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Lifting the Curtain: Requirements Development in Federal Acquisition and Reverse Industry Day

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8AM-4PM EST
Venue Address: 
Renaissance Washington DC
999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington , DC 20001
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8AM-4PM EST
2018-02-21 08:00:00 2018-02-21 16:00:00 America/New_York Lifting the Curtain: Requirements Development in Federal Acquisition and Reverse Industry Day See more details at: https://www.actiac.org/lifting-curtain-requirements-development-federal-acquisition-and-reverse-industry-day Renaissance Washington DC, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, Washington, DC
Venue Address: 
Renaissance Washington DC
999 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington , DC 20001

Event Details

Overview

'See Both Sides of the Acquisition Curtain'

Pre-Registration is closed for this event. Onsite registration is available 

 

Attendees of this event will be eligible to receive 8 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)


Testimonials from Lifting the Curtain and Reverse Industry Day attendees:

"Excellent panels."

"The DHS Procurement Innovation Lab and the IRS change management message were both great!"

"Top takeaway from the event was early communication on both sides Government & Industry is key to ensuring that requirements are clear and that Industry has a good understanding of what is needed so that they can provide the best product / service."

"The event was informative!"

 

Press Coverage of Lifting the Curtain and Reverse Industry Day:

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/02/p11235532/three-wires-kitty-nix-presents-at-act-iac-forum

https://fcw.com/articles/2018/02/21/reverse-industry-day-innovation.aspx

https://www.fedscoop.com/gsa-points-alliant-success-future-industry-engagement/

 

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) invites you to the Lifting the Curtain with Reverse Industry Day on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Renaissance Washington in Washington, DC.

REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT IN FEDERAL ACQUISITION

Before there is a contract and before there is a solicitation, there is a need or requirement that the end-user deems necessary to meet the agency’s mission. The identification and definition of this need occur during the requirement development phase, and sound requirement development is the key to successful procurement for Federal agencies, the contractor, and the people involved in this process.  However, there are internal and external challenges in this process.  During the morning session, you will hear from Government and Industry leaders in the field of Acquisition, as they discuss these challenges in this process.

Following the morning session, we will have a working lunch followed by a Reverse Industry Day.

REVERSE INDUSTRY DAY

This Reverse Industry Day will provide an opportunity for industry to express their views and perspectives on Request for Information (RFIs), Request for Proposals (RFPs), Oral Presentations, Pilot Demonstrations, and other acquisition-related interactions with the government  

You will hear expert panelist, share and discuss “real-life” examples and impacts from an industry perspective. In addition, they will provide recommendations and suggestions on how to improve the overall proposal process.  The ability to share these perspectives helps to improve and diminish the myths, misunderstandings, and ambiguities associated with the proposal processes.   It further intends to improve communications and interactions more openly between government and industry.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Office of Management and Budget  
  • Eric ChoAcquisition Innovation Advocate and project lead, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), Office of the Chief Procurement OfficerDepartment of Homeland Security
  • Michelle Street, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Operations, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, United States Department of Health and Human Services

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Jim Blades, Vice President, Jefferson Consulting Group, Jefferson Solutions
     
  • Kenneth M. Brennan, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Deputy Director, Services Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Department of Defense
     
  • Lawrence Floyd, Learning Director, Services Acquisition, Defense Acquisition University, Department of Defense 
     
  • Polly HallStrategy & Planning Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security 
     
  • Scott HineDirector, Information Technology Services Office, Department of Energy
     
  • Douglas Jackson, Sr. Director, Business Analysis, and  Requirements, RG

  • Helene Johnson, Principal, Bid2Win Consulting

  • Casey Kelley, Director of the Customer Engagement, Information Technology Category (ITC),  Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), General Services Administration 

  • Michael Alvin A. Marquez, Director for Army/Navy Sector, Federal Systems Integration, and Management Center, General Services Administration

  • Mike McHugh, Staff Vice President, General Services Administration and GWAC Programs, General Dynamics Information Technology

  • Kitty Nix, Senior Vice President, Services Division, Three Wire Systems, LLC. 

  • Kim Pack, Vice President, Wolf Den Associates

  • Jeff Shen, Vice President, and General Manager, Red Team Consulting

  • Lindsey Tepp, Director of Business Development, NuAxis Innovations

  • Melinda Ward, Client Executive, U.S. Public Sector, DXC Technology

  • Mitchell Winans, Special Assistant, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

  • James Williams, Partner, Schambach & Williams Consulting 

  • Stephen YuterSenior Manager & Chief Contracts Strategist, Deloitte

AS A RESULT OF THIS FORUM YOU WILL ABLE TO:

  • Comprehend the interaction between stakeholders during the requirement development process
  • Calibrate industry business development efforts with agency requirement development processes
  • Develop effective industry engagement strategies during the requirement development phase
  • Align agency needs and mission objectives with available private-sector market solutions
  • Improve private-sector and agency interaction throughout the requirement development phase
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of current agency requirement development practices
  • Improved communication and understanding between government and industry 
  • Better clarity in the proposal process
  • Determine whether a more simplified process can be developed that would save time and cost to both government and industry

 

TRAINING FEES:
ACT Members (Government): $45
IAC Member: $295
Non-Member: $400

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.

Keynote

Eric Cho
Project Lead, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab
Mathew Blum
Associate Administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Office of Management and Budget
Michelle Street, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Operations, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, United States Department of Health and Human Services