Use of Other Transactions: Information, Opportunities and Risks
9:30 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.
Beyond Cyber Compliance: Cybersecurity as Contract Award Evaluation Criteria
10:50 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?
Issues and Challenges in Security Clearance and Suitability Processes
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Colonial Hall
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.
2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
GovCon War for Talent
2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m| Room TBD
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.
3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
9:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall
David Berteau, President and CEO, PSC
Alan Chvotkin, EVP & Counsel, PSC