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2021 Federal Acquisition Conference Speakers
Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Jason Miller is the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget where he serves as the Federal Government’s chief operating officer. In this role, he coordinates government-wide management initiatives to protect, strengthen, and empower the Federal workforce, and ensure a more equitable, effective, and accountable Federal Government that delivers results for all Americans. Toward these goals, Mr. Miller leads the development and implementation of the President’s Management Agenda as Chair of the President’s Management Council.
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions, Department of Health and Human Services
Katrina Brisbon is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and currently serves as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions. In this role, she advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions on matters related to the HHS Acquisition Enterprise while ensuring delivery of transparent, best value solutions across the over $40 billion HHS acquisition portfolio.
Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
A winner of the 2018 Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service, Soraya Correa was appointed as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Procurement Officer in January 2015. In her capacity as the Senior Procurement Executive, Ms. Correa oversees the work of nine Heads of Contracting Activity that provide operational procurement services to DHS components, directorates, and offices. She has initiated and led several key efforts designed to improve how the 1,400 member DHS procurement workforce focuses as a team on finding the right solutions to enable and support the DHS mission. These efforts include the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework, including the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), and the Education, Development, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE) mentoring program. Additionally, Ms. Correa has continued to grow and enhance efforts including the Homeland Security Acquisition Institute, the Acquisition Professional Career Program, the Strategic Sourcing Program Office, and Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Ms. Hixson serves as the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, an office within the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). Ms. Hixson also serves as FAS’ Northwest/Arctic Region Regional Commissioner and is the governmentwide Professional Services Category Executive, appointed by the Office of Management and Budget in February 2016. In these roles, Ms. Hixson provides strategic leadership, oversight and management for FAS’s professional services, human capital services, and charge card management programs and contracts, as well as governmentwide professional services category management. She also supports FAS’ federal agency customers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington with assisted acquisition services, telecommunications, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services.
Director, Research and Analysis, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)
Dave Kumashiro is a Director for Research and Analysis at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) where he leads a team focused on the application of artificial intelligence in National Security Missions. Dave retired from the United States Air Force in 2020 as a brigadier general after serving more than 28 years. While in the Air Force, he commanded at various operational levels including as a C-17 wing commander and served in a diverse array of Joint and Air Force enterprise areas including operations, logistics, resourcing, strategy, executive talent management, and warfighter integration.
Director, Research and Analysis, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)
Kevin McGinnis is a Director for Research and Analysis at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), where he leads the Commission’s work on hardware, promoting and protecting U.S. technology advantages, and public-private partnerships. Kevin joined NSCAI from the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) National Security Division, where he was a Program Examiner covering national security investments. Kevin has also served on the AI/ML team at the Defense Innovation Unit, helping to launch and manage the xView Detection Challenge. He began his career in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master in Public Affairs, both from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.
Director, Acquisition Policy and Oversight, AAP-1, Federal Aviation Administration
Marvin Poindexter is the Director of Acquisition Policy and Oversight. Marvin reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Acquisition and Business and provides executive direction for the development and distribution of acquisition policies and guidelines and oversees the planning, development and certification of the agency’s acquisition workforce. Marvin ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency’s large, diversified and complex procurement programs through the synchronization of acquisition policies and the acquisition workforce.
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Eric Hysen was sworn in as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Feb. 1, 2021. As CIO, Mr. Hysen is responsible for strategically aligning the Department’s Information Technology (IT) personnel resources and assets, including security, infrastructure, and delivery, to support core DHS missions and activities.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Industrial Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense,
Acquisition & Sustainment
Appointed in February, 2021, Mr. Jesse Salazar serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy. In this role, he leads the Industrial Policy team as they assess, protect, and promote the Defense Industrial Base. He advises the Under Secretary of Defense of Acquisition and Sustainment on the health of the Industrial Base to ensure a robust, secure, resilient, and innovative industrial capabilities upon which the Department of Defense can rely to fulfill current and future Warfighter requirements.
CEO, CMMC Accreditation Body
Matthew Travis is the first chief executive officer of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), the nation’s sole authorized provider of cybersecurity certification credentials for the defense industrial base. Chartered by the Department of Defense but independent from it, CMMC-AB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with thousands of companies that support DoD to implement common and verifiable cybersecurity standards. Previously, Travis served as the first deputy director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the nation’s leading civilian cybersecurity agency. There he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the $2+ billion, 2000+ employee organization across the full range of its mission in cybersecurity, infrastructure protections and emergency communications. Prior to this position, he was the deputy undersecretary for national protection (NPPD) within the Department of Homeland Security.
