2020 News

2020 SMARTPROC GOVCON Planning — Nov/Dec TBD 2020

Please stay tuned for news on our 19th Annual SMARTPROC GOVCON (Procurement Conf). We are currently planning a virtual event; details expected by early to mid October.

SMART Pandemic Rapid Reaction & Recovery Program

The Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART) Congressional Initiative is working to combat the Worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). We have formed a Joint Group Program, SMART Pandemic Rapid Reaction & Recovery (PR3), to address the immediate US and International requirements to mitigate this crisis and any other current or future crisis. Our Economic Development Group Chair, Robert Mazzuca, is leading this Program supported by all Groups but of course primarily: Health Care, International, HLS/Public Safety and Veterans.

SMART Background: SMART was created in 1999 by bipartisan Senators, Congressmen and the White House Office of S&T Policy; including VP Joe Biden (then US Senator) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. It is a formal, bi-partisan collaboration among U.S. Congressional Members (8 Senators & 39 Representatives of DE, MD, NJ & PA), Federal Executive Branch Leaders (White House and 56 Agencies), State and Local Officials, International Allies and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technical and Economic Development Community leaders. The SMART Not For Profit Membership company Board of Directors and Group Chairs, composed of leaders from Academia, Business, Government Labs/Field Agencies and Professional Associations; provide the daily, grass-roots staffing for SMART.

The vision of the SMART Congressional Initiative is collaborative activities of the complete technical community addressing technical enterprise via issue papers, events and project execution. By the complete technical community we include R&D academia, businesses, government labs/field agencies and professional associations.

Highlights of our past 21 years are led by:

– Issues:

— Supreme Court Case victory as a co-plaintiff for Veteran Owned Business

— Chilean Mine Rescue; Provided the transportation solution that enable expedited delivery of the drill rigs in time to create the air hole

– Events:

— 328 major events, Keynotes by Congressional & Fed Exec Branch Leaders

— Selected by the Mandela Foundation to conduct the US component on Capitol Hill of the 100th Anniversary of Mandela‚Äôs Birth.

– Projects

— $625M in projects

— Two high dollar; $140M & $125M

SMART has executed the above activities with the highest standards of public and private ethics. The leadership of the Congressional component of SMART has twice requested an audit by Congressional Ethics of the full Initiative (all elements). Each audit (6+ months) returned zero findings. Finally, we conduct Winter and Summer SMART Capitol Hill Forums among the leadership of SMART to address our priorities and ensure continued compliance of current ethical and moral standards.

For further general information of SMART, please contact Robert Carullo, Executive Director, at [email protected] or cell 609-304-2904.

For further information of the details of our Pandemic Rapid Response & Recovery Program, contact Robert Mazzuca, Economic Development Group Chair, at [email protected] or cell 856-669-4382.