2014 Symposium Agenda 

Check out what's happening at this year's event!

 

Please note that the below schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

3:00pm–6:00pm   

Registration Open

9:30am–5:00pm   

Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2014

5:30pm–7:00pm   

Fall Chapter Leader Summit 2014 Awards Reception

Monday, November 3, 2014

7:00am–6:00pm   

Registration Open

7:30am–8:30am   

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall C

8:30am–9:45am   

Keynote Presentation  • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom 

  • Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

9:45am–10:45am   

Executive Panel Discussion • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Successful Partnerships for Acquisition Excellence

  • Moderator: Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Greg Giddens, Executive Director, Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO), Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, US Customs and Border Protection
  • Dr. Kung Chen, CEO, Founder, Captricity

10:45am–11:15am   

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall C

11:15am–12:30pm   

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:30pm–1:45pm   

Lunch with Keynote Presentation • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

  • Robert Sicina, Executive in Residence, Department of International Business, Kogod School of Business, American University

1:45pm–2:15pm   

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall C

2:15pm–3:30pm   

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:45pm–4:50pm   

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:50pm–6:15pm   

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall C

5:00pm–5:30pm   

Virtual Chapter Meet-UpNCMA booth in Exhibit Hall

6:00pm–7:00pm   

Council of Fellows ReceptionMadison Room

6:00pm–7:00pm   

Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) Book ClubMcKinley Room

6:00pm–7:00pm   

Women’s Forum Networking ReceptionWilson Room

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7:00am–3:00pm   

Registration Open

7:30am–8:30am   

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall C

8:30am–9:45am   

Keynote Presentation • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

  • The Honorable Anne E. Rung, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget

9:45am–10:45am   

Executive Panel Discussion • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
GAO High Risk Agency Best Practices

  • Moderator: Jim Crumpacker, Director, GAO-OIG Liaison Office, Department of Homeland Security
  • Harry P. Hallock, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)
  • Tim DiNapoli, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Joseph Waddell, Deputy Associate Administrator for Acquisition & Project Management, and Senior Procurement Executive, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy

10:45am–11:15am   

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall • Exhibit Hall C

11:15am–12:30pm   

5 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:30pm–1:45pm   

Lunch with Executive Panel Discussion • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
View from the Hill: Insights on Anticipated Congressional Changes

  • Moderator: Jon Etherton, President & Owner, Etherton and Associates, Inc
  • Rich Beutel, Senior Advisor, House Committee on Reform and Government Oversight
  • Troy Cribb, Senior Counsel, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Jay Maroney, Counsel to the Majority, Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Bradley Saull, Advisor, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives  

1:45pm–3:00pm   

Executive Panel Discussion • Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Global Acquisition Success Stories

  • Moderator: Nick Nayak, President & CEO, Green Light Acquisition
  • Jim Blades, Small Agency Council Procurement Committee Chairperson Senior Procurement Executive, Managing Director Contracts and Grants Management, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Rear Admiral Althea H. "Allie" Coetzee, Deputy Director, Contingency Contracting, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy
  • Cathy Read, Director, Acquisitions Management, Department of State

2:00pm–6:00pm   

FREE Contract Management Career FairThurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

8:30am–4:30pm   

National Education Seminar

9:00am–1:00pm   

NCMA Certification Exams

† Indicates a pre-conference or post-conference event requiring a separate registration fee.

Attendees will receive 13 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for their attendance.
This event meets all requirements laid out in 5 CFR 410.404.

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