Monday, December 5

8:00 - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am

Keynote Address: Helen Greiner, Co-founder and President, iRobot

9:30 - 10:45 am

General Session Panel: Managing Programs for Value

Moderator: David L. Muzio, Procurement Policy Analyst, Office of E-Government in the Office of Management and Budget
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Panelists: Mike Sullivan, Consultant, Acquisition Solutions; and Julia Wise, OFPP
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10:45 - 11:15 amRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:20 am - 12:30 pmBreakout Sessions
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest
    Diane K. Whitmoyer, Vice President, Contracts, BAE Systems
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  • Small Business Issues
    Denise Benjamin-Sirmons, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting, SBA
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  • Workforce Issues
    Gloria Sochon, Director, Federal Acquisition Institute; Paul Denett, Vice President, Contracting Programs, ESI International; and John Krieger, Center Director, Contracting Center, Defense Acquisition University
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  • Exporting from the Engineer's Perspective
    Charlie Chadwick, Vice President, Contracts, BAE Systems
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12:30 - 2:00 pmLuncheon Presentation
Dr. Steven Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
2:10 - 3:20 pmBreakout Sessions
  • Managing Subcontract Compliance
    Jeffery A. White, President and CEO, J.A. White & Associates
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  • GSA Schedule Terms and Conditions: Comply or Die
    Jonathan Aronie, J.D., Partner, Office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton
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  • Capture Management for Federal Contracts
    Ed Alexander, Director of Federal Training Programs, Shipley Associates
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  • Encouraging Minority Business Participation Through Procurement Policies

    Moderator: Ranjit S. Sahai, P.E., President & CEO, RAM Consulting Corporation
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    Panelists: Percy Dangerfield, Manager, D/MBE Compliance Division, Office of Equal Opportunity, Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA); Michael Lynch, P.E., Manager, IDS, Office of Highway Development, MSHA; and Jennifer Jenkins, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, MSHA

3:20 - 3:50 pmRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00 - 5:00 pmGeneral Session: Section 1423 Federal Advisory Panel
Marcia C. Madsen, Chair of the SARA Section 1423, Federal Advisory Panel
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5:00 - 6:00 pmNetworking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, December 6

8:00 - 8:30 amContinental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 amKeynote Address: Robert A. Burton, Acting Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget
9:30 - 10:45 am

General Session Panel: Strategic Sourcing

Moderator: Tom Sharpe, Director, Office of the Senior Procurement Executive, Department of Treasury

Panelists: Al Sligh, Jr., Director, Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Systems, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Keith Strange, Vice President, U.S. Postal Service; Leslie Field, Policy Analyst, OFPP; and David Grant, Director of the Office of Procurement, IRS

10:45 - 11:15 amRefreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
(exhibits closed after break)
11:20 am - 12:30 pmBreakout Sessions
  • The SAFETY Act
    Moderator: Ray Biagini, Partner, McKenna, Long and Aldridge

    Panelists: Andrew Howell, Vice President, Homeland Security, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Wendy A. Howe, Director, Office of the SAFETY Act Implementation, Department of Homeland Security

  • Intellectual Property/Software Licensing
    Holly Emrick Svetz, Government Contracts, Morrison and Foerster; and Dave Forbes, NASA, FAR Council Representative
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  • Competitive Sourcing
    Cathy Garman, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Contract Services Association; Glenn Davidson, President, EquaTerra Public Sector; and Tom Luedtke, Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA Headquarters
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  • FAR Update
    Gerald Zaffos, Director, Contract Policy Division, Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer, U.S. General Services Administration

12:30 - 2:00 pmKeynote Luncheon: Congressman Don Manzullo, Chairman of the House Small Business Committee
2:00 - 3:00 pm

General Session: Legislative Update

Moderator: Jon Etherton, Assistant Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Panelist: Cathy Garman, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Contract Services Association


Wednesday, December 7

8:30 am - 4:30 pmPost-conference Workshops (additional fee)

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