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Doing Business with the U.S. Air Force

Doing Business with the U.S. Air Force

Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:00am to 11:00am

An informational event on Air & Space Force customers, problem sets, and mechanics of doing business with the Department of the Air Force.

The Department of the Air Force is confronting new and unique national security challenges within the air, space, and cyberspace domains. The collective ingenuity, intelligence, and capability of our domestic small business industrial base has long been the key to our advantage and the US Air and Space Forces are actively seeking to leverage new and existing partnerships to power future initiatives.

This webinar serves as an informational event on Air & Space Force customers, problem sets, and the mechanics of doing business with the Department of the Air Force. Additionally, this event serves as a general outreach opportunity for the Department of the Air Force to connect with Northern California small business partners.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Organization and Structure (Finding a customer)
  • Technology Focus Areas and Operational Requirements
  • Preparing to Sell to the Air Force
  • Registrations, Representations and Certifications
  • Locating Opportunities
  • Tips for a Successful Proposal
  • Q&A

Veterans Small Business Week

According to the U.S. Census Annual Business Survey, Veteran-owned businesses made up about 5.9% (337,934) of all businesses. Join us as we celebrate Veterans Small Business Week, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions veterans have made to American small business. Register for one, or all, of our three-part webinar series.

Previous Topics In This Series:

Micro Awards: Gateway to DOD Contracting

Wednesday, November 3 | 10am-11am

Certifications for Veteran Owned Businesses

Thursday, November 2 | 10am - 11am


Norcal PTAC

Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides no-cost government contracting counseling, bid matching, and training for businesses located in our 15-county service area in Northern California.

The Department of the Air Force

The Department of the Air Force is comprised of the Air Force and the Space Force. These service components to the US Department of Defense are responsible for organizing, training and equipping Air and Space Forces for global operations in the conduct of National Defense. The Department spends approximately $200 Billion annually in research and development, procurement, sustainment, maintenance and construction to support roughly 680,000 Active, Guard/Reserve and Civilian personnel operating across a global network of bases and systems.


Captain Brian M. Misuraca
Education with Industry Fellow at Apple

Captain Brian M. Misuraca is an Education with Industry Fellow at Apple in Cupertino, California. The fellowship is a highly selective program sponsored by the Air Force Institute of Technology that places top acquisitions and logistics officers with elite private sector firms for 10 months. Captain Misuraca is developing an expertise in commercial, technology-focused contracts and agreements, intellectual property rights and global microelectronics markets in his role as a Global Sourcing and Supply Manager at Apple. Captain Misuraca was born in Gloucester, Mass and enlisted in the Air Force in 2007. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and was commissioned in 2017 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala Captain Misuraca supported humanitarian relief efforts in Texas following Hurricane Gustav in 2008. Additionally, he has deployed to Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Prior to his current position, the captain provided contracting support to undisclosed Air Force and Department of Defense research and development teams as a Classified Contracting Officer at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

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