World Congress 2009

Contracting—Surfing the Waves of Change

April 5–8, 2009
Long Beach, California

 

Tracks and Sessions

1.    Agencies—This session sponsored by Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
  • The Veterans Administration's Acquisition Academy's Approach to Developing Trusted Business Advisors
    Dr. Steven Kelman, Fellow, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; Lisa Doyle, Chancellor, VA Acquisition Academy; Melissa Starinsky, Vice-Chancellor of the Acquisition Internship School, VA Acquisition Academy; Paschal Dawson, VA Acquisition Intern, Class President; and Selena Robinson, VA Acquisition Intern, Class Vice-President
  • So You Think You Know the FAR
    Michelle M. Currier, CPCM, Fellow, Associate Director, Mission and Installation Contracting Command; and Mark Lumer, Fellow, President, WSLL Consulting, LLC
  • Acquisition Leadership Under the Gun: The Pentagon Rebuilds Post 9-11, I-35W Bridge Replacement, and The San Diego County Wildfires
    Walker Evey, President and CEO, Design-Build Institute of America; Jeff Eckland, Fellow, Eckland & Blando LLP; and Keith Spears, San Diego County Sheriff Department
  • A Transformation Lesson: FEMA Acquisitions
    Kathleen Engel, Chief, Mount Weather Acquisition Section, Federal Emergency Management Agency; and Jay Cohen, Contracting Officer, WCF Team Lead, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Innovating the Supply Chain for Current and Future Defense Department Programs
    William C. Johnston, Jr., Fellow, Managing Director, Aerospace and Defense, Regulatory and Compliance, KPMG, LLP; and Atif Mirza, Manager, Aerospace and Defense, Regulatory and Compliance, KPMG, LLP
  • Beyond Goals for the Warfighter
    Ron Poussard, CPCM, Director, Secretary of the Air Force Small Business Programs
2.    Business Development
  • Using the BD-CMM - a Framework for Business Development Excellence
    Howard Nutt, Executive Director, Business Development Institute International
  • Understanding your Organization's Strategic Planning Process and Tools
    Jim Wilson, Claremont Strategy Center, Inc.
  • Applying Competitive Intelligence to Understand Customers and Competitors
    Melanie Wing, Global Director of Competitive Intelligence, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Understanding Proposal Development and the Contract Manager's Role
    David Bol, Shipley Associates
  • Leveraging Stakeholder Competencies to Enhance Business Development Performance
    Tim Cummins, President and CEO of the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management; Howard Nutt, Executive Director, Business Development Institute International; and Stacy Goff, American Society for the Advancement of Project Management
  • Managing Risk in Business Development and Program and Project Delivery
    Stacy Goff, American Society for the Advancement of Project Management
3.    Contract Administration
  • Contracting and Tax Accountability: Ensuring a Level Playing Field
    Dr. Rene Rendon, CPCM, CPM, PMP, Fellow, Professor, US Naval Postgraduate School; and Juanita Rendon, CPA, Professor, US Naval Postgraduate School
  • Acquisition Strategy: Bridging the Gap Between Requirements and Source Selection
    Virginia Wydler, CPCM, Fellow, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; Paul Tetrault, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton; and Doug Zwiselsberger, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • What Happens After the Contract is Awarded?
    Etta Waugh, Senior Acquisition Specialist/Site Lead, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
  • Pricing Arrangements: Choose Your Contract Type Wisely and Reduce Your Risk
    Jo Cunningham, Principal Policy Analyst, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Approving and Managing Subcontracting Plans
    Tom Reid, Fellow, Chief Problem Solver, Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC
  • Liability for Loss, Damage, Destruction, or Theft of Government Property Under Federal Contracts
    Douglas Goetz, Professor, Defense Acquisition University
4.    Contract Law and Compliance
  • Two-Step Debriefing Process: The Ultimate Elimination of Acquisition Protests
    Sharon Bodford, Contracting Officer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; and Deborah Lee, Physical Security Specialist, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Invisible Terms and Creative Silence: What You Don't See Can Help or Hurt You in Cross-Border Contracts
    Helena Haapio, International Contract Counsel, Lexpert Ltd.
  • The New Contractor Fraud Reporting Requirements
    Rob Burton, Fellow, Partner, Venable LLP
  • The World is Flat (Government Procurement, Not so Much)
    Bill Weisberg, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
  • Driving Contract Compliance Though Strategic Procurement
