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NGA Small Business Initiatives

- CDT
Antone's, 16th Floor & Virtual

Dale Rainey
NGA, Director, Office of Small Business Programs

Dale Rainey is currently the Director for the Office of Small Business Programs for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  As the Director, Mr. Rainey is responsible for promoting the use of small, small disadvantaged, HUBZONE, women-owned (small), service disabled veteran owned businesses, historically black colleges / universities and minority institutions within NGA. Additionally, he is part of acquisition planning to ensure small businesses are provided an equitable opportunity for prime and subcontracting opportunities.  Additionally, Mr. Rainey is heavily involved in market research.

Mr. Rainey has a breadth and depth of experience from several agencies and brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and dedication to the programs he supports.  Mr. Rainey is retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service.  He then transitioned to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he managed multi-billion dollar programs for three years.  He transitioned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2006 and has worked in various capacities in acquisitions/contracting.  He transitioned as the Director, Office of Small Business Programs 30 September 2019 of this year.  During his 35 plus years of federal government service, he has worked in the contracts acquisition field in various assignments.  He was selected to participate in the Education With Industry (EWI) Program where he worked at Kodak in Rochester, New York to gain an understanding of how industry does business with the government; his next assignment was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio where he procured engines for the F-22 Raptor, the F-15 and F-16 Fighter Jets; his next assignment after that was to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Virginia where he retired from the Air Force.  He was selected to work for the CIA with duty at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.  After three years with the CIA, he finally transitioned to NGA in 2006.  Mr. Rainey is committed to the small business program mission, the historically black colleges / universities and minority institutions programs and the small business community in support of National Security and our nation’s War Fighters.      

Mr. Rainey earned an Associate Degree in Human Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.  Mr. Rainey went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University along with an another Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.


Small business is a big priority for the federal government — including the Department of Defense. Not only is there economic value in helping U.S. startups and entrepreneurs succeed, but the DoD is working hard to up its technology game by diversifying its industrial base with new ideas, new technologies, and new partners. 

With nearly 50% of major DoD awards still concentrated within the same five companies, find out how NGA is doing its part to make it easier for small businesses to work with the government. Dale Rainey will brief you on how he ensures these companies — especially women- and minority-owned businesses — are provided an equitable opportunity for prime and subcontracting opportunities.


Attendees (71)

Alec Longarzo
Alec Longarzo
Dcode, Director
Wayne Polatkan
Wayne Polatkan
Tuloy, Chief Executive Officer
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Bill Robinson
Frontier Technology Inc., Vice President
Sergio Gallucci
Sergio Gallucci
SCOUT Inc., CTO
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Karen (KK) Krause-Bencal
Activate, VP, Defense Innovation
Matthew Schuler
Matthew Schuler
Saint Industries Inc, Chief Strategy Officer - PCADS HALO
Sophia Rodriguez
Sophia Rodriguez
Booz Allen Hamilton, Technology Infusion Leadership Team
ME
Michael Ertmer
@AUSAPittsburgh & Army AI2C
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Robert Ortman
D-Fend Solutions, Pre-Sales Engineer
Esteban Castellanos
Esteban Castellanos
Mira, DoD Program Manager
Mark Hair
Mark Hair
CEREBRAS SYSTEMS, FEDERAL LEADER
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Randy Groves
Exabyte.io, Business Development Public Sector
Zachary and Levy
Zachary and Levy
Cognovi Labs, Managing Director
Jeanne Walter
Jeanne Walter
Leidos, Product Owner
Nelson Salas
Nelson Salas
Grug Group / JetX, Founder
Karen Fray, PMP
Karen Fray, PMP
National Security Innovation Network, National Service Portfolio Director
James Julius
James Julius
VISIMO, President & CEO
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