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Acquisition Innovation Forum

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8AM-4PM EDT
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8AM-4PM EDT
2021-04-20 08:00:00 2021-04-20 16:00:00 America/New_York Acquisition Innovation Forum See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/act-iac-event/acquisition-innovation-forum VIRTUAL, , ,
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Registration Fees:

$295 for member firms
$395 for non-member firms
0 for government

Event Details

Overview

Acquisition Innovation:  adaptability, resiliency, speed and repeatability

 

description

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how the business of government gets done.  Within acquisition, new opportunities have presented themselves to innovate and collaborate more effectively with industry.  In this changing landscape with a new Administration, an increased focus on supporting the federal workforce, continuing telework, and a new urgency to address supply chain and cybersecurity challenges, it's a different world and we may never go back to the old "normal".  Come join us at the Acquisition Innovation Forum and find out firsthand how government and industry are working together to build adaptability, resiliency, speed and repeatability into the acquisition process and changing the world along the way.

objectives

  • Share innovative acquisition strategies from the perspective of both government and industry
  • Hear proposed strategic acquisition plans for 2021
  • Understand how to operate more effectively in this new environment
  • Learn about more efficient acquisition tools, technology, services and methods that are changing acquisition for the better

keynotes

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
Col Joseph Roth, Director of SMC's Innovation & Prototyping Directorate, Space Force Command (Confirmed)
Harrison Smith, Co-Director Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, U.S. Department of Treasury (Invited)

presenters

Marcy Almeida, Acquisition Manager, Procurement Innovation Branch, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury (Confirmed)
Denise Benjamin-Simons, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Environmental Protection Agency (Confirmed)
Barry Berkowitz, Senior Procurement Executive and Director, U.S. Department of Commerce (Confirmed)
Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget (Confirmed)
Adam Bouffard, Group Leader, Center for Acquisition and Management Services (CAMS), Mitre (Confirmed)
VADM Ted Branch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Navy & Marine Corps Group, Perspecta (Confirmed)
Andrea Brandon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Grants and Acquisition , U.S. Department of Interior (Confirmed)
Darlene Bullock, Executive Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
Aaron Deckard, Acting Procurement Director, Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy (Confirmed)
Chris Hamm, Director, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), General Services Administration (Confirmed)
Chad Jones, KPMG Advisory Managing Director, Federal Supply Chain and Operations, KPMG (Confirmed)
Marcelle Loveday, Procurement Analyst, Department of Commerce (Confirmed)
Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator for Acquisition for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (Confirmed)
Shawn O'Donnell, Unit Chief, Office of Acquisition Management, Immigration and Customs, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
Mike Pullen, Vice President, CGI Federal
Donna Ragucci, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Treasury (Confirmed)
Sharon Ridley, Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Veteran Affairs (Confirmed)
Marisa Roinestad, Management and Program Analyst, Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury (Confirmed)
Michael Smith, Executive Vice President, GovConRx, LLC (Confirmed)
John Song, Managing Director, Baird-Global Investment Banking (Confirmed)
John Tenaglia, Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, OUSD (Acquisition and Sustainment), Department of Defense (Confirmed)
Mike Tock, Senior Director, Business Development, Leidos (Confirmed)
Trevor Wagner, Testing and Sharing Lead, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
Bill Weinberg, Assistant Administrator for Contracting and Procurement/HCA, Transportation Security Administration (Confirmed)

 

training credits

The individuals who successfully complete this program are eligible for 8 Continuous Learning Points (CLP).

Individuals seeking CLPs may obtain their CLPs by sending an email request to training @actiac.org.

cancellations

Registration cancellations made on or before March 30, 2021 will receive a refund.  Registration fees are non-refundable starting March 31, 2021.  substitutions are available at any time for no fee.  Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to [email protected].  Requests for cancellations will not be accepted by telephone.
 

Agenda

Agenda - By Date

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

8:00 am to 8:10 am
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
8:10 am to 8:35 am
Keynote Address

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

8:45 am to 9:45 am
Panel: Hang on for the Ride: Acquisition Workforce 2025

Description:  The Office of Management and Budget is modernizing the acquisition workforce with a new blueprint for 2025 with five guiding principles.  This panel will discuss the plans, implementation therof, and the impact on the workforce.

Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, Moderator

Barry BerkowitzSenior Procurement Executive and Director, U.S. Department of Commerce
Andrea Brandon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Grants and Acquisition, U.S. Department of the Interior
John Tenaglia, Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting OUSD (Acquisition and Sustainment)
 

9:45 am to 10:00 am
BREAK - Visit Partner Pavilion and Network Lounge
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Keynote Address

Harrison Smith, Co-Director Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, U.S. Department of Treasury

10:40 am to 11:40 am
Resiliency in Acquisition Technology - Short Case Study Presentations

Description:  Individual successful acquisition technology presentations from four different agencies.

