Defense Leadership Forum to hold 'Navy contracting summit' in May

By John Liang / April 26, 2018 at 4:47 PM

The Defense Leadership Forum will hold its annual "Navy Contracting Summit" in Norfolk, VA next month.

More than 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies will gather May 7-8 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the Navy's mission and contracting priorities, address contracting procedures for small businesses, identify federal contracting resources, and connect prime contractors with new subcontractors, according to a Defense Leadership Forum statement. Multiple Navy commands and other services will be participating.

"The Navy Contracting Summit is the place to be this May to learn how the Navy will be spending the additional $3.3 billion Congress issued for additional ships, the industrial base to support that growth, training and infrastructure. Learning about future opportunities to assist the Navy grow will be a focal point of this event," said Howard Snow, summit moderator and former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for installations, facilities and energy.