Please join us for an
Air Force Research Laboratory
Industry Day
in Sterling Heights, Michigan 
Tuesday October 23 rd
Kimberly L. Yoder
Deputy Director of R&D Contracting (AFRL/PK) at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio.  Ms. Yoder graduated from the Air Force Officer Training School in 1985 and began her active duty military career as an Administrative Contracting Officer 
for the Civil Reserve Air Fleet at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. In addition, her career included overseas assignments to Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines and Iraklion Air Station, Crete, Greece as well as deployments to both Southeast and Southwest 
Asia. After retirement from active military service in 2005, Ms. Yoder continued a civil service career with the government.
Lenell A. Kern
Management Analyst, Materials State Awareness and Supportability Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Ms. Kern is currently detailed Headquarters AFRL to support the Science & Technology 2030 initiative introduced by the Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson. Ms. Kern plans and coordinates regional outreach events for Industry and Academia to help identify opportunities and best practices for the Air Force to innovate and maintain technological dominance on the battlefield. 
Ira Hoffman
Shareholder in Butzel Long’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Hoffman has been practicing law for over 30 years, focusing primarily on government contracts, international law (export controls), commercial litigation and, over the past decade, cybersecurity issues. His government contracts practice covers bid protests, size protests, and claims, and advising clients on a wide range of issues, including contracting and subcontracting, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements, teaming agreements, intellectual property rights, M&A, cost allowability, ethics and compliance, audits and investigations, the False Claims Act, suspension and debarment, security clearances, and small business issues.
Air Force Research Laboratory is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The AFRL's mission is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. 
The laboratory employs approximately 10,000 military and civilian personnel. It is responsible for managing and annual $4.4 billion science and technology program that includes both Air Force and customer funded research and development. AFRL investment includes basic research, applied research and advanced technology development in air, space and cyber mission areas.

The Materials and Manufacturing Directorate develops new materials, processes and manufacturing technologies for use in aerospace applications. This includes aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets and ground-based systems and their structural, electronic and optical components. The directorate plans, executes and integrates advanced manufacturing technology programs and affordability initiatives addressing manufacturing process technologies, computer integrated manufacturing and excellence through design for military needs.

This session will include an overview of the AFRL's major projects and purchased goods and services needs. There will also be a session on how Other Transaction Authority (OTA) provide flexibility for both buyers and sellers. In addition, the AFRL will conduct individual B2B meetings with preregistered companies.
Lear More About:
  • How to do business with the AFRL
  • Current AFRL projects
  • OTA opportunities

  • 10:00 AM - Welcome Remarks
  • 10:15 AM - AFRL "Doing Business With"
  • 11:30 AM - Butzel "The Way of OTA"
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - B2B Meetings
  • 2:00 PM - Adjourn
MAMA Members
Registration includes lunch and the opportunity for B2B meetings with the AFRL.

Registration includes lunch and the opportunity for B2B meetings with the AFRL.

Meeting Location
The meeting will be held at the DC3S building in Sterling Heights. Click for map:

Hotel Accomodations
There are several hotels located near the DC3S PDF link
Program Presenters
Symposium Partners
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