LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – November 19, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, November 19, at 2:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Dave Bowles, who will talk about Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy. This month’s Center status will be presented by Donna Lawson, who will share  what is happening in Legislative Affairs. Susan McClain, Director of the Office of Procurement, will also provide Return to Onsite Work and LaRC OP updates.

Use the link below to join the meeting.

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Our meeting will address these topics:

  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC OP Update – Susan McClain
  • RTOW Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Carrie Rhoades
  • Legislative Affairs Update – Donna Lawson
  • Virginia Institute for Spaceflight and Autonomy – Dave Bowles
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

 

 

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Earth Science Decadal Survey Community Forum on November 12

Jamie Wicks requested that the following Science Mission Directorate Earth Science Division event be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

As we work toward implementation of the new 2017 Decadal Survey, “Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observations from Space,” (2017 ESAS) we are developing mechanisms for communicating progress with you and for hearing any questions that you may have for our further consideration.

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) invites you to join us for a Community Forum on Thursday November 12, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, for an update on the approach, timing and opportunities to engage with this process. This meeting will be virtual only. Teleconference and WebEx information appears at the end of this message.

During the forum we will provide an update on the strategic implementation of the 2017 ESAS, with particular emphasis on the studies initiated on the program element identified as the Designated Observables (DOs). ESD is seeking new ways to leverage the work and ideas in the non-governmental/private sector to contribute possible approaches that may address the designated observables recommendations in the 2017 ESAS in order to increase mission/observing system capability and/or to reduce costs. Community forum presentations and other supporting materials will be made available online as they become available.

This is part of a continuing series of Community Forums planned to keep the Earth Science community informed and engaged as we develop specific approaches for implementing Decadal Survey’s recommendations.

For information on the Decadal, upcoming Community Forums, including teleconference and WebEx information, and to provide written feedback please refer to our Decadal Surveys web page.

ESD Decadal Survey Community Forum Connect Information:
Thursday, November 12, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Webex Information:
Meeting number: 199 070 5243
Meeting password: 3wzP2pbAE?5

https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed760ed4e50c2a3b9c619e1aacaa3d5f3

Audio conference information
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
US Toll: +1-415-527-5035
Global call-in numbers: https://nasaenterprise.webex.com/nasaenterprise/globalcallin.php?MTID=e48ecb2b3bbd2b34313d370cff367bb0d
Access code: 199 070 5243

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An Inside Look at NASA MUREP Presentation on October 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Rob Betts requested that the following NASA announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

NASA OSBP Learning Series Presents: An Inside Look at NASA MUREP
October 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm (ET) (webinar)

Guest Speaker: Rod Chappell, Lead – Partnerships and Sustainability (MUREP)

Did you know that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) and minority-serving institutions (MSI) have unique opportunities to work with NASA?

Through the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), NASA provides financial assistance via competitive awards to assist faculty and students in research and provide authentic STEM engagement related to NASA missions.

Join us for a FREE webinar featuring Rod Chappell, Team Lead over the MUREP Partnerships and Sustainability initiative, to learn more about how your institution and students can engage with NASA. There will also be a formal question and answer session so attendees can ask specific questions that relate to their institution’s capabilities.

If your company, university, or organization is interested in working with NASA and other HBCUs or MSIs around the nation, this is the webinar for you!

Log-in information for this online class will be sent after individual register, and reminders will be sent the day before and day of the webinar.

If you have questions about this topic, email them in advance to smallbusiness@nasa.gov and type “OSBP Learning Series Question – MUREP” in the subject line.

Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osbp-learning-series-an-inside-look-at-nasa-murep-registration-126142360195

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – October 15, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, October 15, at 2:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Tonya Kiefer, who will talk about Sustainable Acquisition for Contractors. This month’s directorate update will be presented by Tara Tveten, who will share an overview of the Center Operations Directorate. Susan McClain, Director of the Office of Procurement, will also provide Return to Onsite Work and LaRC OP updates.

Use the link below to join the meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Our meeting will address these topics:

  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC OP Update – Susan McClain
  • RTOW Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Carrie Rhoades
  • Sustainable Acquisition for Contractors – Tonya Kiefer
  • Directorate Update from Center Operations – Tara Tveten
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC OP and RTOW Slides by Susan McClain, October 15, 2020

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, October 15, 2020

Sustainable Acquisition for Contractors Slides by Tonya Kiefer, October 15, 2020

COD Overview Slides by Tara Tveten, October 15, 2020

 

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Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA – October 7, 2020 11:00 AM

Rob Betts requested that the following SBA bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

The NASA Office of Small Business Programs invites you to attend a virtual outreach event, Gateway to Small Business Opportunities at NASA in less than a week.

Secure your spot today to receive unique insights into current small business opportunities and tips on best practices for engaging the agency.  Secure your spot today to receive unique insights into current small business opportunities and tips on best practices for engaging the agency.

As NASA continues to innovate in the space exploration, scientific and research industries, small businesses will be critical to its success.

Join NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and other agency organizations for an in-depth look at what it takes to work with NASA. This virtual event will feature guest speakers and matchmaking with NASA and its primes. Together, our presenters will discuss best practices for navigating the Federal procurement process, as well as specific industries, products and services NASA is currently looking to work with.

Featured NASA Speakers

Glenn A. Delgado
NASA Office of Small Business Programs

Julia B. Wise
NASA Office of Procurement

Joe Kroener
NASA Partnerships Office

Darlene E. Coen
NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP)

Featured NASA Contractors

Denise S. Navarro
Logical Innovations, Inc.

Jenifer Scoffield
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Bruce G. Emerson
SAIC

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the overall NASA small business program.

If your company or university is interested in working with NASA, this is the virtual event for you!

Register for this event

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