World Congress 2014 Speakers

Check Out This Year’s Keynote and Executive Panel Speakers!


WC14 - Branch

Event Chair

Elliott B. Branch, Fellow 

Department of the Navy 

WC14 - Augustine


Norman R. Augustine 

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Former Under Secretary, U.S. Army 

Norman R. Augustine is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation's largest defense contractor, and a former undersecretary of the U.S. Army. Augustine currently serves as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council. Among Augustine's many honors are the National Medal of Technology and the U.S. Department of Defense highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal, given to him five times. 

WC14 - Bush


Wes Bush

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Wesley G. Bush was elected chief executive officer and president of the company effective January 1, 2010 and chairman of the Board of Directors effective July 19, 2011. He has served on the Board of Directors since September 2009. Bush served as president and chief operating officer from 2007 through 2009, as president and chief financial officer from 2006 through 2007, and as corporate vice president and chief financial officer from 2005 to 2006. Following the acquisition of TRW Inc. (TRW) by the company, he was named corporate vice president and president of the Space Technology sector.

WC14 - Davis


The Honorable Thomas M. Davis

Director of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP; former member of Congress (VA); and former chair of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.

The Honorable Thomas M. Davis serves as the director of federal government affairs for Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he continues his commitment to effective, common-sense solutions to government. Davis served seven terms in Congress representing Virginia’s 11th congressional district.  

During his tenure in the House, he served as chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, as well as the chair of the subcommittee on Technology and Procurement Policy. Under his leadership, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee investigated matters related to the effective administration of government programs of great public interest. These programs included government contracting in support of the war in Iraq, the Agriculture Department’s handling of the discovery of Mad Cow Disease in the United States, the flu vaccine shortage, the role of the National Guard in national security and homeland defense, and management of the Department of Homeland Security.

WC14 - James


The Honorable Deborah Lee James

Secretary, United States Air Force

Deborah Lee James is the secretary of the Air Force, Washington, DC. She is the 23rd secretary of the Air Force and is responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including the organizing, training, equipping, and providing for the welfare of its more than 690,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen and their families. She also oversees the Air Force’s annual budget of more than $110 billion.


Executive Panel Speakers Include:

WC14 - Auletta WC14 - Bolton WC14 - Chvotkin

Laura Auletta 

Executive Director, Procurement Policy and Oversight, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Her bio

The Honorable Claude Bolton 

Executive in Residence, Defense Acquisition University

Alan L. Chvotkin 

Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council

His bio

WC14 - Ely WC14 - Epstein WC14 - Field

Kay T. Ely

Director, IT Schedule Programs, Integrated Technology Services, Federal Acquisition Service/General Services Administration

Stephen Epstein 

Chief Counsel, Ethics and Compliance, The Boeing Company

His bio

Lesley A. Field

Deputy Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

WC14 - Hallock WC14 - Jordan WC14 - Koses

Harry P. Hallock

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)

His bio

Joseph Jordan

President, Public Sector, FedBid, Inc.; Former Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Jeffrey A. Koses

Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration

His bio

WC14 - McCabe WC14 - McGrath WC14 - Meade

Kymm McCabe

President & CEO, ASI Government

Her bio

Beth McGrath

Director, Federal Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Her bio

James S. Meade

Executive Director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Acquisition and Procurement; Department of the Navy Senior Services Manager

His bio

WC14 - Miller WC14 - Nayak WC14 - Newhart

Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

His bio

Nick Nayak

Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

His bio

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

 WC14 - Styles

Angela B. Styles

Partner, Crowell & Moring; and Co-Chair, Government Contracts Group

Her bio


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