- May 2, 2023 -


May 2 & 3


1:00 - 4:00 pm


If you are a current DoD contractor, subcontractor, or interested in entering the DoD marketplace, you should attend.


The National Contract Management Association Wisconsin Chapter along with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (APEX ACCELERATOR) and the National Defense Industrial Association Great Lakes Chapter are hosting the 9th Annual DOD Contract Management Update on May 2 and 3, 2023. This year’s event will be presented by THE CONTRACTING ACADEMY (TCA) and will be in a virtual format.


Topics and Speakers Include: 


May 2

  • 1:00 Subcontracting and Small Business Compliance – DCMA Small Business Programs, Ms. Kelli Zagata, Director, Subcontracting and Small Business Compliance Center
  • 2:00 Army Small Business Programs – U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Marie Gapinski, Office of Small Business Programs
  • 3:00 Overview of Audit Activities for Small Business – DCAA Small Business Overview, DCAA Chicago

May 3

  • 1:00 DoD Contract Administration Fundamentals – Jason Rathsack, DCMA Central Region
  • 2:00 The Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE) – Benjamin Blanc, Government Contract Specialist, WPI – APEX Accelerator
  • 3:00 Applying Basic Models and First Principles to DOD Contract Administration and Management Programs Marc Violante, Director, Federal Market Strategies, WPI – APEX Accelerator


This year’s event is being offered at no cost to attendees.


For questions about this upcoming event or previous TCA sessions, contact Michael Steger at (414) 270-3600 or at

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May 2-4


May 5

Statewide In-Person

The conference will provide entrepreneurs and startups with opportunities to learn from and connect with business leaders and technical and financial resource providers and to identify the tools they need to start and grow their businesses.

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July 19, 2023

Navy Week Milwaukee

Doing Business with the Department of the Navy Workshop

Beyond Vision

1540 S 108th St | West Allis, WI 53214 

Join the Wisconsin Procurement Institute APEX Accelerator (formerly known as Procurement Technical Assistance Center - PTAC) as they welcome Ms. Stacy Cooper to the Milwaukee area. During this event, small businesses will receive information on the following topics:

  • Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs' Achievements and Goals
  • The DON OSBP Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Preparing for the DON procurement process
  • Resources and assistance to help small businesses
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