “over-the-horizon” program development visibility for my business include:

4. The contract elements/requirements that add significantly to your cost of doing business but add little to the quality, cost and timeliness of the deliverables include:

5. The tools/processes that I would like to see in place that would allow me to more cost effectively introduce my products/services/technology to government/industry program managers include:

6. The best thing my customers could do to lower the cost of doing business would be:

Many thanks for your help and I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.

All the best,
Victor Fishman
Lone Star NDIA Chapter Board

Release Date:
August 29, 2017

Carol Wilkerson
(202) 205-8520

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WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today encouraged small businesses to comment on the Federal Register notice posted earlier this month. The notice is in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13777 which aims to ease the burdens placed on America’s small businesses. Under this Executive Order all federal agencies are required to designate a Regulatory Reform Officer and develop a process of evaluating their existing regulations and determine which ones should be repealed, replaced or modified.
“As I travel the country meeting with small business owners, I hear over and over again about the volume of regulations they must comply with and how difficult it is to manage the burden. So I’ve appointed a taskforce here at SBA to help identify SBA regulations that need to be changed or eliminated.” McMahon said. “Your feedback will help SBA do its part to identify which SBA regulations may be impeding small business economic growth, innovation and job creation.”
Small businesses may post comments on sba.gov/ReducingRegs until October 16, 2017. For questions concerning the notice, please contact Holly Turner, 409 Third Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416; holly.turner@sba.gov .
About the Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. To learn more about SBA, visit http://www.sba.gov.