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2019 PSC Annual Conference Agenda

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


Sunday, April 28, 2019


*Advanced registration is required
  Golf Tournament*
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 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 Meadows Course.
  Bunker Tour (Group A)* - SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 12 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)*
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1 p.m. - 2 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*
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 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, 2019 | 2 p.m. - 3 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*
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 
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)* - SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 4 p.m. - 5 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. 


Bowling Competition*
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 
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, 2019 | 
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, 2019 | 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
8:00 a.m.| Colonial Hall
PV Puvvada, PSC Chairman, President, Unisys Federal  
    Keynote Address
8:20 a.m.| Colonial Hall
Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
  PSC President's Message
9:05 a.m.| 
Colonial Hall
David Berteau, President and CEO, Professional Services Council

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.

  • Moderator: Charlie Sowell, COO, iWorks Corporation 
  • Stephen Heath, Senior Acquisitions Advisor, Defense Vetting Directorate, Defense Security Service 
  • Cos DiMaggio, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, LMI
  • Charlie McBride, Chairman & CEO, Consortium Management Group Inc.
  • Peter Dungan, Principal, Miles & Stockbridge

 

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

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?  

  • Moderator: Doug Lane, President & CEO, Capgemini Government Solutions
  • Rick Grinnell, Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures
  • James Mulvenon, General Manager, Special Programs Division, SOS International LLC
  • Megan Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein
  • Garry Reid, Director for Defense Intelligence (Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement & Security), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence 
  Break for Lunch
11:50 a.m. | Colonial Hall


 
Lunch Keynote
12:20 p.m. | Colonial Hall
Alan Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment
   Networking Break
1:10 p.m. | Colonial Hall
 

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.

  • Moderator: Dave Buckley, Advisory Managing Director, Risk Consulting, KPMG LLC
  • Charlie Phalen, Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau
  • Carrie Wibben, Deputy Director, Defense Security Service
  • Rich McComb, Chief Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Garry Reid, Director for Defense Intelligence (Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement & Security), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence 

   
 

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

  • M&A Part 1: The Sell Side
    2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. | Room TBD
    Part 1  of the M&A breakout sessions will provide a wide array of market viewpoints, to include expertise from the 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, strategies being pursued, and focus areas for those considering a transaction.
    • Moderator: Tim Garnett, Partner, Avascent
    • Peter Eyre, Partner, Crowell & Moring
    • John Song, Managing Director, BAIRD
    • Joe DeNardi, Managing Director, Stifel

 

  • How to Grow from a Small to a Large Company
    2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. | Room TBD
    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.  The panelists will include a former CEO who transitioned successfully and sold his company, a CEO who is adapting to the challenges and realities of being a mid-tier company, and a CEO whose company outgrew its small business status and because of challenges, is now small once again.  The panel will tell their own stories and address whether changes should be made in law and/or policies to better support the transition and growth of companies as they outgrow their protected status.
      • Deepak Hathiramani
      • Tim Cooke, President and CEO, ASI
      • Erin Pitera, CEO, FMP Consulting
      • Bill Vantine, President and CEO, Systems Planning & Analysis, Inc

  • 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.

      • Moderator: Kathy Albarado, CEO, Helios HR
      • Bob Folks, CIA Directorate of Support Acquisition Strategist
      • Chris Bartnik, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Lockton Companies
      • Angie Casper, Executive VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, CACI
      • Bill Weber, President & CEO, KeyW Corporation
 

Breakout Sessions
3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 

  • M&A Part 2: The Buy Side
    3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.  | Room TBD
    Part 2  of the M&A breakout sessions will provide a wide array of market viewpoints, to include expertise from the buy 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.

    • Moderator: George Wilson, President & CEO, ECS Federal
    • Michael Lustbader, Managing Partner, Arlington Capital 
    • Michael R. Molino, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, ASRC Federal
    • Greg Van Bueren, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

  

  • Changes in the Acquisition Landscape You Can’t Afford to Miss
    3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Room TBD
    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.
    • Moderator: Jerry Howe, EVP & General Counsel, Leidos
    • Anita Bales, Director, DCAA
    • Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (A&S), Department of Defense
     
  • Federal Marketplace Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Automation
    3:40 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.  | Room TBD
    This panel session will help conference participants understand how federal agencies’ adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and other emerging automation technologies will provide opportunities for government and companies.  How will adoption of these new technologies impact agency priorities and acquisition strategies? Where and what types of use cases are emerging across the federal government?  How should industry prepare to respond?

  • Moderator: Dan Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government
  • Dominic Delmolino, CTO, Accenture Federal Services
  • Mallory Barg Bulman, Vice President, Research and Evaluation, Partnership for Public Service
  • Tim Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  Rotating Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. | Upper Lobby/Cameo Ballroom

This rotating reception will kick off with a presentation from the Green Bank Observatory.  Following the presentation, explore the different elements that make up this reception including a local artist  who will be painting throughout the event, a musician, and bourbon provided by a local distillery, Smooth Ambler, along with cigars.
  Chairman’s Banquet
7:00 p.m. | Colonial Hall

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

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | Colonial Hall
  Closing Keynote Address
9:00 a.m. | 
Colonial Hall
William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center
   PSC Market & Policy Briefing

9:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall 

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

  Closing Remarks and Adjournment
10:45 a.m. | Colonial Hall