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Department of Defense

Office of the Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO)

"Taking the Pentagon to the People"

Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Workshop

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC

September 12, 2017

This is a preliminary agenda and it is subject to change.
LOCATION: Student Center - Level 1 - Ballroom
Tuesday - September 12, 2017
8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Plenary Session
Mr. Daniel R. Farmer
Technology Management Training Group, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
Presentation of the Colors
The National Anthem
President Ronald Mason, Jr.
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Mr. Clarence Johnson, SES
Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
9:00 am
Session I: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce
Mrs. Paula Taylor
Office of Diversity and Leadership
U. S. Army Materiel Command
Redstone Arsenal, AL
9:30 am
Session II: Doing Business with DoD
Ms. Sharon R. Morrow
Assistant to the Director
Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Mentor-Protégé Program Manager
Liaison for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Workforce Development
10:00 am Morning Break
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Session III: Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates to Federal Careers Internship Programs
10:15 am Ms. Victoria L. Bowens
Diversity and Inclusion
Department of the Navy
Washington, DC
10:45 am LTC Rod Doyle
Acting Chief Diversity Officer
Equal Opportunity Program Manager
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
11:15 am Mr. Bryan Stevens
Talent Acquisition & Business Strategist
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
11:45 am Transition to Lunch
12:00 pm Session IV: DoD's Personnel and Readiness Strategic Initiatives
Mr. Clarence Johnson, SES
Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session V: DoD Research and Development Opportunities
1:00 pm Dr. Troy Alexander
Basic Research Portfolio Director (Acting)
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
Headquarters, Army
1:30 pm Mr. Anthony C. Smith, Sr.
Department of the Navy’s HBCU/MI Program
Arlington, VA
2:00 pm Mr. Edward J. Lee
HBCU/MI Program Coordinator
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Arlington, VA
2:30 pm Mr. Geoffrey Wilson
Deputy Program Manager
Test and Evaluation/Science and Technology Program (T&E/S&T)
Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm Session VI: Outreach Opportunities with the Department of Energy
Ms. Rhesia Pittman
Minority Education and Community Development
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Department of Energy
Washington, DC
3:45 pm Session VII: National Guard Bureau’s Minority College Outreach and Engagement Programs (MCOP)
Ms. Jacqueline Ray-Morris
EEO Manager for Minority
College Outreach Programs
National Guard Bureau
Arlington, VA
4:15 pm Session VIII: Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Center
Ms. Karen S. Hannah
Strategic Recruitment Division
Department of Defense, OSD/CPP
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
4:45 pm Networking Break
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Session IX: Workforce Development: A Tool for Creating Technical Centers of Excellence
Mr. Paul Tuttle
Director of Proposal Development
Office of Research Services and Project Management
Division of Research and Economic Development, Fort IRC
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Greensboro, NC
5:15 pm Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
5:45 pm Dr. Daryush Ila
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
6:15 pm Dr. Bruce Crawford
Executive Vice President
Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
6:45 pm Closing Remarks and Evaluation