Ready for Business

With an annual IT budget of $2.3 billion and an overall budget of $9.8 billion, the Commerce Department is an important gateway to government contracting opportunities.

The department’s primary mission is to promote and advance trade and commerce both domestically and internationally. That broad mandates encompasses an array of missions, including the managing the patent and trademark process, 2020 Census, cybersecurity and weather forecasting and analysis.

Information technology plays a critical role in supporting Commerce’s various subagencies as they fulfill their missions. For example, the Census Bureau has a 2016 IT budget of $686.7 million. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a budget of $736.9 million, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a $527.7 million budget.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology may have an IT budget of just $94 million in 2016, but its role in the cybersecurity realm is too important to ignore.

This industry day will explore the priorities at the Commerce Department and offer insights into the department’s business and procurement culture.

You will hear from top decision makers from various Commerce Department bureaus and subagencies, who will share information on their mission, their organizations and their particular IT priorities.

This event will provide insights into the technology and IT acquisition needs, an overview of the small business program and what the current business environment is like and how you can best position your company for success.

The Commerce Department and its subagencies and bureaus are deeply involved in several national IT priorities including big data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing and high performance computing.

This half-day event is ideal for large, small and midsized businesses looking to position themselves for business with the Commerce Department. Even companies that already have a presence at the department will benefit from the opportunity to learn more about the department’s priorities and to network with customers and potential partners.

Attend this Washington Technology Industry Day where you will have the opportunity to network with government leaders and your peers.

Some of the major IT opportunities in the works at Commerce include:

  • FirstNet Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network – a $6.5 billion program to create an interoperable nationwide network for police, firefighters, emergency workers and other public safety officials. This program includes requirements for building and deploying the network, managing devices, creating an ecosystem for applications and cybersecurity.
  • NOAALINK – This is a broad program estimated at $1.7 billion over 10 years that includes many small business opportunities related to NOAA’s IT governance framework, customer care, infrastructure management and cybersecurity.
  • NOAA also is developing its $1.2 billion program known as GOES-R GS, the ground segment of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R series satellites. The ground segment will be responsible for operations, product generation and distribution of data collected by the satellites.
  • The Commerce Department also is gearing up for the 2020 Census which should include opportunities for data collection and processing, analytics and IT support. 

Event Information

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Registration: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Program: 8:30 - 11:50 AM

WT Insiders: $245
SIs/Contractor: $295

Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042

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