By Ramin A. Khalili, USAMRDC Public Affairs Office

Celebrating the one hundred day mark of his tenure as the commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick, Brig. Gen. Michael Talley delivered a clear, concise message during his keynote speech at the 17th annual “Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference (SMART PROC)” on November 19 in Frederick, Maryland.

“We are in the business of saving lives at USAMRDC,” said Talley to the more than one hundred small business owners, employees, and industry partners in attendance. “And we’re always looking for the right people to help us do that.”

Talley’s opening words provided a backdrop for the rest of his speech, which was designed to explain the mission and vision of the USAMRDC and, further, how attendees can work with the federal government to achieve those mutually-desired ends. In addition, his commentary provided a general theme of sorts for the final day of the two-day event, which is noted for its ability to create unique partnerships and contracting pathways for the benefit and support of the USAMRDC and the larger DOD.

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