Section 809 Panel
Dr. Terry Raney, a Section 809 Panel Commissioner, will provide an update on the Panel’s recently released Volume 2 Report, with a focus on the Panel’s recommendations for changes to services contracting and what’s ahead as the panel works to simplify and enhance acquisition.
Defense Acquisition Spotlight
Ken Brennan will discuss the evolving policies and ongoing implementation of initiatives intended to improve the Defense Department's acquisition of services.
Civilian Acquisition Spotlight
Tiffany Hixson, Federal Professional Services Category Executive and Assistant Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, will discuss the latest developments related to federal Category Management initiatives, GSA’s schedules program, and other initiatives to enhance agencies’ buying of professional services.
2018 Acquisition Policy Survey Release
PSC and Grant Thornton will release their 9th biennial Acquisition Policy Survey, giving attendees an exclusive first look at the findings of the 2018 survey, highlighting how workforce, budgets, industry communication and other factors are shaping acquisition outcomes.
Panel of Acquisition Experts
OFPP Acting Administrator Lesley Field will keynote the conference with an overview of key OMB initiatives to improve federal acquisition and the role acquisition will play in achieving the administration’s objectives, including the President’s Management Agenda, agency reorganization and government reform plans, and pending regulatory changes.