Sunday, December 4, 2016

DHS Reverse Industry Day (January 10, 2017) Register Now in FAITAS!

The next Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Reverse Industry Day (RID) is fast approaching. After the overwhelming success of the first and second RIDs, the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer will be hosting a third event on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.  This full-day event is a unique opportunity to engage with industry representatives to learn more about industry processes and methodologies related to identifying and tracking DHS opportunities, pricing, proposal preparation, and various contract performance considerations.  Past events have featured important topics such as demystifying the private sector, how vendors decide whether to bid (or not) on a solicitation, and factors affecting innovation and the participation of non-traditional vendors.  You will have an opportunity to ask specific questions of the industry panel members and hear from Chief Procurement Officer Soraya Correa as well as other DHS senior leaders about the importance of your role in industry engagement and how it directly supports the DHS mission.

RID is a no-charge, resident event in support of Acquisition Innovations in Motion and the Secretary’s Unity of Effort initiative.  It is designed to improve DHS’s understanding of industry practices related to identifying, tracking, pricing, bidding, winning, and performing on DHS contracts.  The purpose is to provide the acquisition workforce an opportunity to learn about the issues that are most important to industry when doing business with the Department. 

This event will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST and is available for registration via FAITAS; look for FCL-DHS-0041. Step by step registration instructions are below.  Space is limited, and on a first come first serve basis, so register soon.
*Please note that registration MUST be completed by Wednesday, January 4, 2017, before 11:59 pm.  

8 CLPs will be given for participating in this event. 

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Location of Event: Omni Shoreham Hotel  2500 Calvert St NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST (Registration begins the morning of the event at 8:00 AM)
Parking: Valet available at hotel for $49/day
Metro: Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station (Red Line)

·        Login to FAITAS -
·        Click “Manage Career/Training/Search for Training” link
·        Select the top-right radio button under the Standard Search to “Order by Course Number”
·        Select “Course ID” from the drop down list (Example: FCL-DHS-0041), and click submit
·        Select the location (Example: Washington, DC)
·        Click on the Class # (Example # 001)
·        Then click on “Submit Request” button at bottom of page

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