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Acquisition Excellence 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7AM-5PM EDT
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7AM-5PM EDT
2016-03-22 07:00:00 2016-03-22 17:00:00 America/New_York Acquisition Excellence 2016 See more details at: , , ,

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ACT-IAC is pleased to announce that Acquisition Excellence 2016 will be hosted at the Grand Hyatt Washington on March 22.  AE 2016 is an education and training event that will bring together the government and industry acquisition communities in order to collaborate on the latest acquisition challenges and generate innovative solutions for potential implementation. AE2016 will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be effective in buying or providing IT two years from now. 

By participating in Acquisition Excellence 2016, attendees will learn best practices, network with fellow acquisition professionals, and help generate solutions that could solve their daily acquisition challenges.   Government attendees will include contracting officers and specialists, program managers, legal professionals and acquisition leaders and policy makers.   Collaboration between these stakeholders will be emphasized during the conference and will be a primary benefit for attendees.  This year's agenda includes updates on current acquisition priorities and changes and also provides interactive sessions where government and industry executives can collaborate on current acquisition challenges and opportunities. 

Session topics to be discussed will include:

  1. Agile Acquisition
  2. FITARA and impacts on sourcing
  3. Cyber and Acquisition
  4. Category Management/Acquisition Gateway (particularly as impacts industry)
  5. LPTA vs Tech Tradeoffs
  6. Acquisition Reform in DoD - Better Buying Power
  7. Innovation in Acquisition
  8. "What you need to know" - mandatory; new guidance/policy


  • Jim Andracchi, Senior Director, Global Procurement, Fidelity National Information Services
  • Barry Barlow, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Vencore 
  • Chip Block, Vice President, Evolver 
  • David Bradford, Founder, Advisen 
  • Ken Brennan, Deputy Director, OUSD(AT&L) DPAP/SA
  • Robert ClarkeDeputy, Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support
  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Ted DaviesPresident and CEO, Altamira Technologies Corporation 
  • Mike Donaldson, Director, FEDSIM Enterprise Sector, General Services Administration 
  • Kay ElyDeputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services, General Services Administration 
  • Jack Garrahan, Founder and CEO, ClearEdge Partners 
  • Millisa Gary, GSA Procurement Ombudsman, General Services Administration 
  • Greg Giddens, Executive Director, ePMO, Department of Veterans Affairs  
  • Claire Grady, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) 
  • David Grant, Associate Administrator for Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency 
  • Tiffany Hixson, Regional Commissioner for the Northwest/Arctic Region, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration 
  • Lou Kerestesy, Founder, GovInnovators, LLC
  • Steve Krauss, Director, Category Management Strategic Execution, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration 
  • Luke McCormack, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Andrew McMahonRegional Commissioner, Pacific Rim Region, General Services Administration 
  • Michael Palmer, Acquisition Manager, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Col. Steve Rehn, Director of Acquisition, Department of Defense 
  • Dr. Tim Rudolph, Chief Technology Officer, United States Air Force 
  • Mark Ryland, Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon
  • Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB
  • Joshua Seckel, Applied Technology Division Chief, OIT, USCIS
  • Michael Shepherd, Supervisory Project Manager, GSA Region 3 Assisted Acquisition Services
  • Laura Stanton, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Strategy Management, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Sherry Taylor, Senior Services Manager Office, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)
  • VADM (R) Patricia Tracey, Vice President of Homeland Security and Defense, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Claire Grady
Gregory Giddens
Vice President at Large