Colleagues, if we could get everyone to the table, we're not quite here in total. Mr. McCauley just sent me a note that he's on his way. I'm sure Mr. Whalen is going to be here shortly. We're without a full complement, but we will still proceed.
Welcome to both Professor Orser and Professor Riding. Thank you for being here to assist us in discussing and analyzing small and medium-sized enterprises in the federal procurement system.
Colleagues, after we finish a one-hour panel with both Professor Orser and Professor Riding, we'll go in camera for about 15 minutes to do some committee business to try to clean up a few loose ends before we adjourn, this being the last meeting of the year.
Professor Orser, I understand you have a brief opening statement. Please proceed.