Federal Allies News January 2013

January 3, 2013

The tumultuous goings-on between The White House and Capitol Hill on New Year’s Eve did not hinder small businesses from heading to the Federal Allies Institute Web site on New Year’s Eve to join.  Perhaps it compelled them.  We appreciate national correspondent Ralph E. Winnie, Jr.’s informative Congressional updates that evening.

In times like these Federal Allies offers clarity, real solutions, solid reasons and inviting forums in which federal contractors and government officials can collaborate.

And across America Federal Allies new Chapter Chairs look forward to offering small business federal contracting programming in your neighborhood.  Among them, Mickey Thompson, Chair, Oklahoma Chapter said, “Recent Oklahoma meetings were held December 20 in Tulsa; December 28 in Jenks; January 2 in Stillwater and Cushing; January 3 in Tulsa; and January 4 in Midwest City, Oklahoma City, and Norman.”  Mickey Thompson is Executive Director of Claremore Rogers County Partnership.  Thompson welcomes new members for the Oklahoma Chapter.  Advisory participants include Carter Merkle and Larry Findeiss of Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network, Kay Bills and James Ray of Mid America Government Industry Coalition and Native American Business Enterprise Center, and others.  If interested, contact Oklahoma@FederalAllies.org.

A FAI Texas Chapter leadership retreat was conducted on December 16 in Austin, TX.   If interested, contact Texas@FederalAllies.org.

Additional meetings were held in December in Missouri and Kansas on December 21.  Marquita Miller, is Chair, of the Kansas City-based Chapter.  Marquita Miller is President, Five Star Tax & Business Solutions.  If interested, contact KansasMissouri@FederalAllies.org.

As for the Washington, D.C. area, plan now to attend:

National Defense Authorization Act Breakfast

On February 5, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. FAI sponsors Notable Provisions of NDAA & Bouncing Back from the Fiscal Cliff.  Hilton Garden Inn, 8301 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, Virginia 22182.

Washington Days Conference

On May 6 and 7 FAI sponsors the annual Washington Days Conference.  Day One for Business Development Opportunities and Day Two to tackle legislative priorities on Capitol Hill.  Holiday Inn Capital, 550 C Street Southwest Washington, DC 20024 and Rayburn House Office Building.

Federal Allies Open

On June 25, play golf with federal contracting colleagues at Northwest Golf Course, Silver Spring, Maryland.


We congratulate the newly-elected members to the Federal Allies Institute Board of Directors.  For a complete list please visit FederalAllies.org.

On behalf of Federal Allies Institute, we look forward to helping the nation’s federal contracts community in 2013.  If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me at any time,


David T. Boddie

Executive Director