Federal Acquisition Refor(u)m Conference
July 10, 2017  ·  Arlington, VA

Agenda
8 a.m.  
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
       
8:30 a.m.





 
  






Introduction and Keynote Address
The View from Inside: The Federal Acquisition (Reform) Landscape
Senior federal acquisition leadership will provide a contextual overview of agency acquisition activities, opportunities for improvement, areas of past success, and the current environment and appetite for reinventing and reinvigorating federal procurement policies and practices.
· Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator for Federal Procurement
  Policy, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Office of
  Management and Budget (OMB)

   
 9:05 a.m.     Networking Break
       
9:20 a.m.  

 
Working within the System: How Rapid Acquisition is Advancing Capabilities
How federal agency acquisition leaders are taking advantage of streamlined acquisition authorities to rapidly develop and deploy new capabilities to fulfill their missions.
· Trey Obering, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
· Laura DeSimone, Director of Acquisitions, Missile Defense Agency
· Alan Chvotkin, EVP & Cousel, PSC (Moderator)
       
10:05 a.m.  
Networking Break
       
10:20 a.m.      Déjà vu or Something New? Acquisition Reform Lessons from the Past and Visions for the Future
Acquisition experts will assess where we stand after many years and several cycles of acquisition reform initiatives. What are the common themes and findings? What are the major stumbling blocks? What’s left to do and what should we do? Where do we go next?
· Alan Chvotkin, EVP & Cousel, PSC (Moderator)
· Angela Billups, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer & Senior
  Procurement Executive, Office of the Chief Financial Officer,
  Department of Education
· Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition
  & Procurement), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
· Bill Greenwalt, Senior Advisor, Research & Defense, PSC
       
11:20 a.m.      Wrap-up and Adjourn