2021 Federal Acquisition Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Welcome and Budget Briefing
12:30 p.m.
Stephanie Kostro,  Executive Vice President. Policy, PSC

PSC’s Executive Vice President of Policy will highlight what industry is seeing across federal agencies as it relates to how government is acquiring services from contractors and lessons learned. Get a better understanding of how executive orders, large contract vehicles like CIO-SP4, Services MAC, and more are evolving the federal marketplace. Plus, get a federal budget briefing that includes the latest obligations, President’s Budget Request, and timeline.

12:40 p.m.

Jason Miller, Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
   Ten Minute Break
1:10 p.m.

Government-Wide Contract Vehicles and Driving the Next Cycle of Acquisition Success
1:20 p.m.

  • Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
  • Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), U.S. General Services Administration
  • Katrina Brisbon, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Moderator: Mark Youman, SVP, Business Development, ICF

    A panel discussion focusing on the intent behind upcoming Government-Wide Contract Vehicles – to discuss what is driving their use, expectations for rollout, and how industry might best approach opportunities for upcoming vehicles. Panelists included in this session have been chief developers and utilizers of Government-Wide Contract Vehicles from the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Health and Human Services and the Office of Management and Budget.
  Ten Minute Break
2:10 p.m.


Acquisition as a Team Effort - Within a U.S. Agency
2:20 p.m.

  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Eric Hysen, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Moderator: Courtney Hammond, Principal, Deloitte 

    Agency leaders highlight how acquisition is a “team sport” as senior leaders strive to address critical requirements, such as those within the information mission area, through procurement innovation and emphasis on honest, open, early and frequent communication between industry and government.
  Ten Minute Break
3:10 p.m.

Small Business Cyber Hygiene and Project Spectrum Update
3:20 p.m.
Jesse Salazar, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S)
Melinda Woods, Enterprise Technologies & Cyber Director, Eccalon 

  Wrap-up and Breakout Sessions
3:50 p.m.
Stephanie Kostro,  Executive Vice President. Policy, PSC
  Break-out Sessions – Innovation, Disruptors, and Supply Chain Management 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will be able to select from a variety of breakout sessions that will focus on upcoming acquisition innovation factors and disruptors that will drive success, as well as how supply chain management will integrate in innovative approaches.

  • Breakout 1: Acquisition and Artificial Intelligence
    How the fast-paced and ever-changing landscape of Artificial Intelligence can challenge acquisition processes and how industry can be more responsive to U.S. Government needs.
    • David Kumashiro, Director, Research and Analysis, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)
    • Kevin McGinnis, Director, Research and Analysis, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)
    • Moderator: Tim Cooke, CEO and Owner, ASI Government
  • Breakout 2: CMMC-AB and Cyber Supply Chain
    Matthew Travis, CEO of the CMMC-Accreditation Body, will discuss his organization’s work and engagement with industry, laying the groundwork for a robust discussion of how U.S. Government and contractor community officials can work together in this increasingly critical area of national security.
    • Matthew Travis, CEO, CMMC Accreditation Body
    • Moderator: Dr. Darren Death, Chief Information Security Officer, ASRC Federal
  • Breakout 3: Acquisition Mavericks: Leveraging Alternatives to the FAR
    How U.S. Government customers and industry can successfully use acquisition practice alternatives to the FAR, as evidenced through efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration.
    • Marvin Poindexter, Director, Acquisition Policy and Oversight, AAP-1, Federal Aviation Administration
    • Moderator: Sandra Hinzman, Senior Vice President, Contracts and Property, SAIC