Performance-Based Service Acquisition Community of Practice Virtual Conference



Sponsored by

American Graduate University

Performance-Based Service Acquisition Community of Practice Virtual Conference

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Time: 12:00pm–4:00pm ET
The recording of this Virtual Conference is now available for purchase!

About the Conference

The Performance-Based Service Acquisition Community of Practice Virtual Conference created a very unique professional development opportunity for those in the contracting arena. Attendees heard from knowledgeable speakers on a wide array of topics, including project management, pricing arrangements for statements of work, performance metrics, legislation, regulatory issues, and more. The speakers included professionals from both government and industry to facilitate both points of view throughout the conference. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to take advantage of the unique forum created by the nature of a virtual conference, which allows for a more open exchange of information and ideas between both the participants and presenters.

Conference presentations are now available-use the links in the agenda below to download them.


Opening Remarks Neal Couture, CPCM, Executive Director, NCMA
Management/Administration of a Performance Based Contract Susan Thibodeaux, CFCM,  Assistant General Manager and Contract Administration, IAP Worldwide Services
Taking PBA to the Next Level Stan Livingstone, PBA Practice Area Lead and Bill Neustadt, Consultant, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
Contract Types and Appropriate Incentives Jo Cunningham, Distinguished Member Laboratory Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Intermission/Q&A Session
Lessons Learned in Service Acquisition Lyle Eesley, Fellow, Director, LCOE for Service Acquisition, Defense Acquisition University
Project Management of Performance-Based Service Acquisition Dr. Rene Rendon, CFCM, CPCM, Fellow, Associate Professor, Naval Post Graduate School
Performance Metrics...Real or Expected Etta Waugh, CFCM, CPCM, Senior Acquisition Specialist, Acquisition Solutions, Inc.
Legislation, Regulation, Trends Alan Chvotkin, Esq, Senior Vice President & Councel, Professional Services Council
3:40pm–4:00pm  Q&A Session
Closing Remarks Neal Couture, CPCM, Executive Director, NCMA



American Graduate University

Special thanks to our sponsor

American Graduate University is a premier provider of master's degree and certificate programs for acquisition and contract management, program/project management, general management, and supply management professionals since 1976. All courses are offered in AGU's exclusive distance learning format. Tuition is very affordable and includes all textbooks. Advanced standing for approved courses is available. In-house classroom training courses in contract management, program management, and procurement management are available and have been conducted for over 350 industry and government organizations. For more information on our courses, please go to and download our course catalog.

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