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Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville Ala.

NASA's Marshall Center to Host Alliance of More Than 350 Local, Regional and National Small Business Owners in Huntsville Dec. 8
What: On Dec. 8, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will host its Small Business Alliance meeting at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville. More than 350 local, regional and national business owners and managers are expected to take part in the meeting. Members of the news media are invited to attend.

Sponsored by the Marshall Center's Office of Procurement and Small Business Office, the Small Business Alliance was established in 2007 to help small businesses pursue NASA procurement and subcontracting opportunities. With a strong emphasis on technology innovation and partnership, the alliance connects small businesses with the Marshall technical community, government agencies, industry prime contractors and other organizations to share procurement information and insight on how businesses can more effectively market their capabilities to NASA and Marshall.

Who: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Madison Mayor Paul Finley will welcome participants. Speakers will include Mike Ward, vice president of governmental affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County; Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of NASA's Office of Small Business Programs in Washington; and, from Marshall, Kim Whitson, deputy director of the Office of Procurement; Johnny Stephenson, deputy director of the Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications; Andrew Keys, center chief technologist; Lynn Garrison, small business technical advisor, Chris Crumbly, Space Launch Systems Program Office, Billy Kauffman, contracting officer technical representative, Kathy Christy, contracting officer, and David Brock, small business specialist.

When: Small Business Alliance meeting – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST, Dec. 8

Where: Davidson Center for Space Exploration
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville

To attend: News media interested in covering the events should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. Dec. 7.

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