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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
President & CEO
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: "DoD and Industry Partnership - A Way Ahead!"
The Honorable Frank Kendall, III (confirmed)
Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Polaris A, B, and C
Workshop A: "How Do We Establish Technical Superiority With a Reduced Force Structure?" Polaris A
Mr. Alan R. Shaffer, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (confirmed)
Mr. Gene Zapfel, Group Federal Vice President, Unisys (confirmed)
Workshop B: "Sequestration: What Was the Impact and How Do We Recover the Industrial Base?" Polaris B
Moderator: Mr. Brett B. Lambert, Executive in Residence, Renaissance Strategic Advisors (confirmed)
Mr. Joe Sifer, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (confirmed)
Workshop C: "Services Training: Do They Have the Right Training, Experience, and Tools?" Polaris C
Mr. Randall Culpepper, PEO, Combat and Mission Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (confirmed)
Co-Moderator: Mr. Jordon Sims, Director of Organization Relations and Programs, Project Management Institute (confirmed)
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Atrium Ballroom and Atrium Hall
Breakout Session #1: "10 Procurement Improvements We Can Make Now " Atrium Hall
Mr. Bob Lohfeld, Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc. (confirmed)
Mr. Eric Gregory, Senior Vice President of Capture and Proposal Consulting, Shipley Associates (confirmed)
Mr. Randall Edney, Associate Director for Small Business Programs, Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (ASC), Department of Defense (confirmed)
Ms. Hala Strohmier, Founder and Managing Member of Strohmier Consulting, LLC. (confirmed)
Workshop E: "Innovation: Barriers and Enablers!" Polaris B
Mr. Louis Tucker, President, Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND) and CEO, Mission Sync, LLC (confirmed)
Mr. Matt Collier, Director, Social and Public Sector Practice, LUMA Institute (confirmed) Workshop F: "Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) or Best Value: Which Way Are We Going?" Polaris C
Mr. David J. Berteau, Senior Vice President and Director of National Security Program on Industry and Resources, Center for Strategic and International Studies (confirmed)
Mr. Rick Jones, Chief Strategist, Federal Procurement Policies, CISCO (confirmed)