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Your 2020 GovCon Growth Strategy Questions Answered 

You’re ready to grow your GovCon business. But with new regulations, tax code changes, and ever-evolving market trends, it can be difficult to keep up, never mind flourish!

The Third Annual Huntsville GovCon Growth Summit is the ideal occasion to learn directly from experts in the field. Join Unanet and Anglin CPA for useful sessions on business growth, cybersecurity, compliance, government contracting trends, and more.

Don’t miss this special opportunity!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Jackson Center in Research Park


Standard Registration - $50 until March 10

Walk-in Registration - $60




8:00 AM -  8:45 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking   





8:45 AM  -  9:15 AM
Keynote: U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Kelsey Smith


Col. Kelsey Smith Garrison commander of Redstone Arsenal 




9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Using the SBA’s Joint Venture and Small Business Programs to Supercharge Your Business
Presented by Christopher L. Lockwood, Wilmer & Lee, P.A.

Are you ready to grow your small business from subcontractor to prime contractor? The Small Business Administration has established a number of programs aimed at developing the capabilities of small and disadvantaged business interested in contracting with the federal government. These programs can help supercharge your business’s ability to win and perform significant government contract work.   

One of the most potent tools is the SBA’s joint venture program.  These programs allow small businesses to pair with other small or large businesses to compete for work while retaining their small business status. The goal is to develop small business and disadvantaged businesses into with the capability of perform

Unfortunately (especially for small businesses who probably don’t have an in-house legal department), the SBA’s regulatory framework can often be confusing and difficult to navigate. The government contract attorneys at Wilmer & Lee, P.A. are here to help. 

In our program, we will debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions that surround the SBA’s joint venture and mentor-protégé programs. We will give insight on how the SBA evaluates the size and status of businesses who team together to compete for government contracts, and how the joint venture and mentor protégé programs can provide your business with a significant advantage when competing for work. Our program will help you avoid many of the common mistakes and pitfalls that businesses often make when teaming together to compete for government contracts. 


9:45 AM- 10:00 AM 


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Overview and Roadmap to Compliance Presented by Scott Edwards, Summit 7 

Small to medium sized businesses will learn about the new CMMC, the current schedule for rollout, and how to prepare for the cybersecurity audits to come. Attendees will leave with practical understanding of the regulations and a roadmap to compliance: budgeting, available resources, strategies and best practices, and more.

Scott Edwards

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
R&D Tax Credit in the World of Government Contracting
Presented by Chris Cook, Anglin CPA

Chris is a Tax Manager at the Huntsville office of Anglin CPA. Chris is a Huntsville native and joined the tax team at Anglin after graduating from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013. Chris works with clients from a variety of industries including government contracting, engineering, real estate, and not for profit. Chris also leads the specialty tax service group which helps companies understand, claim, and properly document the complex R&D tax credit.

Within the sections of the Internal Revenue Code which relate to the R&D Tax Credit, there are several considerations which are unique to the world of Government Contracting. Chris will discuss the topics that effect government contractors the most like Funding, Contract Research, & Qualified Supplies Costs as well as give an update on relevant court rulings and legislative developments.

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM



12:30 PM  - 1:10  PM
What is Going on in the GovCon Market? Benchmarks and Trends for Government Contractors Presented by Kim Koster, Unanet

Uncover the insights and tips to grow your government contracting business.

  • Plan & strategize for next fiscal year.
  • Focus on internal control best practices and standards.
  • Insights to create internal roadmaps and manage controls.
  • Drive value in your overall organization.


1:10  PM - 1:55 PM
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Outlook
Presented by Chris Pohle, Capture2Proposal

Capture2Proposal will dive into procurement and spending trends for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.  Capture2Proposal is a leading integrated solution for AI-enabled GovCon opportunity market intelligence, government sales, capture and proposal management. In addition, Capture2Proposal will highlight top up and coming contracts in the Huntsville Region related to Missile Defense and NASA.


1:55  PM - 2:00 PM






Thank You Sponsors!  

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This event is sponsored by several Unanet Partners.

Competitive service providers are discouraged from registering.

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