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2020 Federal Acquisition Conference Speakers
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2019 Featured Speakers
Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition for Cyber, Office of the Under Secretary of Acquisition and Sustainment
Katherine “Katie” Arrington currently is the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ASD(A), for Cyber. In this position, she serves as the central hub and integrator within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, OUSD(A&S), to align acquisition cyber strategy. As the cyber lead and programmatic analytic advisor for strategic cyber programs, Ms. Arrington is responsible for conducting analysis within the major defense acquisition program portfolio and across the Department of Defense. This cross functional analysis will ensure transparency within the acquisition strategy, interoperability between enterprise networks, and compliance strategies for cyber initiatives. She also meets with key Cyber personnel (across both DoD and Federal Agencies) as well as legislators to ensure that changes made in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are supportive in reaching the goals of decreased spending and increased compliance with current and future standards.
Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council
Alan L. Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. He has been at PSC since 2001.
Asst. Director, Supply Chain & Cyber Directorate, National Counterintelligence & Security Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Ms. Corell is the Assistant Director of the Supply Chain Directorate of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Prior to this posting, she was the Assistant Director for the Strategic Capabilities Directorate of the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive. Ms. Corell served at the National Security Agency (NSA) for 23 years. Her most recent job was the Chief of Technology Policy in the NSA Commercial Solutions Center.
Hon. Kevin Fahey
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
HON Fahey currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (ASD(A)). In this position, he advises the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)), the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to the Department of Defense Acquisition System, acquisition program management, and the development of strategic, space, intelligence, tactical warfare, command and control, and business systems. Before assuming his position as ASD(A), Mr. Fahey was employed with Cypress International, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia as Vice President, Combat Vehicles and Armaments following a 34-year civil service career culminating with his retirement on December 1, 2015 from the Senior Executive Service.
Brendon J. Johnson, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, MBA
Sr. Procurement Executive and Head of the Contracting Activity, U.S. Small Business Administration
Prior to his current role, Mr. Johnson held multiple roles with civilian and defense agencies to include Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Agreements Officer, Grants Officer, Team Lead, Branch Chief and Division Director. Mr. Johnson has 22 years of federal service, 18 as a Government civilian and 4 as an Active Duty Officer in the U.S. Army. He is a lifelong member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He is a Vice President in the NCMA Tysons Chapter and President-Elect for the next program year. He has been an active member with NCMA for the past 16 years. He is an alumnus and senior fellow of the Excellence in Government (EIG) Fellows Program with the Partnership for Public Service (2006). He completed an MBA with a focus in Management Technology from the University of Mary Washington (2005) and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1997). Mr. Johnson has held Unlimited Certificates of Appointment (COAs) as a Contracting Officer, Grants Officer and Agreements Officer in defense and civilian agencies.
Darryl A. Scott
Commissioner at Section 809 Panel
Darryl Scott recently retired as The Boeing Company’s Corporate Vice President of Contracts. In this role, Mr. Scott was responsible for contracting policy, processes, operations, and compliance across the company. He served as the company's representative to industry and government regarding acquisition policy issues. In August 2016, Mr. Scott was appointed as a Commissioner on the Section 809 Panel, which was chartered by Congress to streamline and codify Defense acquisition. The panel has made a total of 98 recommendations, encompassing both evolutionary and revolutionary change.
Director of the Multiple Award Schedules Program Management Office, U.S. General Services Administration
Stephanie Shutt is the Director of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office (PMO). Ms. Shutt is responsible for overseeing the agency's $30+ billion schedule program currently consisting of 24 schedules, offering commercial products and services to agencies government-wide. Ms. Shutt ensures GSA’s Schedule program continually addresses current market forces and provides the federal government with a streamlined, value-based contracting solution that continues to save time and money well into the future. She is also responsible for the recently announced MAS transformation effort to consolidate the 24 separate schedules into a single schedule by 2020. Ms. Shutt most recently served as a Project Manager within the MAS PMO leading GSAs Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) initiative. TDR supports the government-wide category management initiatives by producing market intelligence used by GSA and its partner agencies to make smarter acquisition decisions and save taxpayer dollars.
Roger H. Westermeyer
Director, Enterprise Sourcing Support Directorate, Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC)
Roger H. Westermeyer is the Director, Enterprise Sourcing Support Directorate, Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC), Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ohio. In this position he leads a 19 person multi-functional staff that provides strategic sourcing and source selection support to 74 operational contracting squadrons throughout the Air Force. He is the AFICC lead for implementing Category Management and oversees the Business Intelligence Competency Center and the Air Force Business Intelligence Tool. He actively facilitates strategic sourcing efforts across a $33B portfolio of mission and installation requirements and leads the AFICC Acquisition Center of Excellence that directly supports all operational source selections over $50M.
Associate Administrator, Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
Robb Wong was sworn in as Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD) in March of 2017 where he advocates for small businesses and represents them on behalf of the President of the United States. Robb has a depth of experience focused on small business. He started his career as an SBA attorney in the Office of General Counsel then was a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Houston District Office and later was the SBA acting District Director/Counsel in the Lubbock District Office.