Small Business Advisory Working Group

The Small Business Advisory Working Group (SBAWG) was created to guide USGIF in its representation of the small business sustaining members of the Foundation.

The SBAWG’s primary objective is to assist small business members seeking to gain traction in the GEOINT market by facilitating access and opportunities to build relationships with between the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Civil agencies, prime contractors, and other small businesses. The SBAWG conducts monthly meetings, and it also hosts quarterly luncheons featuring key decision makers, acquisition officials, and small business program office representatives from government and military agencies.

Interested in joining? Contact the Small Business Advisory Working Group Co-Chairs Bruce Donaldson or Kathy Pherson at to be added to our distribution list for future events and meetings.

Upcoming Events

SBAWG Monthly Meeting

May 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
USGIF Headquarters, Herndon, VA

Small Business Advisory Working Group at GEOINT 2017

June 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
GEOINT 2017 Symposium, San Antonio, Texas

Creative Contracting Techniques for Meeting Small Business Goal
A discussion with NGA Senior Acquisition Leadership on Small Business participation and success in the NGA market. Key documents to be discussed and addressed are the 22 June 2016 “Inspection of NGA’s Office of Small Business Programs” and the SBAWG White Paper “Small Business Challenges”.

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Past Events

Sept. 22, 2016 – Monthly meeting at GDIT with guest speaker Connie Cappadona, partner development manager, Amazon Web Services
March 24, 2016 – Monthy meeting at GDIT with guest speaker Diana Hughes, NGA Office of Small Business Programs