Beyond Cyber Compliance: Cybersecurity as Contract Award Evaluation Criteria
9:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall
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?
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.
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
2:35 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Tim Garnet, Partner, Avascent
Peter Eyre, Partner, Crowell & Moring
John Song, Managing Director, BAIRD
Tim Cooke, President and CEO, ASI
Erin Pitera, CEO, FMP Consulting
Bill Vantine, President and CEO, SPA
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10:30. a.m. | Eisenhower Room
David Berteau, President and CEO, PSC
Alan Chvotkin, EVP & Counsel, PSC