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Defense Leadership Forum We bring together Congressional leaders, Pentagon officials, military commanders, & businesses to identify the best solutions to defend the United States.
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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.

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12/24/2020
In its eighth year, the 2021 Air Force Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, ...
12/17/2020

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-air-force-contracting-summit-registration-106134097944

Our 2021 Navy Contracting Summit brings together Members of Congress, Pentagon Officials, Military Base Commanders, Cont...
12/11/2020

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!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-navy-contracting-summit-registration-112189046458

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12/02/2020

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Is your company well-positioned to increase your defense contracts in 2021, either as a prime contractor or a subcontrac...
12/02/2020
Defense Contracting Events | Defense Leadership Forum

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.

11/26/2020
The 2021 Southwest Defense Contracting Summit will be held at The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio bringing together Member...
11/09/2020

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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10/27/2020

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Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, provides an important presentation during Day 2 of the MILCON Contracting Summit.
10/20/2020

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 s...
10/19/2020

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
10/19/2020

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. 🐕‍🦺
10/19/2020

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 – Majo...
10/19/2020

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...
10/19/2020

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 ...
10/16/2020

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...
10/09/2020
2020 MILCON Contracting Summit

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 offic...
10/02/2020

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-milcon-contracting-summit-registration-106127865302

In its 4th year, the 2020 West Coast Defense Contracting Summit will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.The DLF te...
09/24/2020
West Coast Defense Contracting Summit 2020

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 Def...
09/21/2020

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 Crowl...
09/15/2020
National Defense Subcontracting Summit

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...

09/11/2020
With the pandemic hitting small businesses especially hard, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has made it even more o...
09/01/2020
Resources for Small Business Defense Contractors - 850 Business Magazine

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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08/28/2020

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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...
08/24/2020

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-milcon-contracting-summit-registration-106127865302

The $740 billion 2021 defense bill includes more than $200 billion for the U.S. Navy, including almost $60 billion for p...
08/20/2020

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.

https://www.defenseleadershipforum.org/navycontractingsummit

08/18/2020
DLF Defense Contracting Newsletter

‪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 Majo...
08/10/2020

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

Thank you to our great sponsors and guest speaker, Colonel Richard S. Ward, Commander of the 502nd Contracting Squadron ...
07/29/2020
Defense Leadership Forum

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

Defense Leadership Forum's webinars

A special Defense Contracting webinar on Joint Base San Antonio Mission & Contracting will feature a presentation by Col...
07/25/2020
Joint Base San Antonio Mission & Contracting Webinar

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 Defens...
07/16/2020
The Pentagon wants a $10B defense industry cash injection. Is Congress listening?

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...
07/14/2020

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 ...
07/11/2020
Free Defense Contracting Webinar – Air Force Small Business Opportunities

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 g...
07/10/2020

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

🎟: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-milcon-contracting-summit-registration-106127865302

"You're going to find informative people here, leaders in the community, leaders in the nation involved in large contrac...
07/07/2020

"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

For information about our upcoming events go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/defense-leadership-forum-30328431256

