2020 PSC Annual Conference Agenda

October 21-23, 2020 | The Greenbrier | West Virginia


Wednesday, October 21, 2020


*Advanced registration is required
  Fun Run with Roger*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 9 a.m.
Kick off your morning with a 5K fun run through the Greenbrier grounds along with PSC Chairman of the Board of Directors Roger Krone.
  Golf Tournament*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun day on the links and meet new fellow PSC members at the golf tournament, which will take place at The Old White Course.
  Bunker Tour (Group A)*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The declassified Bunker at The Greenbrier is a must-see experience that takes you behind the scenes and walks you through a fascinating period in the resort's history. Carved deep into the mountainside beneath our West Virginia Wing is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, The Bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of The Greenbrier history. 
  Bunker Tour (Group B)*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The declassified Bunker at The Greenbrier is a must-see experience that takes you behind the scenes and walks you through a fascinating period in the resort's history. Carved deep into the mountainside beneath our West Virginia Wing is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, The Bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of The Greenbrier history. 
  Sporting Clays Class*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
A great way to meet fellow attendees! Located atop Kate's Mountain, the sporting clays course was designed by Justin Jones and John Higgins of the British School of Shooting and challenges shooters of all skill levels. 
  Bunker Tour (Group C)*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The declassified Bunker at The Greenbrier is a must-see experience that takes you behind the scenes and walks you through a fascinating period in the resort's history. Carved deep into the mountainside beneath our West Virginia Wing is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. Once a top secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, The Bunker is now open to anyone interested in reliving a legendary piece of The Greenbrier history. 
  Wine Tasting in the Crystal Room*
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3 p.m.
A Greenbrier sommelier will delight guests with the basics and nuances of various wines, regions and grape varietals. A great way to spend a spring afternoon.


Pack ‘n Pour , The Chesapeake Room
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
6 p.m.
PSC is proud to partner with Generosity Feeds to make an impact on the Greenbrier community by hosting our first ever Pack 'n Pour at the 2020 PSC Annual Conference. With your help, we can accomplish our goal to package ten thousand meals which will be distributed to local West Virginia schools and food banks! 
  Opening Reception and Dinner
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.| Colonial Hall
Our formal Annual Conference kickoff! Join all attendees at the Greenbrier's elaborate Colonial Hall for drinks, dinner and conversation.

Networking Social, Casino Night
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 9 p.m.
Mingle with attendees and make new connections at the Greenbrier Casino! Not a gambler? No problem! We'll have practice tables set up so you can learn tips and tricks for blackjack, craps and more!

 

Thursday, October 22:


Networking Breakfast
7 a.m. | Crystal Room

 New Member Breakfast
7 a.m. | Eisenhower Room

  Opening & Welcome: Roger Krone, PSC Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman & CEO of Leidos
8 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  President's Message | David J. Berteau, President & CEO, PSC
9:05 a.m.| Colonial Hall
  Acquisition Update
9:15 a.m. | Colonial Hall   
      

A panel of federal acquisition leaders will discuss the latest trends in government procurement and address individual and collective challenges faced by their agencies and services and technology contractors.

  • Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting  
  • Mark Walther, Director, Office of Acquisition & Assistance, USAID  
  • Additional speakers to be announced 
  Networking Break
10:15 a.m. | Colonial Lounge
  Cyber and Supply Chain Security      
10:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall

One of the most talked about federal priority is cybersecurity, but its meaning, the statutory and regulatory environment, and the compliance requirements on contractors are significant and changing continuously. In addition, all federal departments and agencies are responsible for assessing the supply chain risk posed by their acquisition and use of “covered articles,” and avoiding, mitigating, accepting, or transferring that risk; here, contractors face numerous challenges in understanding their own supply chain and its risks while also complying with the myriad and evolving government initiatives. This panel will provide an update on the compliance mosaic for cyber and supply chain management and offer expert analysis and actions companies need to take to navigate this crucial business and government contracting landscape.
 
  • Katie Arrington, CISO for Assistant Secretary for Defense Acquisition 
  • Vice Admiral Dave Lewis, Director, Defense Contract Management Agency
  • Ty Schieber, Board Chairman, CMMC-Accreditation Body
  • Bob Kolasky, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Assistant Director / Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
  Break for Lunch
11:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Luncheon Keynote
12:20 p.m. | Colonial Hall
  Political Update     
1:20 p.m. | Colonial Hall

Hear insights from former members of Congress as they discuss the final months of the 116th Congress and the impact of the election year.

  • Tom Davis, former Congressman, Author and Professor at George Mason University
  • Jim Moran, former Congressman
  Breakout Sessions I
2:20 p.m.

a. M&A Breakout Session | Due Diligence 
This M&A panel will discuss the elements of due diligence necessary for a successful M&A transaction, and on-going operational value for enterprises in the federal government services market. 

  • Moderator: Mike Kotarski, Senior Managing Director, Founder, Arena Strategic Advisors
  • Jeff Kelly, Partner, OceanSound Partners
  • Ryan McKenney, KBR, VP, Head of Corporate Development
  • Jennifer Felix, EVP & COO, ASRC Federal  

b. How to Grow your Business from Small to "Other than Small" 
Small businesses that choose to grow beyond their protected status face challenges to thrive, and even survive, as a mid-tier federal contractor. There are key steps that can and should be taken to help businesses improve their chance for success as an “other than small” federal contractor. Our panelists will share strategic, tactical, operational, financial, staffing, capabilities and other steps they took that enabled them to be successful and competitive. 

  • Erin Pitera, CEO, FMP Consulting
  • Gary Slack, President & CEO, XLA
  • Additional speakers to be announced 

  Breakout Sessions II

a. M&A Breakout Session | Integration
This M&A panel will discuss the elements of the integration necessary for a successful M&A transaction, and on-going operational value for enterprises in the federal government services market. 

  • Moderator: Garry Schwartz, President, HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions
  • Additional speakers to be announced 

b. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: Acquiring and Applying for Mission Success 
Walk away with insights into how the government is automating using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, how they are acquiring it from the service industry, and how agencies are is applying it toward their mission. 

  • José Arrieta, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Rob Baum, CEO, TechFlow Inc.
  • Additional speakers to be announced

c. Inspectors General Lessons in Contracting            
In addition to their responsibility to root out “waste, fraud and abuse,” many Inspectors General also view their role as a repository of insights and lessons learned that can help agencies and companies improve their contracting practices. A panel of long-service OIG officials will address how companies can instill better internal oversight capabilities, how best to work with OIG offices when issues arise, and what can be learned from recent OIG experiences.

  • Ann Calvaresi Barr, Inspector General, U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • Carol Fortine Ochoa, Inspector General, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Rae Oliver Davis, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. | Lawn
  Chairman’s Banquet
7 p.m. | Colonial Hall
Guest Speaker: Ron Klabunde, Founder & CEO, Generosity Feeds 
  After Hours
9 p.m. | Casino
 

Friday, October 23:

  Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Keynote: Dr. Michael Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
9 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Suitability Determinations and Security Clearances: The Now and the Future
9:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall
Six months after the creation of DoD’s Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, what is the status of its government-wide and DoD-unique responsibilities? What additional government-wide initiatives are underway, and what are they key milestones, that will impact how companies navigate these important workforce issues? What remains to be accomplished and yet to be initiated? Top government officials will provide an update on these multiple lines of effort.  

  • Speakers to be announced  
  Keynote: Bill Evanina, Director of the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center (invited)
10:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall