Government Contract Management Conference 2009

November 5–6, 2009
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Bethesda, MD

Thank you to the GSA Office of Acquisition Policy for their support of this year’s event.

Agenda

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

8:30am–4:30pm

Pre-Conference Seminars

  • Risk Management for Complex U.S. Government Contracts and Projects
  • Contract Negotiations
  • CPCM and CFCM Fast Track Exam Preparatory Sessions

2:00pm–6:00pm

FREE Contract Management Career Fair

  • 30+ Organizations ready to hire
  • Contract management career panel discussion
  • Career counseling sessions with members of NCMA Board of Directors

 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

7:30am–8:30am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Miracorp

 

8:30am–8:40am

Opening Comments

Gary Poleskey, CPCM, Fellow, NCMA President

Anne Reed, Conference Chair, President and CEO, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.

8:40am–9:30am

Keynote Speaker

Challenges, Opportunities, Building a Smarter Government PDF format

Anne Altman, General Manager, Global Public Sector, IBM

9:30am–10:45am

General Session Panel

Federal Acquisition Policy Initiatives: Insourcing and Inherently Governmental Functions

  • Steven Schooner, CPCM, Fellow, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Matthew Bloom, OFPP Representative

10:45am–11:15am

Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

11:15am–12:30pm

3 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Common Acquisition Touchpoints Between Industry and Government PDF format: Jessica Morgenstern, Director of Strategic Initiatives, APMP, and Business Development Operations Manager, Northrop Grumman

Streamlining Procurement for Federal Agencies Through Effective GWACS PDF format: Robert Coen, Deputy Program Director, NITAAC; Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP Program Manager; and Marcelo Olascoaga, Deputy Director, GWAC Programs, U.S. General Services Administration

Developing Effective Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) in Specifying, Cost Estimating, and Executing a Program Acquisition PDF format: Kerry A. Sheehan, Manager, Corporate Relations and Training, MCR, LLC

Personal Conflict of Interests PDF format: Terry Raney, Senior Vice-President, CACI International

12:30pm–1:45pm

Lunch, with Guest Speaker

Sponsored by Aquilent

 

1:45pm–2:15pm

Networking break—dessert served in Exhibit Hall

 

2:15pm–3:30pm

4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

The Role of Cost in Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) PDF format: Michael Thompson, NAVAIR Contract Manager, MCR Federal Inc.

Best Practices to Avoid Protests PDF format: Barbara Kinosky, President, Centre Consulting

Acquisition Intern Programs: Successes and Best Practices PDF format: Lisa Doyle, Chancellor, Acquisition Academy, Department of Veterans Affairs; and Donna Jenkins, Director, Acquisition Workforce, Department of Homeland Security

Contracting for Information Technology Capability—Challenges and Solutions: Diann McCoy, Practice Management Executive, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.; Jerry E. Williams, Chief Information Officer, HUD; Tim Harp, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3ISR&IT Acquisition), OASD NII/CIO; and John Gilligan, President of the Gilligan Group

3:30pm–4:45pm

4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Contracting Insights for Performance Based Logistics (PBL) PDF format: Robert Barnhart, Research Associate, University of Tennessee and Managing Partner, Logistics and Acquisition Partners, LLC

Certification Trends/Update

Closing the Gaps in Service Acquisition: Lyle Eesley, Fellow, Director, Learning Center of Excellence for Service Acquisition, Defense Acquisition University

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Implementation and Reporting Requirements PDF format: Christopher Yukins, Associate Professor of Government Contracts Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University Law School; and Aris Georgopoulos, Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education; the University of Nottingham School of Law

4:45pm–6:00pm

Conference Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2009

7:30am–8:30am

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Miracorp

 

8:30am–8:40am

Opening Comments

Anne Reed, Conference Chair, President and CEO, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.

8:40am–9:30am

Keynote Speaker

An Overview of the NISH/AbilityOne Program PDF format

David Theimer, Assistant VP of Marketing, NISH; and Robert Graham, Mail Clerk, ServiceSource

9:30am–10:45am

General Session Panel

Federal Acquisition Legislation Update

  • Eric Cho, Counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Andrew Hunter, Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee
  • Jon Etherton, Etherton and Associates, Inc.

10:45am–11:15am

Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

11:15am–12:30pm

4 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Strategies for Developing and Implementing Effective Acquisition Savings Plans: Dr. Steven Kelman, Fellow, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; Deborah Broderick, Deputy Procurement Section Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Soraya Correa, Director, Office of Procurement Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; John Ely, Executive Director, Office of Procurement, Customs and Border Protection; and Bryon Young, Executive Director, Contracting Center, U.S. Army RDECOM

So You Think You Know the FAR PDF format: Michelle Currier, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow, Professor of Contracts, Defense Acquisition University

Update on GAO Protest Decisions PDF format: Mike Golden, Managing Associate General Counsel, Procurement Law Division, GAO (invited)

Most Probable Cost in Government Source Selection PDF format: William Haseltine, CCEA, President, SCEA

12:30pm–2:00pm

Lunch, with Guest Speaker

Sponsored by Aquilent

Acquitision Reforms for the New Administration PDF format

The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Affairs

2:00pm–3:15pm

General Session Panel

Managing the People: Acquisition Workforce Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Joanie Newhart, CPCM, Senior Procurement Executive, Department of Transportation

  • Frank Anderson, Fellow, President, Defense Acquisition University
  • Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
  • Donna T. McCarthy, Ph.D. CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. Director, Federal Acquisition Institute
3:30pm–5:00pmNCMA Women's Forum
An interactive roundtable discussion on issues facing women in the profession PDF format





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