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November 08, 2016

PD ES Tom Neff Talks Small Business at AFCEA Forum.

By PD ES Public Affairs

Project Director Enterprise Services (PD, ES), Tom Neff was a featured speaker and the Armed Forces Communications and Electrics Association (AFCEA) IT Enterprise Small Business Forum on Friday Nov. 7, 2016.

AFCEA Defense Enterprise IT Small Business Forum is an annual event focused on Small Business. Government leadership and program managers from the Program Executive Offices (PEO) at the Army, Navy, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) present highlights of small business opportunities and provide insights for doing business with their respective organizations.

“We support every soldier, every day, everywhere. Because of this fact our relationships with industry partners are of the utmost importance. The AFCEA small business forum gives us a chance to connect with industry, exchange ideas and answer questions in a face-to-face, real-time environment,” said Tom Neff, PD, ES.

Neff Spoke to the AFCEA audience about a variety of topics, chief among them, Unified Capabilities and Army cloud migration.

“We’re in the process of shifting from the long-standing practice of buying and maintaining dedicated hardware and software to a buying capability as a service so we can take advantage of emerging technologies faster to meet the expanding needs of the Army. The Army will continue to leverage and sustain AKO as we integrate Unified Capabilities and realize efficiencies in support of the warfighter. AKO has already realized significant savings as they replaced high-end storage with lower cost solutions, freeing up resources to deliver user-facing capabilities,” said Neff.

Neff wrapped up his speech by providing details about upcoming business opportunities for the next fiscal year and answered questions from audience members. His speech was followed by a break out session, which provided an opportunity for one-on-one conversations.