The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick participated in the 13th annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference.
Photo by Chelsea Bauckman, USAMRMC Public Affairs
Fort Detrick Participates in 13th Annual SMARTPROC
Chelsea Bauckman, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick participated in the 13th annual Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference. More than 40 exhibitors and approximately 600 attendees from the SMART Procurement states of Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey attended the daylong event at the Francis Scott Key Holiday Inn Conference Center in Frederick, Maryland, Nov. 20.The conference aims to build strong relationships, provide teaming partnerships and discuss upcoming procurement forecasts among industry, community, government and academia. Attendees network with federal installations, commands and agencies from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health, Fort Meade, Fort Detrick, Aberdeen Proving Ground, the National Cancer Institute and others.Dr. Kenneth Bertram, principal assistant for acquisition and Col. Thomas Timmes, commander of the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research participated in the keynote panel.The USAMRMC also held a super session to discuss current efforts and upcoming opportunities. The session, moderated by Jerome Maultsby, assistant director of the Office of Small Business Programs featured representatives from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (Cheryl Miles), the USAMRMC Strategic Planning Office (Amanda Cecil), the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (Col. Thomas Bundt) and the U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity (Kathleen Berst).
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