We bring together Congressional leaders, Pentagon officials, military commanders, & businesses to identify the best solutions to defend the United States.
The Defense Leadership Forum is an independent public service organization working to empower the security of the United States by identifying the best defense solutions. We work closely with Congress; federal, state, and local government officials; nonprofit organizations and professional associations; the business community; and the military. Areas of focus include: defense, homeland security, energy, clean technology, the U.S. Gulf Coast, and disaster response. The United States Leadership Forum is comprised of individual initiatives to focus on each of these critical areas, including the Defense Leadership Forum, the Homeland Security Leadership Forum, the Energy Leadership Forum, the Clean Technology Leadership Forum, the Gulf Coast Leadership Forum, and the Disaster Response Leadership Forum.
In its eighth year, the 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, close to Eglin AFB, Tyndall AFB, and USAF Hurlburt Field and will also have virtual attendance options.
The Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide.
Our 2021 Navy Contracting Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. The event will be happening in June 2021 in Norfolk, VA.
Register today and take advantage of early In-Person registration rates, including $500 off Exhibit Packages!
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Is your company well-positioned to increase your defense contracts in 2021, either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor?
To get the latest information on military mission and contracting priorities included in the $740 billion 2021 defense budget, register now for the 3 top military contracting events of 2021! Both in-person and virtual registration options are available.
The Defense Leadership Forum hosts a series of defense contracting events to bring leaders together to identify the best solutions to defend the United States.
The 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will be held at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio bringing together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide. To register, please visit www.usdlf.org
Want to learn more about the event? Watch the Video Highlights of the 2019 Summit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaRr6j6_mfA
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Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, provides an important presentation during Day 2 of the MILCON Contracting Summit.
Check out our fantastic line up of In-Person & Virtual Exhibitors and Sponsors! Special thanks to each of you for your support of this year’s 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit! #milcon2020 #DLF #defenseleadershipforum
Special thanks to our Virtual Sponsors #milcon2020 #DLF #defenseleadershipforum
One of our #MILCON2020 presenters, Dr. RD Plato from The Plato Group with his dog, Chaos. 🐕🦺
Coming up today at 2:30PM EDT at #MILCON2020: How Prime Contractors Support the Mission and Engage Small Business – Major MILCON & BOS Projects with panelists:
De’Von Williams, CPMM, CPS, PMP, Vice President Business Development at Cushman & Wakefield/C&W Government Services
Cliff Holbeck, Sr. Account Manager at Yearout Energy
Scott Smith, Vice President of Parsons Corporation Federal Advanced Engineering & Planning (AE&P) market
Thank you to our Top Sponsors of the 2020 MILCON CONTRACTING SUMMIT! Horsley Construction Group Inc CGC, The Plato Group, FD Associates, and Schneider Electric.
The countdown to the 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit is on! We are looking forward to interacting with all the attendees (both in-person and virtually) and wanted to remind you that the best way to connect with other business attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors is to use the Whova app.
Haven't registered yet? Here's more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/defense-leadership-forum-30328431256
Our 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit is approaching quickly! On October 19-20, 2020 in the Washington, D.C. area, you will have the opportunity to meet key decision-makers and get the latest information on:
- Historic Defense Budget Spending including $10.1 Billion for Military Construction
- Air Force, Army, Navy, and USMC Installation Priorities & Contracts
- Military Construction Money in the 2021 Defense Budget, including the Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization Account (FSRM)
- The Military's Long-Term Infrastructure Modernization Strategy
- And more
The nation's top conference on military construction priorities and contracts. Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available.
More than $10 Billion in new military construction contracts will be discussed in presentations by Senior Pentagon officials and military base commanders at this month's 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit in the Washington, D.C. area.
Reserve your spot for In-Person attendance by 5PM TODAY, October 2. Virtual attendance is also now available.
In its 4th year, the 2020 West Coast Defense Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
The DLF team has also just opened up virtual attendance registration.
More info and directions on how to register in-person or virtually here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-coast-defense-contracting-summit-2020-registration-106082497606
You are invited to attend the 2020 West Coast Defense Contracting Summit, scheduled for December 16-17, 2020 in San Diego, California. In its 4th year, the Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide.....
More than 500 prime defense contractors, subcontractors, and small businesses participated in the inaugural National Defense Subcontracting Summit (#NDSS) on September 17, 2020.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
The powerful program for the first National Defense Subcontracting Summit (#NDSS) features leading executives from Crowley Solutions, BAE Systems, CACI, and Parsons, all top Prime defense contractors.
They will provide presentations on what kind of companies, capabilities, and qualifications they are seeking with subcontractor relationships. The program will also feature a briefing on special Small Business contract vehicles and programs, as well as late-breaking specific contract opportunities. Q&A with the presenters will be available.
Prime defense contractors are always looking for qualified new subcontractors and small businesses. The primes are looking for new subcontractors to help fulfill major new contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and they are looking for new small businesses to help them meet federal small busi...
