Press Release

NASA Administrator Bolden, MSFC Director Lightfoot to Speak at Small Business Alliance Meeting

By SpaceRef Editor
March 20, 2011
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NASA Administrator Bolden, MSFC Director Lightfoot to Speak at Small Business Alliance Meeting
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What: On March 24, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will host its semi-annual Small Business Alliance meeting at the Davidson Center for Exploration in Huntsville. Speakers will include NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; Marshall Center Director Robert Lightfoot; and Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs in Washington. More than 400 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, and will have an opportunity to ask questions of Administrator Bolden during the event.

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 government agencies, industry prime contractors and other organizations to share procurement information and new business opportunities.

Who: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama’s 5th district will welcome participants. Speakers will include NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; Glenn Delgado, associate administrator of NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs in Washington; and, from Marshall, Center Director Robert Lightfoot; Deputy Director Gene Goldman; Associate Director Todd May; Byron Butler, director of the Office of Procurement; and David Brock, small business specialist.

When: Small Business Alliance meeting — 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT, March 24
NASA Administrator Bolden media availability — 10 a.m. CDT

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. March 23.

SpaceRef staff editor.