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=855138271724808&id=100016859292502 Tommy Fox, if we individuals manufacture dollars, we go to jail as counterfeiters! That's a legal fact. Our federal government is self funded. If Congress authorizes new dollar creation it's legal per Article 1 section 8 of the U.S. Constitution! Govt dont need dollars, it makes the dollars. Govt needs LABOR, to "provide for our general welfare and common defense " with essentials like a military and infrastructure and legal systems etc etc. So the Fed govt imposes tax debts on us individuals forcing us to sell our labor for the ONLY TAX CREDIT, DOLLARS! So the tax debt creates UNEMPLOYMENT!!! As govt spends to pay those tax debts it creates PAID EMPLOYMENT and a monetary economy capable of producing all the stuff dollars in circulation buy. So how does MMT cash bad checks? When the govt spends to "pay the debts" creating paid employment with a military, there is nothing inherently unsustainable about that. And govt dont just need to hire people to kill in our military, govt needs to hire and train people to HEAL with top notch public healthcare, or to TEACH with top notch public education, or to BUILD with top notch public infrastructure. That's how we make America sustainable, with populations of protected and healthy and smart people who can produce all the REAL resources needed for any future FINANCIAL resources (dollars) to demand and buy. What's unsustainable is using the power of fiat money to enrich the top 1% while America crumbles in need of work and MILLIONS suffer and DIE POINTLESSLY in need of basic services (work)! What's unsustainable is creating an economy where the majority of jobs are low skill/starvation wage service sector jobs at places like McDonald's, while America crumbles and MILLIONS suffer and DIE in need of basic services (work)! What's unsustainable is starving our economy of dollars and public INVESTMENT (fiscal austerity), and then privatizing essential public services and natural resources, not for the general welfare of America, but for the personal gain of the top 1%... That's how we weaken and erode our long term productivity. Then when we got populations of sickly and uneducated people, we lack the productive capacity needed for America to exist in perpetuity independently. This is how we end up with dollars with nothing to buy. Not by spending to "provide for our general welfare and common defense" like our constitution demands. We seen how vulnerable we are when the pandemic hit, we depend on china for essentials, that's not good. America needs to invest into and strengthen our domestic productive capacity. The federally guaranteed living wage job program maximizes our productive capacity rebuilding our crumbling nation in green sustainable ways that raise living standards for everyone with public services, that's how we can make sure we are doing everything in our power to have a future America that's productive enough to produce our needs of tomorrow. We need populations of healthy, educated, and protected people to be productive enough in the future. So it's good governance for our FEDERAL govt to deficit spend investing into our long term productivity with essentials like Top notch public healthcare and education and infrastructure etc. Its bad governance to deficit spend trillions making America the richest nation on earth for the top 1% while America literally crumbles in need of work and MILLIONS suffer and DIE POINTLESSLY in need of basic services (work). Get it bro? Do you get that now?
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=842498382988797&id=100016859292502 Michael Boynton, I'm the one that just told you that. Lol. You think CAPITALISM is natural. Americans just happened upon a autonomous market economy made by the invisible hand of the free market god. Lol. Our govt creates the economy and markets with laws(by decree). If govt changes how it spends and operates it directly affects the capitalist economy. When the market has a downturn, only the currency issuer federal government can issue the currency needed to boost aggregate demand with the majority( in the bottom 90%) to demand the jobs of the skilled and educated above in a sustainable way that small businesses love and depend on too. Bottom up economics is not communism, it's still CAPITALISM, it's just smart economics. Because when the majority of people have at least living wages they can SPEND MORE to DEMAND the JOBS of the SKILLED and EDUCATED ABOVE so small businesses thrive TOO!! Bix box monopolies thrive in low demand environments where everyone needs bank credit just to make ends meet, because oligarchs have so much capital they can buy at such volume as to badly undercut small operations domestically and STILL make a profit. Plus these box box stores get their corp workforce subsidized to be a living wage with food stamps from govt. Then starvation wage employees have to use their food stamps at, you guessed it, walmart, McDonald's etc, just to get enough stuff. So the monopolists are like triple dipping. Smh. Because our govt ALLOWS THEM WITH SPECIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS known as LAWS!!! Our govt could pass DIFFERENT laws that STOP our SADISTIC AND POINTLESS AUSTERITY, like planned involuntary unemployment and starvation wages, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, AMERICA CRUMBLES in NEED of WORK and MILLIONS suffer and DIE POINTLESSLY in NEED of BASIC SERVICES. So the FIRST of those LAWS NEEDS to be the FEDERALLY FUNDED LIVING WAGE JOB PROGRAM (FJG), to hire ANYONE willing to WORK to REBUILD our CRUMBLING nation in GREEN SUSTAINABLE ways that raise living standards for all with PUBLIC SERVICES!!!! If capitalists and the orthodoxy is RIGHT, nobody would show up to WORK. (LMAO SMDH) So then no harm done, everyone that wants living wage work already has it, IF NOBODY TAKES A LIVING WAGE JOB ON OFFER from the govt that is. LOL. LUDICROUS I KNOW! BUT IF WE ARE RIGHT, THEN America has been FORCING MILLIONS to be INVOLUNTARLY unemployed or WORKING POOR with NAIRU policy. Our proof will be our OBSERVED REALITY (MMT) as Tens of millions sign up for living wage jobs immediately. So that means, when the federal government offers the living wage job guarantee, about 10 to 20 MILLION would sign up IMMEDIATELY!!!! And all of a sudden we got the most vulnerable people (the unemployed) in gainful employment rebuilding our crumbling nation in green sustainable ways or raising living standards with public services in a "Care economy ". ALL OF A SUDDEN WE WILL HAVE ELIMINATED THE SYSTEMIC ABUSE OF INVOLUNTARY UNEMPLOYMENT AND STARVATION WAGES BY LAW!!! This is what America is here to do. RAISE LIVING standards for EVERYONE, NOT make profits for the FEW while AMERICA CRUMBLES AND MILLIONS SUFFER AND DIE IN NEED OF BASIC SERVICES!!!! #LearnMMT #FederalJobGuarantee #GreenNewDealNow #M4A #DebtJubilee #BalanceTheEconomyNotTheBudget #EndBipartisanRaceAndClassWar #BlackLivesMatter #EndPoliceTerror #WeAreTheRevolution #WeAreTheMedia #NONPARTISANForProgress #RealProgressives #DemocracyOverOligarchy #PowerToThePeople #EachOneTeachOne
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Have you published a list of companies who are exhibiting here in San Antonio
AF friends, have any of you attended this summit? Any comment on if it's worth the trip?
The Defense Leadership Forum is a public service organization bringing together Congressional leaders, Pentagon officials, military base commanders, and business representatives to identify the best solutions to defend the United States. Go to https://www.defenseleadershipforum.org to find out about the 2018 Contracting Summits in Destin-Miramar Beach, FL, Norfolk, VA and San Antonio, TX.
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