    William Cooper, Associate VP & Chief Procurement Officer, University of Missouri
  • 2008 Year-in-Review
    Terrence M. O'Connor, Special Counsel (Government Contracts), Albo & Oblon LLP; and Seth Berenzweig, Attorney, Albo & Oblon LLP
5.    Contract Negotiations
  • Predictive Modeling During Negotiations
    Joan Wysoske, Fellow, Contracting Officer, US Army TACOM; and and Joel P. McMains, CPCM, Fellow, Senior Vice President, Contracting and Administration, Sterling Healthcare
  • Financial Aspects of Contract Negotiations
    Melanie Burgess, Government Contract Consultant, Cherry, Bekaert, & Holland, LLP; and Beverly Arviso, CPCM, Fellow, President, Arviso, Inc.
  • Negotiations and Standard Processes (Contractor's Perspective)
    Lisa Farrall, Contracts Manager and DECS, Harris Corporation GCSD; and Marie Verderame, Fellow, Contracts Manager and DECS, Harris Corporation GCSD
  • Contractor Motivations in Negotiations
    Tom Reid, Fellow, Chief Problem Solver, Certified Contracting Solutions, LLC
  • Truth in Negotiations Act: The Road to Compliance
    Kenneth Dawe, Director, KPMG-Advisory Services Aerospace and Defense; Erick Owens, Senior Associate, KPMG-Advisory Services Aerospace and Defense
  • How to Avoid Conflict With Suppliers (or How to Create Good Conflicts With Suppliers)
    Jon Maxim, President, Maxelerate
6.    Executive and Leadership I
  • Managing Contractors in the Battlespace
    Dr. Steven Schooner, CPCM, Fellow, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, George Washington University
  • Driving Performance
    Anne Reed, President & CEO, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
  • Impact of Identity Theft on Commercial Card Programs and How to Protect your Organization… and Yourself
    Bruce Sullivan, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Federal Government, Visa, Inc.
  • The Acquisition Reform Journey: Where Have We Been? Where Should We Go
    Charles Chadwick, Vice President of Contracts and Business Conduct, BAE Systems
  • What You Need to Know About the Revised DoD Instruction 5000.02 (Operation of the Defense Acquisition System)
    Vic Avetissian, Fellow, President, Avetissian & Associates LLC; and Richard B. Oliver, Partner, McKenna, Long & Aldridge
  • Presentation by David Drabkin, Fellow, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration
7.    Executive and Leadership II
  • Seizing the Opportunity in Change
    Patsy Reeves, Fellow, Director, Contracting Aeronautical Systems Center
  • Panel: Rules and Benefits in Partnering with Nation's Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
    Moderator: Vic Avetissian, Fellow, President, Avetissian & Associates LLC; Panelists: Ronald Poussard, CPCM, Director, Office of Air Force Small Business Programs; Timothy Foreman, Director, Navy Small Business Programs; Daniel Jacobs, CPCM, Fellow, Chairman and CEO, The Federal Market Group; and Michael Rendine, President, Assured Space Access Technology Inc.
  • Streamlining the Source Selection Process
    Ralph Nash, Fellow, Emeritus Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Unleashing Change: Practical Change Management Advice for Implementing Reverse Auctions (and Other Innovations)
    Dr. Steven Kelman, Fellow, Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Kennedy School, Harvard University; Soraya Correa, Director, Office of Procurement Operations, US Department of Homeland Security; John Stever, Division Chief, Office of Acquisitions Management, Information Technology Division, Department of State; and David A. Drabkin, Fellow, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration 
  • Flying High in FAA Acquisition
    Frank Spampinato, CPCM, FAA Director of Contracting and Acquisition Policy
  • Offset Contracts Under Defence Procurement Regulations in India: Evolution, Challenges, and Prospects
    Sandeep Verma, LLM Candidate, The George Washington University Law School
8.    Finance, Accounting, Cost and Pricing
  • Contract Finance Strategies
    Beverly Arviso, CPCM, Fellow, President, Arviso, Inc.
  • Cost Accounting, Internal System Compliance, and/or Dealing With DCAA Audits
    Bill Keating, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.; and John Van Meter, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • Financial Statement Analysis: Key to Identifying Fraud
    Juanita Rendon, CPA, Professor, US Naval Postgraduate School
  • Essential Elements of Cost Reasonableness and Realism
    Brent Calhoon, Director, Navigant Consulting; Bill Keating, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.; and John Van Meter, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.
  • The Benefits of Vertical and Horizontal Integration of Cost and Pricing Data
    Scott Clayton, CPCM, Implementation Manager, Executive Business Services
  • Indirect Rate Essentials
    Andrew J. Stowe, Manager, Beers + Cutler, PLLC
