2021 VIRTUAL: SESSION SUMMARIES & POST-EVENT INFO

October 27th, 2021

0830-0930: Energy Resilience at N.C. Military Bases - How Should a Strategy Be Developed?

North Carolina military bases are vulnerable to natural disasters, especially impacts to the energy system. Many energy systems were built decades ago but it is not realistic for all these systems to be immediately replaced. It is also not feasible nor practicable to island an entire base with a microgrid, despite a successful pilot project on one part of the base. So how can an installation provide system reliability while transitioning older systems to on-site renewable energy generation? How does an installation know exactly how to meet its critical energy requirements in an emergency? What steps will support an installation’s power needs independently for fourteen days? This session will cover how Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune globally address energy resilience given these considerations.

  • Speakers: 
    • Moderator: Diane Cherry, Federal Business Development, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Amanda Renjifo, Energy Manager, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
    • Rob Cox, Associate Director, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), University of North Carolina - Charlotte
    • Audrey Oxendine, Chief, Energy and Utilities Branch, Operations and Maintenance Division, Fort Bragg Directorate of Public Works
    • Jennifer Shaltanis, Federal Team Program Manager, Duke Energy
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  • Recording (waiting permission to post)

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0945-1045: Offshore Wind Energy Target for N.C. - How Will it Work with the Military in the State?

Many states, North Carolina included, have enacted an offshore wind energy target. North Carolina has three offshore wind energy sites, including Kitty Hawk, which is being developed by Avangrid Renewables. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently gave approval for the Kitty Hawk site to move forward with an Environmental Impact Statement. Learn from Avangrid Renewables on how they are working with the BOEM and the military to move this offshore wind site forward. In addition, this session will feature discussion from the Commonwealth of Virginia on how they have worked collaboratively with the military on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind site. This offshore project will be completed by 2026 and has plans for 188 wind turbines anchored 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

  • Speakers: 
    • Moderator: Diane Cherry, Federal Business Development, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Paul Olsen, Executive Director, Programs and Partnerships, Research, Old Dominion University
    • Geoff BlackmanPrincipal, Westslope Consulting
    • Amanda Mayhew, Permitting Manager, Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind, Avangrid Renewables
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  • Recording not permitted for release

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1100-1230: Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Program & Requirements Brief: Mid-Atlantic and Southeast

Representatives from the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (Mid-Atlantic and Southeast) will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses.  Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.  Presentation and discussion with the audience will address:

  • FY2021 program of work for new and renovation construction, maintenance, environmental and energy projects, other infrastructure construction, architectural and engineering services, facilities-related service contracts and other opportunities at each facility or throughout each agency’s area of responsibility
  • Impact of budget constraints on FY2022 and future projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 programs (primary emphasis)
  • Agency use of and business access to Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) and other acquisition tools
  • Agency use of various small business set asides, sole source awards and other acquisition tools
  • Government expectations, concerns and current issues (with contractors) in acquisition and execution of construction, infrastructure, environmental and engineering projects
  • Speakers: 
    • Moderator: Sue Kranes, Federal Construction Strategic Industry Professional, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Captain Jorge R. Cuadros, Commanding Officer, NAVFAC Southeast
    • Captain Dean E. Allen, Operations Officer, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic
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  • Recording

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October 28th, 2021

0830-0945: US Coast Guard SILC & General Services Administration (Region 4 Public Buildings Service) Program & Requirements Brief

Representatives from the US Coast Guard SILC and General Services Administration PBS will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses.  Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.  Presentation and discussion with the audience will address:

  • FY2021 program of work for new and renovation construction, maintenance, environmental and energy projects, other infrastructure construction, architectural and engineering services, facilities-related service contracts and other opportunities at each facility or throughout each agency’s area of responsibility
  • Impact of budget constraints on FY2022 and future projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 programs (primary emphasis)
  • Agency use of and business access to Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) and other acquisition tools
  • Agency use of various small business set asides, sole source awards and other acquisition tools
  • Government expectations, concerns and current issues (with contractors) in acquisition and execution of construction, infrastructure, environmental and engineering projects
  • Speakers: 
    • Moderator: Fran Perez-Wilhite, Program Manager, Veteran-Owned Business Development, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Ross Woodson, US Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC)
    • Keanna Houston, Region 4 Public Building Service, Acquisition Director, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Presentation
  • Recording

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1000-1130: US Army Corps of Engineers Program & Requirements Brief: Wilmington, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston & Savannah Districts

Representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses.  Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.  Presentation and discussion with the audience will address:

  • FY2021 program of work for new and renovation construction, maintenance, environmental and energy projects, other infrastructure construction, architectural and engineering services, facilities-related service contracts and other opportunities at each facility or throughout each agency’s area of responsibility
  • Impact of budget constraints on FY2022 and future projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 programs (primary emphasis)
  • Agency use of and business access to Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) and other acquisition tools
  • Agency use of various small business set asides, sole source awards and other acquisition tools
  • Government expectations, concerns and current issues (with contractors) in acquisition and execution of construction, infrastructure, environmental and engineering projects
  • Speakers: 
    • Moderator: Sue Kranes, Federal Construction Strategic Industry Professional, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Wayne Hiatt, Chief, Small Business Office, US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
    • Jason Dalton, Deputy for Small Business Programs, US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District
    • Michael Darrow, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
    • Ken Gray, Chief of Construction, US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
    • Paula Beck, Chief of Contracting & Tamika Gray, Deputy for Small Business, US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
  • Presentation
  • Recording

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1145-1245: CyberStructure: Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) put an end to organizations having the option to self-attest to cybersecurity compliance, as well as the “checklist” method of compliance. CMMC is a quality management system for cybersecurity, and compliance is a business decision that affects every aspect of the organization. This session will focus on building a holistic cybersecurity quality management system program, including transitioning from compliance to NIST SP 800-171 to CMMC,  gaining management and employee buy-in, risk assessments, documentation requirements, understanding controlled unclassified information, the importance of training, and how to use the tools on the NCMBC cybersecurity website – cyberNC.us – to build your cybersecurity program.

  • Speakers: 
    • Laura Rodgers, Business Development/Cybersecurity Compliance, North Carolina Military Business Center
    • Chris Newborn, Cybersecurity Enterprise Team (CET) CISSP, GSTRT, GISP, GSLC Professor Cybersecurity, Defense Acquisition University
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  • Recording
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