2019 PSC Annual Conference Agenda

April 28-30, 2019 | The Greenbrier | West Virginia


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Golf Tournament
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun day on the links and meet new fellow PSC members at the Sunday golf tournament, which will take place at the Old White Golf Course.
  Bunker Tour (Group A)
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bunker Tours provide a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and let you explore an aspect of The Greenbrier that no other resort can claim.
  Bunker Tour (Group B)
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bunker Tours provide a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and let you explore an aspect of The Greenbrier that no other resort can claim.
  Sporting Clays Class
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 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)
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Bunker Tours provide a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and let you explore an aspect of The Greenbrier that no other resort can claim.
  Wine Tasting in the Crystal Room
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 
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.
   Bunker Tour (Group D)
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Bunker Tours provide a unique and in-depth look behind the hidden doors and let you explore an aspect of The Greenbrier that no other resort can claim.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bowling Competition
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our second annual bowling competition! It'll be a great way to get to know fellow attendees. Space is limited.
  Opening Reception and Dinner
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 
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.

Sunday Social, Casino Night
Sunday, April 28, 2018 | 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!

 

Monday, April 29, 2019


Networking Breakfast
7 a.m.| Crystal Room

New Member/First Time Attendee Breakfast
7 a.m.| Eisenhower Room
  Opening and Welcome
8:10 a.m.| Colonial Hall
PV Puvvada, PSC Chairman, President, Unisys Federal  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keynote Address
8:20 a.m.| Colonial Hall
Dana Deasy, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense (invited)
  PSC President's Message
9:05 a.m.| 
Colonial Hall
David Berteau, President and CEO, Professional Services Council
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beyond Cyber Compliance: Cybersecurity as Contract Award Evaluation Criteria
9:30 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall

  • Rick Grennell, Founder, Glasswing Ventures
  • James Mulvenon, General Manager, Special Programs Division, SOS International LLC
  • Bob Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, Cyber and Instructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)
  • Moderator: Carey Smith, COO, Parsons

Supply chain security is a key focus of the National Cybersecurity Strategy. Civilian and defense agencies are working to improve cyber resiliency and ensure supply chain security. How will Defense Department plans to add security as a key element of contract award evaluation—on par with cost, schedule and performance—impact the federal contracting landscape? How will contractors need to adapt as agencies potentially move from a cyber compliance system based on meeting NIST standards to comparing the cyber resiliency of current and potential industry partners?  

  Networking Break
10:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall


Changes in Acquisition Practices Presenting Challenges and Opportunities
10:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall

The FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act included many changes related to OTAs. This panel will address the growing use of OTAs throughout the federal government, including successes and challenges and what companies should know and do about them. Panel members include OTA consortium leaders, DoD and non-DoD agencies using OTAs, and those overseeing OTA use.

  Break for Lunch
11:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall


 
Lunch Keyonte
12:20 p.m. | Colonial Hall
Alan Shaffer, Deputy Undersecretary for Acquisition & Sustainment (invited)

This panel session will help conference participants understand how agencies’ adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robotic process automation (RPA) technologies will disrupt the federal marketplace. How will adoption of these new technologies change agencies’ acquisition strategies and overall need for contractor support to meet mission functions? Where and what types of use cases are emerging across the federal government? How should contractors’ business strategies adapt?
   Networking Break
1:10 p.m. | Colonial Hall
 

GovCon War for Talent
1:30 p.m. | Colonial Hall
Government contractors, big and small, are struggling with recruiting the right type of talent and retaining high quality talent which is impacting the bottom line.  This session will cover the challenges in recruitment and retention facing the GovCon community and will provide actionable strategies on how to address them.  Panelists from industry will provide survey data results and best practice ideas and government representatives will discuss what the government is doing to support contractors facing these challenges.

Bob Folks, Vendor Clearance Pipeline Pilot Program
Chris Bartnik, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Lockton Companies

 

Breakout Sessions
2:35 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. 

  • M&A Part 1: The Sell Side
    2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. | Chesapeake Room
    The Part 1 and Part 2 M&A breakout sessions will provide a wide array of market viewpoints, to include expertise from the buy- and sell-side, public investor, private equity owner, and advisor perspectives, as well as how the recent tax law and other changes are affecting the mergers and acquisitions market. Panel members will discuss industry and capital markets trends driving GovCon M&A, the current consolidation environment, including buyer group participation, strategies being pursued, and focus areas for those considering a transaction.

