Conference Agenda

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Monday, December 4

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.Keynote Presenter
Lurita Doan, Administrator, U.S. Government Services Administration
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.General Session Panel: Blended Workforce and Other Workforce Issues

Moderator: Ron Smith, Contracts Director, EADS NA Defense

Panelists: Tom Luedtke, Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA; Terry Raney, Senior Vice President, CACI; Theresa Everett, DNI Procurement Executive; and Ron Flom, Director for Management Services and Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Personnel Management

Ron Smith Presentation     Terry Raney Presentation
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.Breakout Sessions (4 Concurrent)
  • How to Keep the GSA Money Your Company Makes: Best Practices and Other Useful Tools
    Deborah Lague, Division Director, IT Acquisition Center
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  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Negotiating the Minefields of Export Controls and Compliance
    Candace Miller, Director, International Trade Compliance, BAE Systems, Inc.
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  • Current Developments in Organizational Conflicts of Interest
    William Weisberg, Partner Sullivan & Worcester
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12:40 - 2:00 p.m.Luncheon Presenter
Belinda Porras, Project Manager, Employment Source, and Recipient of the NISH Evelyne Villines Award for Outstanding Achievement
2:10 - 3:10 p.m.Breakout Sessions (4 Concurrent)
  • Current Developments in Organizational Conflicts of Interest (repeated)
  • Strategic Sourcing (repeated)
  • Service Contracting
    Ronald A. Poussard, Air Force Program Executive Officer for Combat & Mission Support
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    David Scruggs, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies
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  • GovWorks Contracting
    David Sutfin, Assistant Director, Acquisition Services, National Business Center, Department of the Interior
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3:10 - 4:30 p.m.Reception and Book Signing in Exhibit Area

Gregory A. Garrett will be signing copies of his new book, Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams, during the opening reception.

Tuesday, December 5

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.Keynote Presenter
Paul Denett, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
9:45 - 11:00 a.m.General Session Panel: Inter-Agency Contracts

Moderator: Stan Soloway, President, Professional Services Council

Panelists: Emily Murphy, Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA; and Elaine Duke, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS; and Rob Burton, Associate Administrator, OFPP
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area - exhibit hall closed at 11:40 a.m.
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.Breakout Sessions (4 Concurrent)
  • Purchase Requests for Dummies: Extending Procurement Automation to the Requirements Community
    Jose R. Solis, Jr., Lt Col, USAF Chief Joint Staff Acquisition Management Branch Office of the Joint Staff Comptroller
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  • Subcontract Management-A Compliance Primer
    Jeffery A White, CPM J.A. White & Associates, Inc.
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  • Domestic Emergency Contracting
  • Earned Value Management
    David Muzio, Consultant, DLM Consulting
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12:45 - 2:15 p.m.Luncheon Presentation: Key Contracting Legislation Panel

Moderator: Karen Wilson, Director, Acquisition Policy & Industrial Affairs, Public Policy & Analysis Group, Boeing Government Relations Office

Panelists: John Brosnan, Senior Counsel, House Government Reform Committee; Jeff Green, Counsel, House Armed Services Committee; Max Kidalov, Counsel, Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee; Peter Levine, Minority Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee; and Mark Stephenson, House Government Reform Committee
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.General Session Panel: Section 1423 Acquisition Advisory Panel

Moderator: Steven Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, John F Kennedy School of Management, Harvard University

Panelists: Trey Hodgkins, Director of Defense Programs, Information Technology Association of America; Carl DeMaio, President and Founder, The Performance Institute; Johnathan Etherton, Member of the Acquisition Advisory Panel and Principal, Etherton and Associates; and Roger Waldron, Member of the Acquisition Advisory Panel and Acting Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer at the General Services Administration
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.FREE Contract Management Career Fair

Wednesday, December 6

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Post-Conference Seminars (separate fee required)

Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams
Presented by Gregory A. Garrett, CPCM, C.P.M, PMP, Senior Partner, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.

Contract Negotiations
Presented by Steven R. Boshears, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow, NCMA Chief Knowledge Officer

Breakout Session Presenters

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