'See Both Sides of the Acquisition Curtain'
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Attendees of this event will be eligible to receive 8 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)
Press Coverage of Lifting the Curtain and Reverse Industry Day:
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.
- Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Office of Management and Budget
- Eric Cho, Acquisition Innovation Advocate and project lead, DHS Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department 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
- 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 Hall, Strategy & Planning Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
- Scott Hine, Director, 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 Yuter, Senior 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
ACT Members (Government): $45
IAC Member: $295
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.