Tim Garnet, Partner, Avascent
Peter Eyre, Partner, Crowell & Moring
John Song, Managing Director, BAIRD

  • How to Grow from a Small to a Large Company
    2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. | Eisenhower Room
    This breakout session is intended to address the challenges facing, and strategies used by, small businesses to achieve a profitable and sustainable mid-tier company.  

Deepak Hathiramani
Tim Cooke, President and CEO, ASI
Erin Pitera, CEO, FMP Consulting
Bill Vantine, President and CEO, SPA

  • The Changing Personnel Vetting Landscape: Issues and Challenges in Security Clearance and Suitability Processes
    2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. | Crystal Room
    Congress and the Executive Branch continue to make substantial changes to security clearance and suitability processes. The FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act required moving the National Background Investigations Bureau from OPM to DoD, and an Executive Order expanding DoD’s responsibility government-wide. DoD is also making process improvements including continuous evaluation. This session will update attendees on the latest developments and steps companies should take. Panel members include representatives from defense and civilian agencies.

    Charlie Phalen, Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau
    Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service (invited)
    Charlie Sowell, COO, iWorks Corporation


  • Federal Marketplace Impact of Automation and Artificial Intelligence
    12:20 p.m. | Colonial Hall
    This panel session will help conference participants understand how agencies’ adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robotic process automation (RPA) technologies will disrupt the federal marketplace. How will adoption of these new technologies change agencies’ acquisition strategies and overall need for contractor support to meet mission functions? Where and what types of use cases are emerging across the federal government? How should contractors’ business strategies adapt?

    Dominic Delmolino, CTO, Accenture Federal Services
 

Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

  • M&A Part 2: The Buy Side
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Chesapeake Room
    The Part 1 and Part 2 M&A breakout sessions will provide a wide array of market viewpoints, to include expertise from the buy- and sell-side, public investor, private equity owner, and advisor perspectives, as well as how the recent tax law and other changes are affecting the mergers and acquisitions market. Panel members will discuss industry and capital markets trends driving GovCon M&A, the current consolidation environment, including buyer group participation, strategies being pursued, and focus areas for those considering a transaction.

    Michael Lustbader, Arlington Capital 
    Michael R. Molino, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, ASRC Federal
    Greg Van Burean, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

  

  • A Regulatory Update You Can’t Afford to Miss
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Eisenhower Room
    The government’s acquisition and business policies are rapidly changing, and so too are the regulations and contracting approaches affecting success in the marketplace and contractual compliance. This session will discuss the significant procurement policy, compliance and oversight trends affecting the federal professional and technology services markets – and address the questions you need to be asking and the actions your company must be taking. Senior government officials and industry experts will cover both the “what” of these policy themes and the “now what” of significance relating to them.

    Anita Bales, Director, DCAA 
    Tiffany Hixson, Regional Commissioner (FAS), GSA (invited)
    Cameron Holt, Maj. Gen. Air Force Contracting (invited)
    Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (A&S), Department of Defense (invited)
     

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  • The Changing Personnel Vetting Landscape: Issues and Challenges in Security Clearance and Suitability Processes (Repeated)
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Crystal Room
    Congress and the Executive Branch continue to make substantial changes to security clearance and suitability processes. The FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act required moving the National Background Investigations Bureau from OPM to DoD, and an Executive Order expanding DoD’s responsibility government-wide. DoD is also making process improvements including continuous evaluation. This session will update attendees on the latest developments and steps companies should take. Panel members include representatives from defense and civilian agencies.

    Charlie Phalen, Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau 
    Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service (invited)
    Charlie Sowell, COO, iWorks Corporation
  Rotating Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. | Upper Lobby
  Chairman’s Banquet
7:30 p.m. | Colonial Hall

Guest Speaker: David Coker, President, Fisher House Foundation
  Casino After Hours
9 p.m. | Greenbrier Casino

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Closing Keynote Address
9:00 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall
Speaker announced soon!
  Closing Remarks and Adjournment
10:00 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Breakout Session: PSC Market & Policy Briefing

10:30. a.m. | Eisenhower Room 

David Berteau, President and CEO, PSC
Alan Chvotkin, EVP & Counsel, PSC