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AEROSPACE + DEFENSE TRAINING FORUM 2013 AGENDA
 
Wednesday March 13
8:30am–4:30pm  
National Education Seminar Topaz
   
Thursday March 14
7:30am–4:00pm  
Registration Desk Hours
7:30am–8:30am  
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall  Emerald Ballroom
8:30am–9:30am  
Keynote Presentation Crystal Ballroom

Training Competency: Fiscal Responsibility & Accountability
Session Goal:
To provide participants with a leadership perspective on the value of acquisition and contract management as a mission imperative in support of sustainment capabilities for space/aerospace mission objectives.


 
  • General Lance Lord, USAF (Ret.), President/CEO, L2 Aerospace Microsoft Powerpoint Document
9:30am–10:45am  
Executive Panel Discussion Crystal Ballroom
Self-Governance—A Discussion on Ethics & Compliance in Aerospace & Defense

Training Competency: Ethics & Compliance
Session Goal:
To ensure participants understand and value the importance of ethics in government and the need for transparency and compliance. Participants will learn invaluable lessons from renowned experts that will equip them with policies and strategies to effectively provide and execute solutions within ethical parameters.

 

 
  • Moderator: Charlie D. Chadwick, Fellow, Vice President, Contracts & Business Conduct, BAE Systems, Inc. 
  • Gail D. Zirkelbach, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge
  • Eric R. Feldman, Principal, Director of Corporate Compliance Programs, Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
  • Kim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, Senior Vice President for Corporate Contracts and Pricing, SAIC
10:45am–11:15am  
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall Emerald Ballroom
 
11:15am–12:30pm   Advancing Professionals Panel Discussion Crystal Ballroom
Emerging Leaders in Contract Management—A New Perspective

Training Competency: Developing a Quality Workforce
Session Goal:
To provide participants with a better understanding of workforce trends, diversity, and other demographic considerations in the development of emerging leaders in contract management. Participants will also learn from advancing professionals on the importance of on-the-job training methods, mentoring strategies, and critical-thinking methods and their impacts/effectiveness on performance-based procurement objectives.


 
  • Moderator: Colonel Karl C. Bird, USAF (Ret.), CPCM, Fellow, Acquisition Manager, Director, NCMA Board, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Khadra Abdulkareem, Contract Specialist, Chair of NCMA's Advancing Professional Community, McDonough Bolyard Peck
  • Carly Cox, CFCM, Director of Contracts, Peerless Technology Corporation
  • Wesley L. Dewalt, MBA, PMP, Contracting Officer, GSA Federal System Integration and Management Center; NCMA Vice President of Membership Washington DC Chapter 
  • Matthew Jeffery, CFCM, Contract Specialist, Air Force Research Laboratory
12:30pm–1:30pm   Networking Lunch Crystal Ballroom
(Sponsored by American Public University)
1:30pm–2:30pm  
Keynote Presentation Crystal Ballroom

Training Competency: Fiscal Responsibility & Accountability
Session Goal:
Participants will learn about key pricing and economic trends facing both the industry and government sectors. Attendees will better understand the impacts of current-day budget constraints and how they affect key considerations and decisions relative to procurement and pricing objectives.


 
  • Maj Gen Darryl A. Scott, USAF (Ret.), Corporate Vice President, Contracts & Pricing, The Boeing Company
2:30pm–3:00pm  
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall Emerald Ballroom
3:00pm–4:00pm  
Executive Panel Discussion Crystal Ballroom
Breaking the Barriers on Government & Industry Engagement

Training Competency: Collaboration in Government & Industry
Session Goal:
To instill in participants the value and importance of collaborative engagement strategies to effectively execute agency mission objectives. Discussions will highlight appropriate techniques to facilitate key communication and FAR-based trends to support procurement business decisions.

 

 
  • Domenic Cipicchio, Lead Contract Strategist, Federal Contracts Group, Deloitte Services, LP
  • Tim Dowd, Director for Contracts, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command
  • Kimberly "Kymm" McCabe, President/CEO, ASI Government
  • Colonel Winston McColl, USA (Ret.), CPCM, Director of Purchasing and Contracting, County of San Diego
4:00pm–6:00pm  
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall Emerald Ballroom
(Sponsored by Bloomberg Government)
   
Friday March 15
7:30am–12:15pm  
Registration Desk Hours
7:30am–8:30am   Breakfast Crystal Ballroom Foyer
7:30am–8:30am   Executive Panel Discussion Crystal Ballroom
Maintaining Contract Management Excellence in a Transformational Workforce (Sponsored by NCMA's Women's Forum Community)
 

Training Competency: Developing a Quality Workforce
Session Goal:
To provide participants first-hand perspectives on the development of key skills and abilities needed for growth as a contracts management professional. Attendees will hear from prominent female leaders in the contract management profession and learn about accomplishing an organization's mission while overcoming both unique and universal challenges, such as knowledge management and ensuring the workforce has the right skills for the job. Through lecture and discussion, attendees will have direct access to impressive influential female leadership and mentoring .
 
  • Moderator: Kim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, Senior Vice President for Corporate Contracts and Pricing, SAIC
  • Kimberly "Kymm" McCabe, President/CEO, ASI Government
  • Melissa A. Starinsky, Chancellor, Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
  • Gail D. Zirkelbach, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge (Invited)
8:30am–9:30am   Keynote Presentation Crystal Ballroom
(Sponsored by NCMA's Women's Forum Community)

Training Competency: Developing a Quality Workforce
Session Goal:
To provide participants with a better perspective on workforce issues and efforts of the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA)to ensure the adequate development of a capable and quality contract management workforce. Participants will gain an understanding of how the VAAA is dedicating its efforts to change behavior, improve performance, and create a path of excellence in acquisition for our veterans and wounded warriors.


 
  • Melissa A. Starinsky, Chancellor, Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Microsoft Powerpoint Document
9:30am–10:45am   Executive Panel Discussion Crystal Ballroom
Acquisition in This Time of Crisis: A Balancing Act

Training Competency: Fiscal Responsibility & Accountability
Session Goal:
Participants will learn key insights and perspective on budget impacts due to sequestration and the fiscal cliff. They will engage in frank discussions exploring the issues facing the acquisition workforce today, including fallout from the "fiscal cliff", as well as findings from the Professional Service Council's (PSC) recent biennial acquisition policy survey.

 

 
  • Moderator: Steven L. Schooner, CPCM, Fellow, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, The George Washington University
  • Michael R. Rizzo, Chairman of the Government Contracts Practice; McKenna, Long and Aldridge LLP
  • Stan Z. Soloway, Fellow, President and CEO, Professional Services Council 
10:45am–11:00am   Networking Break (No Exhibits)
11:00am–12:15pm   Executive Panel Discussion Crystal Ballroom
Policies & Strategies for Efficiency-Driven Contract Management Objectives

Training Competency: Fiscal Responsibility & Accountability
Session Goal:
To provide participants with a better perspective on how to operate and execute in the most efficient and effective manner given a budget-constrained and austere environment. Participants will learn from renowned experts on how to leverage best practices, training, and tools to meet the needs of the customer, contractual relationships, and contract vehicles.

 

 
  • Moderator: Glenn Richardson, Executive Consultant and Industry Advisor
  • Steve Weiss, Executive Vice President of Government Business Operations, CACI
  • RADM Lenn Vincent, USN (Ret.), Fellow, Industry Chair, Defense Acquisition University
  • Melissa A. Starinsky, Chancellor, Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
   
Attendees will receive 10 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for their attendance.
This event meets all requirements laid out in 5 CFR 410.404.
† Indicates a pre-conference event that requires a separate registration fee.
 
 





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