MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109 TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
Contact: John G. Watson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 1999
NASA/JPL SPONSORS HIGH-TECH CONFERENCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS
NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA and
the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host the 11th Annual
High-Tech Small Business Development Procurement Conference,
March 2-3, at the Industry Hills Sheraton Resort, City of
Industry, CA. This event focuses on federal and corporate
subcontracting opportunities for small, minority- and women-owned
businesses in high-technology industries.
Guest speakers include Ralph Thomas, NASA's associate
administrator for small and disadvantaged business utilization,
and Patricia Smith, the Federal Aviation Administration's
associate administrator for commercial space transportation.
Workshop topics include NASA initiatives, marketing strategies
and subcontracting opportunities, Small Business Administration
programs and ISO 9000 compliance.
Registration is $95, including program materials, two
luncheons, two networking receptions, a marketplace for
exhibitors and how-to workshops.
For information on accommodations, call (800) 524-4557. For
further conference details, call (818) 354-7531, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov/boo/hight99.htm .
JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology,