Panama City - <US Defense Leadership Forum> More than 450 participants took part in the opening day of the 2018 Air Force Contracting Summit, taking place today and tomorrow at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.
In its fifth year, the two-day Summit brought together contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies to discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Air Force. Best practices from companies across industries were shared along with strategic presentations that addressed procedures for small businesses and identified federal contracting resources.
The Summit began with a presentation by CAPT Nathan Nelson on the 2018 defense budget of $700 billion. CAPT Nelson is the Director of Military Affairs for Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01) who services the House Budget Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.
Mr. André Gudger, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, provided the Summit Keynote Address.
The Air Force Contracting Summit strongly emphasizes networking and contracting opportunities between prime contractors and new subcontractors. More than 40 exhibitors are showcasing their defense solutions.
The Summit commences tomorrow at 9:00 AM with contracting presentations from several Air Force bases.
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