9.    Human Capital and Career Management
  • Managing the Blended Workforce for Success!
    Marshall Hephner, Consultant, Acquisition Solutions, Inc; Fred Schellhammer, Consultant, Acquisition Solutions, Inc; and Sarah-Jane Allen, Consultant, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
  • Effective Stakeholder Management in Sourcing and Procurement
    Whitney Taylor, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc, Senior Sourcing Manager
  • Mark Twain on Contracting
    Speaker TBA
  • Contract Staff Optimization
    Peter Dale, Director of Contracts, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • New Professionals Panel 1 (Student Members and Chapters, CMLDP, and New Professionals CoP)
    Crystal Glenn, Project Controller, SAIC; Ed Rinkavage, Fellow, Director Federal Acquisition Advisory Services, YRCI CMP, and Sean Lingo, Manager, Acquisition and Program Support, Acuity Consulting, Inc.
  • New Professionals Panel 2 (Mentoring, Career Advancement, and Networking)
    Linda Riviera, Contracting Officer, NASA; Bill Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow, Chief Knowledge Officer, Acquisition Solutions, Inc; Dr. Rene Rendon, CPCM, CPM, PMP, Fellow, Professor, US Naval Postgraduate School; and Melanie Burgess, Government Contract Consultant, Cherry, Bekaert, & Holland, LLP
10.    Knowledge Management
  • Track Introduction and Discussion of Better Practice Transfer
    Bill Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow, Chief Knowledge Officer, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
  • The PwC Lifecycle of Knowledge: Embedding KM in Business Process to Respond to Client Challenges
    Sloane Menkes, Principle Account Team Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Sherlonda Goode-Jones, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Michael Flentje, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bridging the Gaps: How to Transfer Knowledge in Today's Multigenerational Workplace
    Kent Greenes, Greenes Consulting
  • Managing the Risk of Knowledge Loss Due to Workforce Attrition: Retaining and Leveraging the Critical and Relevant Knowledge of the Workforce
    Moderator: Bill Kaplan, CPCM, Fellow, Chief Knowledge Officer, Acquisition Solutions; Panelists: Eric Niemann, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services; Kent Greenes, Greenes Consulting; and Jeff Stemkefrom, Knowledge Strategist, Chevron
  • Using KM Process and Tools to Manage Change and Drive Innovation (part 1)
    Kiho Sohn, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne
  • Using KM Process and Tools to Manage Change and Drive Innovation (part 2)
    Kiho Sohn, Chief Knowledge Officer, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne
11.    Service Contracting
  • Performance-Based Standards for Service Contracts: Tips on Writing Metrics
    Clareice Chaney, CPCM, Senior Acquisition Specialist, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.; Etta Waugh, Senior Acquisition Specialist, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
  • Incentive Arrangements that Work
    James Gill, Technical Advisor to the Director of Contracting, Space & Missile Systems Center
  • Streamlining Performance-Based Contracting Process Through the AbilityOne Program
    Dave Theimer, Asst. Vice President, NISH
  • Success by Design: Merging Contract Design and Service Design
    Helena Haapio, International Contract Counsel, Lexpert Ltd.; and Katri Rekola, Managing Director, Rekola Design
  • Managing Service Contracts in the Department of Defense
    Rene Rendon, CPCM, CPM, PMP, Fellow, Professor, US Naval Postgraduate School
  • Creating and Sustaining a Successful B2B Service Relationship
    Katri Rekola, Managing Director, Rekola Design
12.    Task, Delivery Order, and Schedule (TDOS) Contracting—This session sponsored by Centre Consulting, Inc.
  • GSA Schedules: Recent Trends, Contractor Challenges, and Best Practices
    Tony Fuller, Partner, Beers + Cutler, PLLC; and Bill Bressette, Partner, Beers + Cutler, PLLC
  • Hot Issues in GSA and VA Contracting
    Barbara Kinosky, President, Centre Consulting Inc.
  • Subcontracting Issues Under GSA Schedules
    Barbara Kinosky, President, Centre Consulting Inc.
  • Your GSA Service Schedule Contract: Get It and Keep It!
    Ralph Lentz, CPCM, Supervisory Contract Specialist, General Services Administration
  • The "Fair Opportunity" Requirements of IDIQ Contracts
    James Phillips, Executive Vice President, Centre Consulting Inc.
  • Multiple Award Contracts: Providing Value of Government Agencies with Diverse Contractor Environment
    Stephanie Ambrose, Vice President, Federal Opertations, CGI; Tim Farris, Headquarters, Procurement Operations Division, Environmental Protection Agency; Mercedes Fitchett, Program Manager, Business Transformation Agency; and Jan Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs
     

