Impact of Category Management on Small Businesses

August 22, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Trump administration is reviewing and rewriting its approach to utilizing Category Management. As the Office of Federal Procurement Policy develops a comprehensive strategy, there are growing concerns about the impact on small businesses.

Join BGOV, NACA and National 8(a) Association for a webinar to review how small businesses should address the challenges presented by category management.

Topics include:
– What is category management?
– How does category management influence federal purchasing from small businesses?
– How can small business continue to grow their federal portfolio in the age of category management?



Paul Murphy
Senior Data Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Paul Murphy is a Senior Data Analyst with Bloomberg Government. Murphy's expertise includes building custom dashboards, big data analysis, and small business spending trends. Before Bloomberg acquired his company in 2010, he spent 25 years as President of Eagle Eye Publishers, where he brought the first-ever desktop-based contracts database to market. He received a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies with Departmental Honors from Colgate University in 1979. Follow me @pjmur55

Michael “Keawe” Anderson
Executive Director
Native American Contractors Association

Michael “Keawe” Anderson, is a Native Hawaiian who grew up on Maui, Hawaii, and is passionate about advancing Native economic development. He is the principal advocate for NACA on policies and programs impacting the participation of Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs), and tribally owned enterprises in the federal government marketplace. As Executive Director, Mike represents Native community-owned businesses, encompassing over 600,000 tribal members/shareholders. These businesses provide quality products and services to their federal customers, and apply profits earned from these government contracts to the benefit of their communities. In protecting, advocating, and advancing the NACA priorities and interests, Mike nurtures positive relationships with senior executives and policy makers in Congress and the Administration, with other like-minded associations and advocacy groups, and with the national and local media. He also ensures NACA Members are kept up-to-date on federal legislation, policies, and regulations – especially the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program – as they affect NACA members. Mike is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, has a master’s in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and a master’s degree in strategic military studies from the Air University. He holds a certificate in government contracting from the George Washington University.