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Acquisition Excellence 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 7:30AM-4:30PM EDT
Venue Address: 
Renaissance Washington
999 9th St NW
Washington , DC 20001
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 7:30AM-4:30PM EDT
2017-06-13 07:30:00 2017-06-13 16:30:00 America/New_York Acquisition Excellence 2017 See more details at: Renaissance Washington, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC
Venue Address: 
Renaissance Washington
999 9th St NW
Washington , DC 20001

Event Details


Pre-Registration for this Event is Now Closed. Onsite Registration Will be Available.

Acquisition Excellence 2017 will be held on June 13, 2017 at the Renaissance Washington in Washington DC.  

A successful team requires seeing the field from multiple perspectives, weighing opportunities and risks together, and possessing more skills than any single individual could alone.

The acquisition process has several phases: research, proposals, pricing negotiations, accounting, legal, and ultimately, the integration of two, or more, entities. No one single person can be an expert in all of these segments, so teammates engage when needed and slip out when they've successfully completed their piece. While there is never really a large group of active people working on all of the tasks together at the same time, a succession of players comes and goes helping the team work toward a common goal.

Theme of this year's Acquisition Excellence Conference is: Acquisition is a Team Sport

AE 2017 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. AE2017 will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be effective. By participating in Acquisition Excellence 2017, 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.

Attendees will be eligible to receive 0.6 CEUs for this event and/or 6 CLPs. 

Plenary Speakers:
  • Carole Banks, Acting Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Department of Treasury 
  • Sonny Bhagowalia,  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems & Chief Information Officer, Department of Treasury 
  • Anita Blair, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Treasury
  • Dustin BrownDeputy Assistant Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget
  • Iris Cooper, Senior Procurement Executive, Department of Treasury
  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Lesley FieldActing Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
  • Chip Fulghum, Acting Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Margie GravesDeputy Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
  • Stacy Marcott, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Richard Staropoli, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Shanna Webbers, Bureau Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service 
Invited Session Speakers and Moderators:
  • Captain Michael Abreu, Program Manager, Naval Enterprise Networks Program Office  
  • Peggy AlfonsoPractice Lead, Strategy and Organization Development, ASI Government (Invited)
  • Rich Beutel, Principal, Cyrrus Analytics
  • Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
  • David Brown, USAID Acquisition Innovation Advocate, M/OAA/OD
  • Robert Burton, Partner, Crowell & Moring
  • Greg Byrd, Contracting Officer, IT Services Contracts Operations Division,  FAS, General Services Administration
  • Tony D'Emidio, Partner, McKinsey & Company 
  • Bryna Dash, Director, IBM Federal Cloud Unit 
  • Lydia Dawson, Management and Program Analyst, Government-wide PMO for Category Management
  • Cynthia Eaton, Manager, Small Business Strategic Programs, Verizon Federal
  • Mark Fox, Senior Manager, Global Defense Programs, Amazon Web Services 
  • Jim GhiloniDirector of Strategy and Management Consulting, Wolf Den Associates
  • David GrantAssociate Administrator for Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency (Invited)
  • Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Category, General Services Administration
  • Christian Jordan, Assistant Chief Counsel for Information Technology Programs, Acquisition, Property and Other Transactions Division, Office of Chief Counsel, TSA
  • Casey Kelley, Director (Acting), Office of IT Services, General Services Administration
  • Anne LaurentDirector, Strategic Initiatives & Communications, ASI Government
  • Zachary Lerner, Supplier Relationship Management Specialist, General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service, Professional Services Category Management Division
  • Doug Lynn, Leadership Partner, Gartner (Invited)
  • Andrew Mansfield, Executive for Network Centric Development and Integration, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
  • Bobby McCane, Chief Procurement Officer, Mission Support, FEMA
  • Tom Morton, Senior Analyst for Cloud Strategy and Policy, DoD CIO
  • Keith NakasoneDeputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition, ITC, FAS, General Services Administration
  • Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator of Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
  • Kim Pack, Vice President, Wolf Den Associates
  • Alex Porfirenko, Program Manager for Strategic Programs, Four Inc.
  • Bradley Saull, Vice President, Civilian Agencies, Professional Services Council
  • Priscilla Scruggs, Director of the Communications & Management Division, Federal Insurance & Mitigation, Risk Management Directorate, FEMA
  • David Shields, Managing Director, Category Management, ASI Government
  • Harrison Smith, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service
  • Richard Spires, Chief Executive Officer, Learning Tree International
  • Denby Starling, Vice President, Navy & Marine Corps, DXC Technology 
  • Sherry Taylor, Senior Program Analyst, Office of the Army’s Senior Services Manager
  • Carla Thomas, Lead Industry Liaison, Department of Homeland Security
  • Leroy Weaver, Chairman, Enterprise Contract Management Group


Featured Tracks:
1. Drive Cost Out and Innovation In
2. Teaming Up to Tackle Constraints
3. Upping your Game in Complex IT/Services Acquisitions
4. The Art and Science of Delivering Outcomes through Government and Industry Collaboration

Training Fees:
Government: $150
IAC Member: $395
Non-Member: $495

ACT-IAC events are intended to provide an objective and vendor-neutral collaborative environment where government and industry can work together on issues of mutual interest and forge relationships based on trust.  Attendees are requested to avoid using this forum for business development purposes.