With the pandemic hitting small businesses especially hard, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has made it even more of a priority to assist and support small businesses.
DLF created a list of small business resources in Northwest Florida, along with some information about some of those resources, in the Fall edition of 850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida online.
Helping small businesses is a top priority of Congressman Matt Gaetz. Photo Courtesy of Fletcher IsacksWith the pandemic hitting small businesses especially hard, the Department of Defense (DoD) has made it even more of a priority to assist and support small businesses. “Small- and medium-sized bu...
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The 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit is coming up in October 2020. This Summit is designed as a hybrid event for IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL attendance.
Downloading the Whova event app and setting up your attendee profile will allow you to view the Summit agenda, view speaker presentations, participate in Q&A, polls, and individually connect with other in-person and virtual attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors - during the live event and for the 3 months following the event.
The $740 billion 2021 defense bill includes more than $200 billion for the U.S. Navy, including almost $60 billion for procurements.
Get discounted rates if you register by Friday, August 21 at 5PM for the 2021 Navy Contracting Summit and get the latest details on new contracts for ships, aircraft, submarines, weapons, facilities, technology, energy, information warfare, and much more.
Want to reach 10,000 military leaders and prime defense contractors now? Advertise in the Defense Leadership Forum's September Newsletter, which will be published the first week of September. Leave a comment or send us a message to find out about pricing.
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Defense Leadership Forum is hosting a special Defense Contracting webinar on August 12, featuring a presentation by Major General Jeffrey L. Milhorn, Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Major General Milhorn is responsible for policy, programming, and technical support in the ex*****on of more than $18 Billion of design, construction, and environmental programs. The webinar will also include the latest information on specific contracting opportunities.
A special thank you to our sponsors for helping make this webinar possible: Shore Solutions, Business Process Automation Company, Brothers Services Group, LLC, Heartline Fitness Systems, Hoffman Leakey Architects, and D Group Consulting Services, Inc.
Register here: https://www.bigmarker.com/defense-leadership-forum/USACE-Mission-Contracting-Webinar
If you are dreaming of a beach getaway, start planning your trip to Destin-Miramar Beach next February for our Air Force Contracting Summit.
Thank you to our great sponsors and guest speaker, Colonel Richard S. Ward, Commander of the 502nd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio, for taking the time to present in our special Defense Contracting webinar yesterday. We also want to thank all 400+ participants for their insightful questions during the webinar.
Be sure to sign up for our next webinar on August 12. See you there! https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/defense-leadership-forum/conferences
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A special Defense Contracting webinar on Joint Base San Antonio Mission & Contracting will feature a presentation by Colonel Richard S. Ward, Commander of the 502nd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). Register at the link below for this free webinar on July 28 at 1PM EDT.
This special Defense Contracting webinar features a presentation by Colonel Richard S. Ward, Commander of the 502nd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA). The 502nd Air Base Wing is the support wing that operates JBSA, which consists of JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, and JBSA-R...
Defense contractors could see around $10 billion in the next stimulus aid package from the Pentagon, according to Defense News.
Our upcoming webinars and live Summits will cover opportunities for small businesses and defense contractors to take advantage of funds and partnership opportunities. Go to www.usdlf.org for more info.
Pentagon leaders need “around $10 billion” in the next pandemic aid package to cover defense contractors’ coronavirus-related costs. But it’s unclear how the hefty funding handout will square with Republican skepticism of new deficit spending.
Thank you to the nearly 550 military and business leaders who participated in today’s Defense Contracting Webinar on Air Force Small Business Contracts with featured speaker, Mr. Scott Kiser, Director, Air Force Small Business Programs.
Mr. Scott Kiser, Director of the Air Force Small Business Programs Office, will provide valuable information on the Air Force's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, where the monies will be spent, resources to help small businesses obtain military contracts, and info about the Defense Department's rejuvenated Mentor-Protégé Program in our upcoming free webinar on July 14.
This special Defense Contracting webinar features a presentation by Mr. Scott Kiser, Director of the Air Force Small Business Programs Office, who will provide valuable information on the Air Force's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, where the monies will be spent, and resources to help small businesses obta...
Register today at a discounted price for the 2020 MILCON Contracting Summit in October to meet key decision-makers and get the latest information on:
- Military Construction Money in the 2020 and 2021 Defense Budgets, including the Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization account
- The Military's Long-Term Infrastructure Modernization Strategy
- New Contracts for Military Base Construction and Renovation
Base Operations Support and Facility Operations & Maintenance Contracts
- Public-Private Partnerships for Base-Community Projects
- Building the Military Bases of the Future, including Assured/Resilient Energy, Advanced Facility Security Solutions, and Disaster-Proof Construction Strategies
"You're going to find informative people here, leaders in the community, leaders in the nation involved in large contracting companies and the DOD. The movers and shakers are here at these conferences."
– Roy Woods, VP of Federal/Military Solutions Deployed Resources
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