Certification Fast Track and Exam Sessions

NCMA will be offering certification exams at no cost on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 to World Congress attendees. Though the $95 exam fee will be waived, the relevant application fees are not. Please note: Your application must be approved before you can take any certification exam. Applications may be submitted onsite, but please note that documentation of education and training requirements will be required.

To help you with your exam preparation, we have assembled several subject matter experts to conduct Fast Tracks for each certification on Monday and Tuesday (April 6 and 7). These sessions can be found in tracks 13, 14, and 15. You are not required to attend these Fast Track sessions to participate in the exam, but you must be registered as a conference attendee.  Please note: There will be no study materials provided at these sessions. Also, you may test for more than one certification, but an approved application for each certification must be on file. Due to automation constraints, the exams will be administered via pencil-and-paper.

To ensure your application is processed on time, please annotate "WC09" at the top of the application when you submit it to our Certification Administrator.  For more information on NCMA certification, the updated requirements, applications, and study materials, please click here

13. CPCM Fast Track

  • Contract Principles
    Dr. Mike Criss, Senior Fellow, Fluor Government Group; and Jack R. Hott, CPCM, Fellow, Manager, Procurement Data Systems & Practices, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Contract Planning/Strategy
    Dr. Mike Criss, Senior Fellow, Fluor Government Group; and Jack R. Hott, CPCM, Fellow, Manager, Procurement Data Systems & Practices, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Specialized Knowledge
    Dr. Mike Criss, Senior Fellow, Fluor Government Group; and Jack R. Hott, CPCM, Fellow, Manager, Procurement Data Systems & Practices, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Contract Administration
    Dr. Mike Criss, Senior Fellow, Fluor Government Group; and Jack R. Hott, CPCM, Fellow, Manager, Procurement Data Systems & Practices, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • CPCM Exam
  • CPCM Exam
14. CFCM Fast Track
  • FAR Overview (Parts 1 – 12)
    Terrence M. O’Connor, Special Counsel (Government Contracts), Albo & Oblon LLP; and Seth Berenzweig, Attorney, Albo & Oblon LLP
  • FAR Overview (Parts 13 – 26)
    Roy A. Nyquist, CPCM, Fellow, Federal Contract Manager, Tremco Incorporated; and Beverly Kuykendall, National Director of Small Business, Tremco Incorporated
  • FAR Overview (Parts 27 – 41)
    Terrence M. O’Connor, Special Counsel (Government Contracts), Albo & Oblon LLP; and Seth Berenzweig, Attorney, Albo & Oblon LLP
  • FAR Overview (Parts 42 – 51)
    Roy A. Nyquist, CPCM, Fellow, Federal Contract Manager, Tremco Incorporated; and Beverly Kuykendall, National Director of Small Business, Tremco Incorporated
  • CFCM Exam
  • CFCM Exam
15. CCCM Fast Track
  • UCC Overview:  Article 1 (Parts 1 – 3) and Article 2 (Parts 1 – 2)
    Allen L. Anderson, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC; and Jeffrey L. Roth, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC
  • UCC Overview: Article 2 (Parts 3 – 5)
    Allen L. Anderson, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC; and Jeffrey L. Roth, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC
  • UCC Overview: Article 2 (Parts 6 – 7)
    Allen L. Anderson, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC; and Jeffrey L. Roth, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC
  • UCC Overview: Article 2a (Parts 1 – 6)
    Allen L. Anderson, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC; and Jeffrey L. Roth, Attorney, Fees & Burgess, PC
  • CCCM Exam
  • CCCM Exam





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