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Federal and Port Business Opportunities

Federal and state agencies are currently creating new ways to seek out technology companies. Federal agencies are in search of technologies to help make their missions more efficient, less labor-intensive, less cost-intensive, or even safer. These agencies are keenly aware of technological developments both inside and outside the typical federal contracting environment. Organizations are creating all types of mechanisms by which companies can identify business opportunities both under existing federal contracting vehicles, as well as new outreach programs with less rigid requirements.


Laurie Jugan
Oceans Co-Chair
Program Director | Mississippi Enterprise for Technology


Jay Standring
NOAA Acquisition and Grants Office | Corporate Services Acquisition Division | Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (ProTech) Branch Head

Dr. Genevieve Lind
Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Dr. K. Todd Holland, SSTM
Director, Mine Warfare Prototyping | Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, US Navy

Duane Armstrong
Manager, Strategic Business Development Office | NASA John C. Stennis Space Center

Jon Nass
Executive Director & CEO | Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport