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2020 Government Contracting Conference

Government Contracting in a Changed World

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered how the business of government gets done. From industry days through performance on an existing contract, the environment has changed. How will the current situation impact the agency or firm over the longer term?

This year’s Government Contracting Conference will examine how government and industry build resiliency, acquire and procure, operate in this changed environment.

In the interests of safety and efficient time management for participants, the Conference will be conducted virtually in three half-day modules over the months of October, November and December 2020.

Videorecordings are available for all of the Conference Sessions
See the Green Links below

October 6, 2020 on Resiliency

Welcome & Introduction

Maury Peiperl, Dean, School of Business

James Woolsey, President, Defense Acquisition University

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting

Kevin Singh, Vice President, Unanet & Title Sponsor

 

Strengthening Supply Chains

Cheryl Druehl, Associate Professor, School of Business

Jeffrey Nebaner, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, DoD

Mike Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries

 

CMMC Implementation

Chris Newborn, Professor of Information Technology, Cyber, DAU

Stacy Bostjanick, Director of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Policy, DoD

Karlton Johnson, Acting Chairman, Board of Directors, CMMC Accreditation Body

Robert Santos, President and Co-Founder, MetroStar Systems

 

Fireside Chat - Building Resilience

The Honorable Adam Smith, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting

 

 November 10, 2020 on Acquisition & Procurement

Welcome and Introduction

John Hillen, Chairman, Advisor Board, Center for Government Contracting

Frank Kelley, Vice President, Defense Acquisition University

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting

Eric Lofgren, Research Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

 

Plenary: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Response

Eric Lofgren, Research Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

Stacy Cummings, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Enablers,
Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

Joe Hamel, Strategic Innovation and Emerging Technology Manager,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Health and Human Services

Mark Lee, Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Compliance, Federal Acquisition Service
General Services Administration

 

Beyond OTAs: Adapting Requirements & Flexibility in Contracts

Hallie Balkin, Esq., Learning Director for Other Transactions, Defense Acquisition University

Jaime Gracia, Acquisition Manager, Procurement Innovation Branch, Internal Revenue Service

Polly Hall, Director, Procurement Innovation Lab, Department of Homeland Security

Mike Madsen, Director of Strategic Engagement, Defense Innovation Unit

 

Impact of COVID on Corporate Strategy for Growth

Brett Josephson, Associate Professor, Marketing, George Mason School of Business

David Dacquino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Serco Inc.

Mitch Martin, Senior Managing Director, The McClean Group

Dan Prieto, Strategy Executive, Google Cloud, Public Sector

 

Module Group Discussion: Q&A with Speakers

SECAF Group Discussion - The Government's Response to COVID:
The Small Business Contractor's Perspective

 

December 8, 2020 on Operations

Welcome and Introduction

 Anne Magro, Deputy Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Impact, School of Business

 Joe Johnson, Chief of Staff, Defense Acquisition University

 Jerry McGinn, Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting

James Hasik, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

 

Plenary: Operations in a Changed World

Marjorie Censer, Editor, Inside Defense

Kim Herrington, Director, Industrial Base Acquisition Portfolio Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator of Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB

Lewis "Lou" Von Thaer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Battelle

 

Contract Performance

Tom Temin, Host, Federal Drive, Federal News Network

Sandra Hinzman, Senior Vice President for Contracts and Property, SAIC

Melissa Martin, Director, Virtual Acquisition Office

James Schirmer, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems

 

Implications of a Remote Contracting Workforce for Government and Business

James Hasik, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Government Contracting

Kathy Albarado, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Helios HR

Misty Cedano, Director, Acquisition Workforce and Talent Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Michael Sanders, Chief Executive Officer, Interactive Government

 

Module Group Discussion: Q&A with Speakers