Sessions will be available in-person only. Access to on-demand recordings will be available at the conclusion of the conference. Q&A will be available for each session.
8:10 a.m. ET
This forecast team looks at the overall global and U.S. economic picture and develops likely scenarios for federal discretionary spending, culminating in with focus on a defense topline forecast. To develop the forecast, the team uses various economic indicators from a variety of international and US-based sources. Its DoD Topline forecast is a ten-year forecast of defense budgets involving a top down look at the DoD budget by appropriation category (e.g. RDT&E, Procurement, O&M and Milpers). The forecast includes relevant information about current DoD activities such as defense strategy and planning, an estimate of the future force structure, an investment forecast, Supplemental spending, efficiency savings, and changing acquisition practices.
Federal IT Management & Budget
8:50 a.m. ET
This team prepares an annual five-year budget forecast of the IT market for civil and defense sectors of the federal government, including an assessment of related plans, programs, and market topics that cover computers, telecommunication systems, and related products and services. The committee provides an overall analysis of the federal and IT budgets for various civil and defense agencies, looks at top-line dollars and trends, and then forecasts federal IT spending for the next five years. Included in this forecast is an assessment of the various agency Exhibit 53 submissions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The effects of government administrative policies and procedures on the IT marketplace are determined in cooperation with government agencies, and a determination is made on essential facts and figures relating to the IT market.
9:50 a.m. ET
The Acquisition Trends Team will focus on one of the most dynamic aspects of Federal business – agency acquisition patterns – what are the trends for the new administration’s Executive Orders, Best-in-Class contracts, protests, joint ventures, and small business contracting to name just a few hot topics. Understand how new policies and new acquisition initiatives will impact your bids and your business!
10:20 a.m. ET
The team focuses on the Wall Street view of the federal market with a focus on the defense industry. Interviews are conducted with equity analysts in New York, Boston and the DC area, as well as experts from financial and professional services firms. The team effort is further augmented by an industry outlook panel discussion at the conference.
11:05 a.m. ET
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