Agenda

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Wednesday, July 26

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Pre-Conference Workshop

Performance-Based Acquisition

Thursday, July 27

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Keynote Presenter
Ken Dahlberg, CEO, SAIC
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.General Session Panel: Appropriate Roles of Government and Contractors

Moderator: Stan Soloway, President, Professional Services Council

Panelists: Tom Luedtke, Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA Headquarters; Terry Raney, Senior Vice President, CACI; and Henry Kleinknecht, Principal Director for Contracting, Office of the Inspector General, DoD
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Break in Exhibit Area
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.Breakout Sessions
1. Competitive SourcingCathy Garman, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, Contract Services Association; Joe Sikes, DoD; and Kent Smith, President, Del-Jen
2. Doing Business With UniversitiesDudley Sharp, Manager, Industrial Negotiations and Contract Support, Office for Research and Sponsored Project Administration, Arizona State University; and Debbie Shaver, Site Supervisor, Arizona State University
3. Earned Value ManagementDeborah A. Tomsic, Senior Program Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense; Dave Bachman, Performance Learning Director, Defense Acquisition University; and Patti Tisone, Corporate Director, Pricing, Estimating & Program, Northrop Grumman
4. Homeland Security and the SAFETY ActGerald Musarra, Vice President, Trade and Regulatory Affairs, Lockheed Martin; and Mark Robertson, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Luncheon Presentation
Deidre Lee, Deputy Director of Operations, FEMA
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Dessert and Coffee in Exhibit Hall
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
1. Potential Rise in Protectionism: Will Isolation Make a Comeback? (Buy America, Berry Amendment, TAA)Joe Tasker, General Counsel, Information Technology Association of America; Tom Abbott, National Chair of the Government Contracts, McKenna Long & Aldridge; and Mary Ellen Fraser, Counsel, Member of the Government Contracts Practice, McKenna Long & Aldridge
2. Contractors on the BattlefieldRandy King, Headquarters, Department of Army Program Manager, Contractors Accompanying the Force
3. (Repeat) Earned Value Management 
4. FAR Part 12 Commercial ContractingTom Reid, Chief Problem Solver, Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Break in Exhibit Area
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.General Session Panel: Business Transformation

Rich Fabbre, program manager for DTS at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; James "Ty" A. Hughes Jr., Deputy General Counsel for Acquisition, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; Mark Krzysko, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Processes; and Julia Wise, Procurement Policy Analyst, OFPP, OMB
Fabbre Presentation
Hughes Presentation
4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.NCMA General Membership Forum
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.Reception in Exhibit Hall (prize drawings-must be present to win!)

Friday, July 28

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Keynote Presenter
Shay D. Assad, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.General Session Panel: The Workforce: Do We Have Enough to Accomplish the Mission?

Moderator: Ron Smith, Contracts Director, EADS NA Defense

Panelists: Frank Anderson, President, DAU; Sandy Sieber, Director, Army Contracting Agency; and William T. Woods, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, GAO
Smith Presentation
Anderson Presentation
Sieber Presentation
Woods Presentation
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Refreshment Break (no exhibits on Friday)
11:00 a.m. - NoonBreakout Sessions
1. DOD Open Systems Based Projects: Implications for the Contracting ProcessDr. Rene G. Rendon, CPCM, CFCM, C.P.M., PMP, Fellow, on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
2. Navigating the Cost Impact Process (FAR Part 30)Nick Sanders, Director, Government Contract Practice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
3. Predictive Analysis and Early Risk Identification in Strategic Sourcing DecisionsDr. Aaron Amacher, Chief Executive Officer, Superlative Technologies, Inc.; Claude Speed, Technical Director, Superlative Technologies, Inc.; and Sharon Martin, Homeland Defense, DCMA Industrial Analysis Center
4. Small Business IssuesLinda Oliver, Deputy Director, OSD SADBU
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Networking Luncheon
1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.Breakout Sessions
1. (Repeat) DOD Open Systems Based Projects: Implications for the Contracting Process 
2. DAPA PanelCol. Al Boykin, Assistant for Reserve Program Integration AQ Reserve Advisor (SAF/AQX); and Eileen Giglio, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategic Plans and Initiatives
3. Courting Disaster: Contracting in the Wake of Natural DisastersGlenn Sweatt, General Counsel, Environmental Chemical Corporation
4. What to do When Things go Wrong?J. William Eshelman, Attorney at Law., Tighe Patton Armstrong Teasdale, PLLC

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