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Conferences and Events

The NSA Acquisition Organization conducts a variety of outreach initiatives for the purpose of establishing partnerships with industry, academia, and other local, state, and federal government entities.

If you are interested in participating in any of the following upcoming events. Registration announcements are made via the NSA Acquisition Resource Center several weeks prior to the event.

"Pathway to Success" Briefing

"Pathway to Success" is designed to assist new vendors, large and small, in learning about this Agency, our needs, and special programs intended to enhance our industrial base. "Pathway to Success is a standing, quasi biweekly meeting. This is the Office of Small Business Programs "Start-up Guide" for how to do business with the Agency, and is held in lieu of one-on-one meetings with companies due to the large numbers of small businesses interested in working with the NSA. Information on both internal and external marketing opportunities will be provided as well. Registration is required in advance and will be secured on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the meeting or view available dates, please visit Please note: you must be a US citizen to attend. Registration is limited to two people per company.

Technology Expositions/Vendor Showcases:

These events are designed to provide NSA personnel with a convenient opportunity to observe the latest technologies of interest to NSA and to provide companies with a cost- and time-effective forum to demonstrate their capabilities. We survey the population within the campus buildings and match the exhibiting vendors with the correct venue to enable a productive and successful experience.

Business in A Minute:

Our Business in a Minute event consists of focused meetings scheduled throughout the day between industry representatives, NSA prime contractors, and NSA government offices. Industry representatives have 15 minutes to present their best case for doing business with this Agency to the prime contractors and government offices. Hosts, in response, either schedule a follow-up meeting with the company or advise the company that their products/services are not of current interest or must be further researched.

NSA/AFCEA Mission & Acquisition Symposium:

NAMAS is an annual classified event held in the spring that provides detailed information on NSA's intentions for the future. NSA provides industry with current, relevant mission and acquisition information, such as current and upcoming focus areas, near-term solicitation schedules, and long-term government business forecasts. The symposium is intended to strengthen NSA's partnership with Industry and support Industry's strategic business planning. Attendance is restricted to individuals with the appropriate level of clearance. Details regarding NAMAS are released via NSA's Acquisition Resource Center (ARC).

NSA Acquisition/Information Partnership Exchange:

The Office of Small Business Programs hosts the NSA Acquisition/Industry Partnership Exchange (NAIPE). The conference is unclassified and attendees must be from companies actively working/under contract with NSA. NAIPE is designed to give NSA Industry contractors the opportunity to meet with representatives from select Agency organizations to discuss issues they are experiencing while doing business with the Agency. The event consists informative breakout sessions and presentations by Acquisition executives.


Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Oct 22, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Oct 22, 2015