Mike Tock, Senior Director, Business Development, Leidos, Moderator

Marcy Almeida, Acquisition Management Procurement Innovation Branch, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury AND Marisa Roinestad, Management and Program Analyst, Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury

Chris Hamm, Director, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), General Services Administration

Aaron Deckard, Acting Procurement Director, Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy

Marcelle Loveday, Procurement Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce
 

 

 

11:55 am to 12:55 pm
Panel Presentation - Don't Get Caught with Your CPARS Down: Harness the True Power of CPARS

Description:  This panel will discuss how to leverage CPARS as a Performance Management Tool versus just a report card, to improve Contract and Mission Outcomes that will benefit both the contractor and government.

Michael Smith, Executive Vice President, GovConRx, LLC, Moderator

Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
VADM Ted Branch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Navy & Marine Corps Group, Perspecta 
John Song, Managing Director, Baird-Global Investment Banking
Bill Weinberg, Assistant Administrator for Contracting and Procurement/HCA, Transportation Security Administration

 

1:05 pm to 2:05 pm
Panel Presentation - SBA Regulations That Impact and Provide Opportunities for Small Businesses

Description:  This panel of OSDBU subject matter experts will discuss the impact and/or opportunities of regulations on the small business community to include new regulations, joint ventures, self-certifications and other topics.

Denise Benjamin-Sirmons, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Environmental Protection Agency, Moderator

Darlene Bullock, Executive Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Homeland Security
Donna Ragucci, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Treasury
Sharon Ridley, Executive Director, Office of Small and disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Veteran Affairs

2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Three Interactive Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session One:  

What should the Biden Administration focus on to Drive Greater Acquisition Innovation and Improve Contract/Mission Outcomes?
President Transition into office during a pandemic exacerbated critical issues such as the opioid crisis, managing COVID, telework, and rapid delivery of necessary tools and support services.  These impacts demonstrated the need for agile methodologies, modular procurement, human-centered design, open-source software, innovative tools and practices to quickly handle the acquisition processes, etc. to positively support services, transform outcomes, and prevent similar occurrences in the future.  This breakout session will recommend new ideas for acquisition innovation to improve agility, clarity, expeditious, unencumbered acquisition for the future.

     FacilitatorMike Pullen, Vice President, CGI Federal

Breakout Session Two:  

Industry and Government:  A Critical Partnership for Acquisition Innovation?
Public-Private Partnerships are increasing in popularity to allow our government to rapidly respond to change, provide better services to the community, to grow the economy, and to meet large scale and complex challenges requiring cross-sector solutions and collaboration.  These partnerships apply entrepreneurial approaches, efficient capabilities, exchange of ideas, and leverage innovation from industry, academia, non-profits, states, and other areas.  This breakout session will focus on new and innovative ways to use different types of public/private partnerships that can support acquisition innovation.

      FacilitatorAdam Bouffard, Group Leader Center for Acquisition and Management Services (CAMS), Mitre

Breakout Session Three:  

Supply Chain/Risk Management and the Relationship to IT Acquisition – Are there any recommendations to improve?
Risk is required as part of FAR Part 39. There are many techniques that can be applied to manage and mitigate risk during the acquisition of information technology.  These techniques include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuous collection and evaluation of risk-based assessment data;
  • Prototyping prior to implementation;
  • Post implementation reviews to determine actual project cost, benefits and returns; and
  • A focus on risks and returns using quantifiable measures. 
     

This panel will discuss ideas and suggestions on improving risk framework for acquisition.

     Facilitator: Chad Jones, KPMG Advisory Managing Director, Federal Supply Chain and Operations, KPMG

 

3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
Presentations on Each Breakout Session

Judges:

Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
Shawn O'Donnell, Unit Chief, Office of Acquisition Management, Immigration and Customs, Department of Homeland Security
Trevor Wagner, Testing and Sharing Lead, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab, Office of Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

4:15 pm to 4:35 pm
Ending Keynote

Col Joseph Roth, Director of SMC's Innovation & Prototyping Directorate, Space Force Command

Keynote

Soraya Correa
Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Harrison Smith
Director, Enterprise Digitalization, Internal Revenue Service
Colonel Joseph J. Roth
Director, Innovation and Prototyping Directorate and Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center

Chairs

Charis coming soon.

Sponsors

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