Defense Services Conference Agenda

Nov. 21, 2019 

  Registration and Networking Open
8:00 a.m.
   Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m.
Jim Jaska , 2019 Conference Chair, President and CEO, Valiant Integrated Services
David J. Berteau , President and CEO, PSC
  Federal Services Outlook: Defense Services
8:35 a.m.
Recently released at the Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference, get insights on the top ten issues impacting this market. These range from DOD priorities, the “war for people”, and winner and losers in services spending accounts.

Session Speakers:
Jason Dombrowski, AECOM
Chris Meissner, 202 Group

Strategy-Driven Defense Services for Supporting the Future Force
9:05 a.m. 
The National Defense Strategy outlines technologies and capabilities required to deter aggression and defeat U.S. adversaries in the decades ahead.  What technologies and capabilities related to defense services should DoD develop or maintain organically, source commercially, or leverage through public-private partnerships to integrate with and support and sustain the future force and contractor capabilities?   

Objective: This session will address recent developments and how DoD is working closer with industry to rapidly deliver new capabilities to the warfighter. 

Session Speakers:
William Bray , Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation 
Dr. Craig Robin , Senior Research Scientist, Technical Center, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Jennifer Santos , Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Industrial Policy 
The Honorable Gabe Camarillo, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Defense Systems Customer Group, SAIC (moderator)

9:50 a.m. 
  Modernizing DoD's Business Systems for Improved Training, Logistics and Readiness
10:15 a.m.
This panel will discuss strategies for modernizing DoD’s logistics, maintenance, personnel, training and education systems and how and where defense services contractors contribute. 

Objective: This session will address recent developments by DoD and industry in harnessing state of the art technologies to achieve mission outcomes.  

Session Speakers:
William S. Williford III , Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command
Susan Murphy, Enterprise Solution Architect, Army Office of Business Transformation
Robert S. Clarke, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support (PEO/CM), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Brad King , CEO, Robbins-Gioia (moderator)


Keynote Address
11:00 a.m.
The Honorable Veronica Daigle , Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness


Solutions for Sustaining Deployed Forces
11:35 a.m.
Sustaining deployed forces remains a challenge for our military services as they execute their missions around the world.  These missions require support from the private sector, host nations, Reserve components, etc.   

Objective: This session will address DoD and contractor solutions for sustaining deployed forces, including a focus on planning and developing needed contractor capacity. 

Session Speakers:
William Moore , Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Army (G4) 
VADM Luke McCollum , Chief of Navy Reserve 
LTG Darrell K. Williams , Director, Defense Logistics Agency 
The Honorable Allie Coetzee Leslie (moderator)

Closing Keynote Address
12:20 p.m.
The Honorable Alan Shaffer , Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Wrap-up and Summary
1:00 p.m.
Maria Proestou , 2019 Conference Vice-Chair, President and CEO, DELTA Resources


Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
7:30 a.m.