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Thursday, November 8

8:45am–9:45am Keynote Presenter
Paul Denett, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
9:45am–11:00am General Session Panel: The Future of Interagency Contracting

Robert Burton, Deputy Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Molly Wilkinson, Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration; Elaine Duke, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS; and Neal Fox, Consultant and former Assistant Commissioner for Commercial Acquisition, General Services Administration.
11:00am–11:30am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:40am–12:40pm Breakout Sessions
  • Lessons Learned: Recent GAO protest Decisions on “Best Value” Procurements
    Ray Pushkar, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Ten Common Issues in Subcontract Management (and How to Resolve Them)
    Jeff White, CEO, J.A. White & Assoc
  • FAR Update 2007
    Julia Wise, Procurement Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy; and Alan Chvotkin, Senior Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council
  • Advanced Issues in Multiple Award Schedule Contracts
    Jonathan Aronie, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12:40pm–1:40pm Networking Luncheon
1:40pm–2:00pm Dessert and Coffee in Exhibit Hall
2:10pm–3:10 pm Breakout Sessions
  • How Federal Agencies Can Implement Reverse Auctions (and How Industry Can Survive Them!)
    Steve Kelman, Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Diane Sahakian, Contracting Chief, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection; John Stever, Director, Department of State, Office of Acquisition Management, Information Technology Division; and Gabrielle Ward, Director, Operations and Policy, Army Contracting Agency
  • Managing Your Success
    M. Sylvia Ball, Chief Learning Officer, Treasury Acquisition Institute
  • The New FAR Part 45: Government Property: What’s in It For Me?
    Richard Culbertson, Manager, Asset Management, Lockheed Martin; and Eric Saindon, Deputy Director, DCMA Government Property Group
  • Implementing Performance-Based Contracting for Services
    Lyle Eesley, Professor of Contracting, Defense Acquisition University; and Julia Wise, Procurement Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
3:10pm–4:30 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, November 9

8:45am–9:45am Keynote Presentation: The Outlook for the American Economy in a Global Setting

Todd Buchholz, Expert on Global Economic Trends and Former Managing Director of the Tiger Hedge Fund
9:45am–11:00 am General Session Panel: Strategic Sourcing of Federal Services

Raj Sharma, President and CEO, Censeo Consulting Group; Steve Kelman, Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Stuart A. Hazlett, SES, Deputy Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (Strategic Sourcing); and Edward Simpson, Director, Office of Procurement & Assistance Management, and Senior Procurement Executive, Department of Energy
11:00am–11:30am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
11:40am–12:40pm Breakout Sessions
  • Government Customer Relationships
    Tom Reid, Chief Problem Solver, Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC
  • Practical Implications of Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI)
    William M. Weisberg, Attorney At Law, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Point-Counterpoint: What is or is not a “Commercial” Item?
    Harvey Nathan, Vice President of Contracts, EADS North America Defense; and David Drabkin, Senior Procurement Advisor, General Services Administration
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses: How to Find Them and What to Expect
    Louis J. Celli, Jr., CEO, Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center, Inc.
12:45pm–2:15pm Luncheon Presentation

Introduced by: Patrick Rowe, Acting Executive Director and CEO, Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

Nathan Short, Iraq Veteran, Registered Equipment Management Systems Monitor, Tinker AFB, OK
2:15pm–3:15pm General Session Panel: Current Legislative Initiatives

Moderator: Karen Wilson, Director of Acquisition Policy and Industrial Affairs, The Boeing Company

Panelists: Cathleen D. Garman, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Armed Services Committee; Jonathan Etherton, president and owner of John G. Campbell, Inc. and president and owner of Etherton and Associates, Inc.; Mary Ellen Fraser, Counsel and member of the Government Contracts practice, McKenna, Long & Aldridge; and David Drabkin, Fellow, deputy chief acquisition officer and senior procurement executive for the U.S. General Services Administration

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