2022 Federal Acquisition Conference Agenda 


Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m.

   Welcome and Opening Remarks
12:00 p.m.

  • David Berteau, President & CEO, PSC
  • Ann-Marie Johnson, VP, Federal Market Engagement, CGI Federal
 

4th Annual PSC Business Forecast Scorecard
12:10 p.m.
The fourth edition of PSC’s annual Federal Business Forecast Scorecard will examine and rank procurement forecasts from 60+ federal agencies and sub-components. Why do forecasts matter? Federal contractors rely on procurement forecasts to conduct business planning activities and better meet the needs of government. Walk away with key takeaways from this year's scorecard including agencies with top marks, where there is room for improvement, and more.

  • Stephanie Kostro, Executive Vice President for Policy, PSC
  Keynote
12:20 p.m.

  • INVITED: Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Moderator: David Berteau, President & CEO, PSC
  Networking Break
12:50 p.m.
  Panel: Managing Cyber Risk in IT Procurements

1:00 p.m.
Safety and reliability of cyber infrastructure are federal and industry priorities. Identifying, understanding, and managing risks throughout supply chains are essential as our nation tries to reduce opportunities for hacking, phishing, and cyber intrusion. Supply chain breaches compromise the reliability and integrity of procured products and services, including but not limited to hardware and software solutions, needed for government operations. How do federal officials employ cyber and IT procurement risk management? What solutions can industry offer?  

  • Mara Winn, Associate Director for Planning and Coordination, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC)
  • Craig Kaucher, Assistant PEO for Cyber and Operations, PEO at Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) 
  • Jennifer A. Swanson, Chief Engineer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology (virtual)
  • Ricky Clark, Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, HHS (virtual)
  • Moderator: Jeff Shen, President, Red Team Consulting
     
  Networking Break
1:50 p.m.

 

Panel: Countering the Great Resignation: Recruitment and Retention in a Tight Talent Marketplace
2:00 p.m.
A wave of retirements and resignations, known as the “Great Resignation,” is complicating recruitment of skilled federal workers. How will the Great Resignation impact the acquisition knowledge base and what contractor capabilities support development of talent in government agencies? How will federal agencies compete for workforce against commercial sector wage competition in an inflating marketplace? 

  • Peter Bonner, Associate Director, Human Resources Solutions, OPM
  • Chris Bennethum, Assistant Commissioner, GSA’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) within the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
  • Moderator: Soraya Correa, President & CEO, Soraya Correa & Associates LLC
     
  Networking Break
2:50 p.m.

Panel: Increasing Speed of Award: Challenges and Opportunities
3:00 p.m.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy recently issued guidance for agencies to track and reduce Procurement Administrative Lead Times (PALT). PALT reduction through Other Transaction Authority and Class Deviation have been normalized to expedite time from solicitation to award using processes outside of the FAR. These developments highlight Federal appetite to streamline federal acquisition and bureaucratic processes. What steps are the government adopting to shorten acquisition timelines through and outside of the FAR?

  • Karla Smith Jackson, Senior Procurement Executive, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer, and Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA 
  • John M. Tenaglia, Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) (virtual) 
  • Rita McNair, Division Manager, AAQ-200, FAA (virtual)
  • Moderator: Tim Cooke, President & CEO, ASI Government, LLC
  Networking Break
3:50 p.m.
 

Stronger Together: An Armchair Discussion on Government-Industry Collaboration to Support Federal Missions 
4:00 p.m.
A tight talent marketplace, budget uncertainty, inflation, and geo-political unrest underscore the need for collaborative approaches to acquiring and managing federal capabilities. Senior acquisition leaders from DHS and DoD will highlight pragmatic ways to leverage industry experience, knowledge, and innovative acquisition solutions and coordination of missions intersecting both defense and homeland security spaces.  

 
  • Maj Gen Cameron Holt, Dep Asst Sec of the Air Force for Contracting
  • Nina Ferraro, DHS Deputy Chief Procurement Officer
  • Moderator: Alexa Raimondi, Lead Partner, DHS, Deloitte
 

Wrap-up and Closing remarks
4:50 p.m.

  • Stephanie Kostro, Executive Vice President for Policy, PSC
  Networking Reception
5:00 p.m.

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