2021 Defense Services Conference Agenda coming soon!

Check out the 2020 conference agenda below...

Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. EST
Jim Jaska, 2020 Conference Chair, President and CEO, Valiant Integrated Services
David J. Berteau, President and CEO, PSC

   Keynote Address
9:15 a.m. EST
The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)
  Break
9:45 a.m. EST


Accelerating DoD Modernization Through Digital Transformation
9:55 a.m. EST
This panel will discuss strategies for accelerating digital transformation, modernizing IT services, and adapting modeling and simulation to meet mission requirements in a changing threat environment. 

Session Speakers:
Kristen Baldwin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering
William P. Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation)
Jeffrey White, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
Maria Proestou, Executive Vice President for Government and Customer Relations, VTG (moderator)


Break
10:40 a.m. EST

Revitalizing Sustainment to Meet DoD Requirements in a Post-COVID World
10:50 a.m. EST
COVID-19 has had implications on supply chains and sustaining garrison and deployed forces as they execute their missions around the world. This panel will discuss these implications and the ongoing efforts to transform and accelerate sustainment. 

Session Speakers:
Kristin K. French, Chief of Staff, Defense Logistics Agency
Andrew Hunter, Director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS
William S. Williford III, Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command
Neil Albert, President & CEO, NFA Consulting, LLC (moderator)
 

Break
11:35 a.m. EST

  Keynote Address
11:45 a.m. EST
Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, Vice Director, J4, Joint Staff
Hear insights from the lead logistician on the White House COVID task force. In March 2020, Polowczyk was moved from the Joint Staff to lead the Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force at FEMA supporting the management of critical medical supplies needed to combat the pandemic. Polowczyk will address industry enabled stabilization of the supply chain and provide insights on how industry and DoD need to adapt during and beyond the crisis.
  Wrap-up and Summary
12:30 p.m.  EST