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CHECK OUT WHAT HAPPENED AT THIS YEAR'S EVENT!  

MONDAY · NOVEMBER 18

7:00am–6:00pm  

Registration Desk Hours

7:30am–8:30am  

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall A

8:00am–8:30am  

All-Female Executive Panel Meet and Greet • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

8:30am–9:45am  

Keynote Presentation • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

  • Shay D. Assad, Director, Defense Pricing, Department of Defense

9:45am–10:45am  

Executive Panel • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Leadership Imperatives – Quality & Performance During Times of Change

  • Moderator: Tina Ballard, Executive Director, U.S. AbilityOne Commission
  • Rear Admiral Althea H. "Allie" Coetzee, Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • Major General Wendy M. Masiello, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
  • Major General Marcia M. Anderson, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve
  • Marcy Palus, Vice President of Contracts, Lockheed Martin Corporation

10:45am–11:15am  

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall A

11:15am–12:30pm  

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:30pm–1:45pm  

Lunch with Small Agency Executive Panel • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

  • Moderator: James R. Blades, Acting Deputy Vice President, Department of Administrations and Finance: Senior Procurement Executive, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • David P. Gragan, Senior Procurement Executive, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • James T. Brady, CPCM, Director of Procurement, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Linda Baier, CPCM, Chief of Acquisition Policy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Paul T. Ahern, Chief of Acquisition Management, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

1:45pm–2:15pm  

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall A

2:15pm–3:30pm  

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:35pm–4:50pm  

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:50pm–6:15pm  

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall A

  5:00pm-5:30pm  

Virtual Chapter Meet Up • NCMA Booth in Exhibit Hall A

6:00pm-7:00pm  

Mentor/Mentee Reception • Room Maryland A

TUESDAY · NOVEMBER 19

7:00am–11:15am  

Registration Desk Hours

7:30am–8:30am  

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall A

8:30am–9:45am  

Keynote Presentation • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

  • Kenneth Asbury, President and Chief Executive Officer, CACI

9:45am–10:45am  

Executive Panel • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Historical Perspectives: A View of Acquisition through the Lens of Change

  • Moderator: Stan Soloway, Fellow, President & CEO, Professional Services Council
  • Elliott B. Branch, Fellow, Department of the Navy
  • Vincette Goerl, President, Goerl Consulting, LLC
  • J. David Patterson, Executive Director, National Defense Business Institute

10:45am–11:15am  

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall A

   11:15am–12:30pm  

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:30pm–1:45pm  

Lunch with Keynote Presentation

  • The Honorable Charles F. Bolden Jr., Administrator, NASA

1:45pm–3:00pm  

Closing Executive Panel • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Aligning Quality Workforce & Performance to Changing Acquisition Trends

  • Moderator: Joanie F. Newhart, CPCM, Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
  • Jeffrey Birch, Director (Acting), Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)
  • Ray Horoho, Senior Human Capital Executive, Center For Human Capital Innovation
  • Melissa A. Starinsky, Chancellor, Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
  • Linda Allen, Director, Acquisition Directorate, Washington Headquarters Service

2:00pm–5:00pm  

FREE Contract Management Career Fair • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

WEDNESDAY · NOVEMBER 20

8:30am–4:30pm  

National Education Seminar • Harding

9:00am–1:00pm  

NCMA Certification Exams • Coolidge

Attendees received 13 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for their attendance.

Check out our competency charts to locate track sessions focused on specific training competencies of interest.






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