The next IA-SBA luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Our guest speakers will be Catherine Ward, Senior Vice President, Asset Management/Leasing, Corporate Offices Properties Trust (COPT) and Bill Barroll, Vice President, Asset Management and Leasing, Corporate Offices Properties Trust (COPT). Ms. Ward will provide the members of the IA-SBA with an overview of the current corporate offices environment and Mr. Barroll will provide an overview of the Defense and Defense IT space/leasing environment.
This will be a luncheon event that will start promptly at 11:30 a.m., and it will be held at Timbuktu Restaurant and Lounge in Hanover, MD. To reserve your seat for this event, please register here by COB Monday, February 13, 2012.
Please note to pay by credit card online you will need to complete the registration forms. When you get to the screen for payment, you will actually have two options for payment even though the credit card option is a bit harder to see. The first is to log onto a PayPal account and the second is a link in small letters below the PayPal Logon to â€œDonâ€™t have a PayPal Accountâ€. If you click on the second link it will open the credit card processing screen.â€
Johnny L. Sumners
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
6731 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046
Office: (410) 872-0050 Ext. 211
Cell: (410) 802-5613
Chesapeake Stem Academy - Thank You Letter
Thanks to all the members and guests who helped to make this yearï¿½s golf tournament such a success. I believe a good time was had by all who participated. The profits realized from this yearï¿½s event allowed us to make two donations to further the education goals of our young adults. Through your efforts, we were able to make a $5,000 donation to the Chesapeake STEM Academy and a $2,500 donation to the Maryland College Investment Plan Account for the benefit of Lisa Thompsonï¿½s childrenï¿½s education. Lisa was an active IA-SBA board member and a strong advocate for education.
We are truly grateful for your support and look forward to next yearï¿½s tournament!
Lisa Thompson, VP of the IA-SBA, died of a sudden unexpected illness on December 17, 2010 at the age of 47.
While Lisa's life was short, it was productive and purposeful, and she leaves behind many family members, friends, and business colleagues. Lisa was most recently employed by Engineering Solutions, Inc. as the Director, Information Assurance and Enterprise programs and served as a member of the IASBA Board of Directors for two years. Lisa was responsible for coordinating many of the valuable lunchtime sessions we shared at Timbuktu. Those who worked with Lisa were touched by her trademark radiant smile and warmth.
IA-SBA Announces New Senior Advisory Board
The IA-SBA announces its new Senior Advisory Board to assist the IA-SBA and the small business community in better understanding the needs of our government customer. The initial Senior Advisory Board consists of NSA Representatives (Charlie Stein and Tony Sager) and a large business advisor (Ed Timmes, SAIC). One of the first actions that the Senior Advisory Board will take on is to define a small business framework within which the NSA and the small business community can advance the Agency mission through the strategic use of small businesses.
IA-SBA Makes Donation to Aberdeen Science and Math Academy
The 2nd Annual IA-SBA Golf Tournament was held on May 21st, 2010 at the Timbers at Troy Golf Club in Elkridge, MD. Nearly 80 golfers participated in the tournament, and over 20 sponsors helped the cause to raise funds for the Science and Mathematics Academy in Aberdeen, MD. Thanks to this wonderful event, the IA-SBA was able to donate $6,000.00 to the SMA. Read a letter from the SMA Director.
IA-SBA Announces 2010 Board of Directors - Read the press release.
The IA-SBA Requests Your Feedback
2009 is coming to a close, and the IA-SBA Board of Directors (BoD) is interested in your feedback regarding the association, its activities, and how well you believe the association is operating. To participate in this effort, please download the feedback form, and complete and return the form as noted in the form instructions. The IA-SBA BoD thanks you in advance for your participation and input.
August 2009 Message from the IA-SBA President - Read our President's message.
IA-SBA Holds First Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Digital Harbor High School - Read the press release.
IA-SBA Launches Its 2009 Membership Drive
The IA-SBA is reaching out to its members to renew their IA-SBA membership status for 2009, as well as to new members interested in joining the IA-SBA. This year, the IA-SBA has added a "Members Login" capability to the IA-SBA site. Each member that newly enrolls, or renews their membership with the IA-SBA will be asked to register their organization's information in the IA-SBA database. Upon completion of this registration activity, your organization will be provided with account information to the "Members Login" area where you can 1) ensure your organization's information is kept up to date, and 2) view information on other IA-SBA member organizations. The IA-SBA believes this database will become a very useful tool for the IA community, as well as an excellent networking tool for IA-SBA members. To enroll in the IA-SBA or renew your membership, please visit our Membership Page.
IA-SBA Announces Its 2009 Events and Activities
Please visit the IA-SBA Events Page for our currently scheduled events in 2009. In addition, the IA-SBA plans to host its first annual golf tournament this year at a TBD date and location, as well as its 2009 annual meeting in November. Please check back periodically on our Events Page for further information and details.
December 2008 Message from the IA-SBA President - Read our President's message.
IA-SBA Holds Its 2008 Annual Meeting & Elects New Board of Directors - Read the press release.
On October 15th, 2008, the IA-SBA held its annual meeting at The Westin BWI in Linthicum, MD. At this meeting, Mr. John Nicolettos reviewed the prior year accomplishments of the IA-SBA, and introduced the new 2009 Board of Directors (BoD): Mr. Jerry Schepers - Praxis Engineering; Ms. Mary Stassie - Van Dyke Technology Group; Ms. Judith McCarty - Interoptek; Ms. Lisa Thompson - Engineering Solutions, Inc.; Mr. Steve Wolverton - Tailored Access, LLC; Mr. Craig Sutherland - Tresys Technology; and Mr. John Nicolettos - A&N Associates, Inc. In addition, Mr. Dan Gilliam provided a keynote presentation on behalf of Ms. Jennifer Walsmith, who is the Senior Acquisition Executive for the National Security Agency. You can view Mr. Nicolettos' presentation on the IA-SBA Documents Page.
IA-SBA Holds its Launch Event!
On February 6th, 2008, the Information Assurance Small Business Association
(IA-SBA) held its Launch Event at The Westin, BWI in Linthicum, MD. Over 130
representatives from small businesses, large businesses, Government and academia
were in attendance to hear presentations by Mr. Richard Schaeffer, Director -
NSA Information Assurance Directorate; Mr. Curt Dukes, Director - NSA/CSS
Commercial Solutions Center; Ms. Debbie Jacquez, Senior Vice President - Systems
Engineering Department, Intelligence Solutions Division, L-3 Services, Inc.; and
Mr. John Nicolettos, President - IA-SBA. The event was followed by a networking
reception, where all speakers graciously stayed to field questions and comments
from those in attendance. As a follow up to this event, the IA-SBA Board of
Directors will be meeting on February 15, 2008 to discuss issues the IASBA
should address, events the IA-SBA should sponsor, and information to be posted on
the IA-SBA web site for 2008.