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Daily Press: Navy Contracting Summit Convenes to Discuss Defense Contracting Priorities

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

More than 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies will gather at the 5th annual Navy Contracting Summit, hosted by the Defense Leadership Forum, on May 7-8, 2018 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Navy, address contracting procedures for small businesses, identify federal contracting resources, and connect prime contractors with new subcontractors. Multiple Navy commands and other services are participating. The Summit program begins at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, May 7, and concludes at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

"The Navy Contracting Summit is the place to be this May to learn how the Navy will be sending 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.

In years prior, attendees have benefited from such highly-regarded speakers as Vice Admiral Philip Cullom, then-Deputy Chief of Naval Operations; Rear Admiral Peter Stamatopoulos, then-Director, Fleet Ordnance and Supply; CAPT Paul Haslam, Acting Deputy/Chief of Staff, J-7, Defense Logistics Agency; and CAPT Brad Rosen, XO, Naval Station Norfolk.

The Summit features exhibits from companies offering the latest in defense technologies and other defense solutions. Top sponsors include Bank of America - Merrill Lynch, Swift Engineering, Appian, BakerHostetler, Doosan - Bobcat, FTI, Infinity Direct and Telna.

Business attendees are participating from throughout the United States, representing Lockheed Martin, Leidos, BAE Systems, John Deere, Siemens, Oracle, Varonis, Avaya, CACI, DynCorp, Deloitte, Xerox, Amazon, American Systems, and many more companies.

To register or learn more about the 2018 Navy Contracting Summit, visit


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