DISA Small Business Breakfast, featuring Sharon Jones and Jack Wilmer

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Event Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 7:00am - 9:30am

Please join the AFCEA NOVA Small business breakfast committee for a morning with John “Jack” Wilmer DISA’s Technical Director, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services and Sharon Jones Head of DISA small Business Office.

As DISA comes to speak to our small business community and release information on new initiatives and directions they will be taking over the course of the year. Please join us and have an opportunity to hear this information released on their new initiatives and directions.

About the Speakers

John “Jack” Wilmer
DISA Technical Director, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services

John (Jack) W. Wilmer is the Technical Director, Program Executive Office, Global Information Grid Enterprise Services (PEO GES), for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Mr. Wilmer is responsible for the technical development, oversight, evaluation, and the incorporation of innovation into the PEO's enterprise services processes and capabilities.

Prior to his position as Technical Director, PEO GES, Mr. Wilmer served as Vice President, Integrated Defense Systems for FGM, Inc. He was responsible for all operations, including budget, resource and program management, and strategic planning, and he reported directly to the chief executive officer. In addition, Mr. Wilmer continued to serve as an architect, supporting his customers at DISA in the design and governance of net-centric systems.

Mr. Wilmer's experience ranges from software design and development to project and program management, and he is a frequent presenter of net-centric enterprise service capabilities at nation- wide technical forums. His experience comprises the full software development lifecycle in accordance with DoD specifications, including the transition of client-server applications to net-centric principles.

Mr. Wilmer is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Northern Virginia chapter, and he is a past winner of the AFCEA Meritorious Service Award. In addition to volunteering for the AFCEA NOVA chapter, Mr. Wilmer is a member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee, and is a graduate of the AFCEA Leadership Forum. He is also a graduate of, and currently serves as a mentor for, the Emerging Leaders Institute, an initiative of Leadership Fairfax. Mr. Wilmer is also a member of the Project Management Institute and he achieved Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2006.

Sharon Jones
DISA Small Business Office

Sharon Jones leads DISA's efforts to contract with and utilize small businesses. She participates in and monitors the DISA acquisition process, and develops and monitors the disadvantaged business and mentor-protege programs to ensure that small business, women owned, small disadvantaged business concerns and Historically Black Colleges, Universities, and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI's) receive a fair portion of DISA contract awards.

The DISA Office of Small Business Programs advises the Director of DISA on small business matters, and represents the Agency before Congress, the Office Secretary of Defense, and other agencies in accordance with DFARS 19.201 (d)(2). 

DISA spent $4 billion in 2007, over 3/4s of which is for IT. In 2007 the agency spent almost $1 billion with small businesses. Important sub-agencies are WHCA and DITCO. Learn how to position your firm for success. Ask your questions regarding upcoming opportunities, teaming opportunities and the ins and outs of DISA contracts.


7:00 to 7:30 am Networking Registration
7:30 to 8:00 am Seating - Breakfast, Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
8:00 to 9:15 am Speaker Presentations
9:15 to 9:30 am Questions

Registration Costs

Registration Type Pre-Registered Walk-In
AFCEA NOVA Member $40.00 $45.00
Non-member $45.00 $50.00
Government / Active Military $0.00 N/A

Walk-in registration is available with a $5.00 surcharge, pending availability. Government employees and active military attend free of charge, but must register in advance. We strongly reccomend all attendees preregister to save money and guarantee your space.


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