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Debunking SBIR Myths: How to Protect the Value of SBIR Program Authorities
This webinar provides insight into the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program regulations, common SBIR myths and how to develop effective strategies to protect a SBIR participant’s rights and value under the SBIR program.

Oct 22, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Valerie Marchand
Procurement Specialist @CTPTAC
Valerie Marchand is a government Procurement Counselor with the Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CTPTAC). Valerie brings 23 years’ experience in government contracting from the Aerospace and Defense Industry. She has experience in exporting (exporting compliance coordinator), importing, logistics, operations management, program management, small business liaison, and supply chain management. She earned her Program Management Certification from UC Irvine, Master’s degree in Business Administration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Green Mountain College. She has experience working for major government contractors doing business in the defense industry. Namely, Allied Signal, L3 Technologies Inc., and Northrop Grumman.
Jeff Cuskey, CPCM, CFCM, CSCM, CPP
Senior Procurement Specialist @San Diego, Orange & Imperial PTAC
Jeff Cuskey is a nationally known government procurement consultant, speaker, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Defense Contracting expert witness, and two-time Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) Economic Impact Award recipient. In addition to providing consulting services to government and industry, he works part time as a Senior Procurement Advisor for the San Diego, Orange, & Imperial Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). While serving in the U.S. Navy, Jeff held various leadership, acquisition and contracting positions, including assignments as the Navy's multi billion dollar F/A-18 Strike Fighter Program Business Financial Manager (CFO) and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Deputy Contracting Officer. After retiring from the Navy at the rank of Commander, he taught defense-focused MBA contracting, program management and business financial management courses at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey CA.