Tuesday, January 23, 2018

AF contracting summit slated

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Some 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies are expected to attend the two-day 2018 Air Force Contracting Summit beginning Jan. 29 at the Sandestin Beach Golf Resort. It begins at 9 a.m. with a presentation by retired Air Force Capt. Nate Nelson on the newly passed $700 billion defense budget for 2018. Nelson is the deputy director of military affairs for Rep. Matt Gaetz, R, Fla., who serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Armed Services Committee. During the summit, speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force, address contracting procedures for small businesses, identify federal contracting resources and connect prime contractors with new subcontractors. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 01/21/18)