Event Details

The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), Howard University and the DC Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to host a Small Businesses Workshop.

This event features an exciting lineup of speakers from DoD and industry. Topics that will be covered include policy changes, cybersecurity requirements and mentor-protege programs. There is no cost to attend; however, seating is limited and advance registration is required.

Small businesses interested in learning about category management and how to comply with DoD's cybersecurity requirements should attend this event. Small businesses interested in learning about the mentor-protege programs managed by DoD and the Small Business Administration should also attend.


Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. E.T. (networking starts at noon)


Howard University School of Business

Auditorium 2nd Floor

2600 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059


7:30 am - 8:30 am: Registration & Networking

8:30 am - 9:30 am: Welcome Remarks & General Session

9:30 am - 10:30 am: Cybersecurity: How New Updates May Affect Your Small Business

10:30 am - 10:40 am: Refreshment Break

10:40 am - 11:30 am: What’s Next? Category Management Discussion Panel

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Mentor Protégé Program Panel

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Optional Networking Session


PARKING ($10 cash required): Parking is available at a surface lot located at “2235 8th St NW Washington, DC 20001.” This is a private lot; the fee for parking is $10. Parking attendants will only accept cash as payment.

METRO: The closest metro to the venue is the Howard-Shaw metro stop on the Yellow & Green line.

SHUTTLE (Shaw-Courtyard): Howard University will allow DoD Small Business Workshop attendees to use the "Shaw-Courtyard" Howard Shuttle. The shuttle runs every 15-20 minutes beginning at 7 am. The shuttle will pick up outside (1) the Howard- Shaw metro stop on Georgia Ave. and (2) the Howard University Barnes & Noble Bookstore at “2225 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20059.” The drop off point for the Shuttle is in front of the Crampton Theatre, which is across the street from the Howard University School of Business.


During the event, photography, audio and video recording may occur. By attending the event, you consent to such recording media and its publication for promotional purposes and inclusion on websites. You release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs from any liability arising out of the use of such media recordings.


If you have a disability and require special assistance to participate in this event, please contact DoD OSBP at [email protected] or 571.256.7791 at least 48 hours before the event.

  • When: Wed Feb. 28
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Address: 2600 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059
    Washington DC,US 20059

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