Program Manager, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP), Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Ms. Woytek manages the strategic direction, planning and day-to-day operations of SEWP - a premier Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) providing Federal Agencies access to the latest in Information & Communication Technology solutions. Ms. Woytek is a 40-year veteran to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt Maryland. From SEWP’s inception, twenty-five years ago, through to the present, Ms. Woytek continues to be the key figure in the continuing evolution of the program.
CEO & Owner, ASI Government
Tim acquired ASI in 2017 to invigorate its commitment to federal acquisition innovation. He is President and CEO and is pleased to represent ASI’s talented, forward-leaning people who behave with integrity to create value. He participates extensively in industry organizations, including being a member of the PSC Board of Directors, the INSA Acquisition Council, NCMA Board of Advisors and Executive Committee of ACT-IAC and its Institute for Innovation. He helped to organize PSC’s Federal Acquisition Conference in past years and this year. He led the ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference from 2017-2020 and the Institute for Innovation's Acquisition Innovation projects, including the development of the Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovations.
Tim is a veteran of the Professional Services Industry serving in several business management roles for over 20 years at SRA International during its growth from a $50M revenue firm to approximately $1,900M. Prior to that, he was a Senior Economist at the Center for Naval Analyses and Assistant Professor of Economics at Rice University. He is a Summa cum Laude graduate of George Mason University and earned a MA and PhD in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Darren Death
Chief Information Security Officer, ASRC Federal
Darren Death is ASRC Federal’s Chief Information Security Officer. Death is responsible for managing the enterprise cyber security program across the ASRC Federal family of companies. A proven technology leader with over 20 years of experience deploying enterprise systems for large private and public organizations, Death has led, designed, and implemented large-scale, organizational wide enterprise IT systems with far reaching impact. Prior to joining ASRC Federal, while at the Department of Justice, Death was responsible for the creation of a nationwide enterprise processing capability across US Attorney’s, Marshalls Service, and Alcohol Tobacco and Fire Arms divisions. At the Library of Congress, Death was responsible for all emerging technologies as it related to information security.
Courtney Hammond is the Lead Consulting Partner for Deloitte’s Homeland Security Account, where she leads 500+ passionate team members in executing the Department of Homeland Security’s mission to secure the nation from the many threats we face. She is a seasoned professional with deep experience leading some of the largest and most complex information technology and organizational transformations for a diverse portfolio of federal government and State of California clients. Courtney has delivered lasting results impacting millions of residents for entities such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services; her specializations include business process improvement, change management, and strategic planning.
Senior Vice President, Contracts and Property, SAIC
Sandra (Sandy) K. Hinzman is the SVP for Contracts and Property for SAIC. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of contractual aspects of both proposal submissions and administration of programs. As part of Corporate Business Operations, Hinzman reports to the Executive Vice President for Business Operations.
Enterprise Technologies & Cyber Director, Eccalon
Ms. Melinda Woods is a dynamic national security technology and policy strategist with extensive experience in technology security, government acquisition, and all manner of defense industrial base analysis. Calling on more than a decade in the Department of Defense as an Office of the Secretary of Defense senior Industrial Policy staff member, Melinda advises on cybersecurity compliance, supply chain analysis, Government grants and contracts, technology development and integration, and program support.
SVP, Business Development, ICF
Mark Youman is a Senior Vice President at ICF and leads the firm’s Contract Vehicle Program Management Office. In this role he coordinates ICF service offerings and partners to provide professional services and technology solutions to civilian and defense agencies. Mr. Youman has over 25 years of management and technology services experience covering federal, state, insurance, and health care organizations.
Stephanie Sanok Kostro
Executive Vice President, Policy, PSC
Stephanie Kostro is Executive Vice President for Policy at the Professional Services Council, where she leads a strong policy team that is committed to advocating for and supporting productive collaboration between the federal government and services industry. As a recognized executive, on-air commentator, and policy expert with more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. Government and industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge in federal procurement policy and acquisition regulations, government processes and programs, and public-private partnerships.