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Mr. Ken Brennan is currently the Deputy Director for Services Acquisition in the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Since May 2013 he has been responsible for the technical and programmatic evaluation and functional oversight of all aspects of Department of Defense (DOD) services acquisition. While ensuring compliance with policies governing defense acquisition of services, Mr. Brennan is also responsible for review and analysis of services programs including cost, schedule, and risk management practices as well as services industrial base issues. He manages the governance structures and procedures used by Military Departments and Defense Agencies authorities who are responsible for services acquisition execution. Full bio.
Ms. Hixson is the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Regional
Commissioner for the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration,
a position she has held since December 2011. She is responsible for FAS
programs and services delivered in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and
Washington—providing workspace, telecommunications, information technology,
vehicles and thousands of other goods and services to federal agencies in the
area. Ms. Hixson also serves as GSA’s Professional Services Category Executive
overseeing GSA’s multi-billion dollar government-wide professional services
offerings including Schedule programs MOBIS, Financial & Business
Solutions, Professional Engineering Solutions, LOGWORLD, environmental,
Advertising & Integrated Market Solutions, language services, and OASIS. Full bio.
Dr. Terry Raney was appointed in August 2016 as a Commissioner of the Section 809 Panel established by Congress in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to review the acquisition regulations applicable to the Department of Defense and make recommendations to Congress to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the defense acquisition process and regulations. Dr. Raney was a Senior Vice-President and Division Group Manager of the Acquisition Support Group of CACI International Inc., from January 2000 to January 2018. Full bio.