PROGRAM

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

WELCOME

Mr. Steve Ritchey

Vice President for Intelligence

AFCEA International

Mr. Christopher Haakon

Consultant

Mr. William Clougherty

Consultant

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PARTNERING FOR THE FUTURE

Mr. Michael A. Rodrigue

Deputy Director

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The demand for GEOINT knowledge, information and data continues to grow. While NGA focuses on providing unique analytical content and anticipatory intelligence, the agency will increasingly nurture partnerships with other GEOINT stakeholders, including those in industry, to develop innovative solutions for moving the agency toward its envisioned future state. Deputy Director Rodrigue will discuss NGA’s envisioned future and highlight potential areas for government-industry collaboration.

Focus Questions:

  • How can industry best support NGA’s mission objectives?
  • What are NGA’s top mission needs and funding focus?
  • How is NGA planning to adjust to funding constraints?
  • What areas are being emphasized for investment and which areas are being deemphasized?

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

MANAGING THROUGH PORTFOLIOS

Ms. Ellen McCarthy

Chief Operating Officer

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA recently evolved the way it manages its programs, resources, priorities and investments. Chief Operating Officer Ellen McCarthy will summarize the five portfolios the agency now uses to manage 100 percent of its resources: Analytic Capabilities, Content, Customer Service, Open IT and Business Services. Each portfolio houses two key strategic initiatives, which are deemed essential for the agency to reach its envisioned future state.

Focus Questions:

  • How are NGA’s strategic initiatives being used to achieve mission objectives?
  • Why move to portfolio management?  What are the advantages?
  • What is the process for coordinating and integrating across the portfolios?
  • How can industry support portfolio managers as they build, manage and execute plans to achieve priorities?

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

ANALYTIC CAPABILITIES PORTFOLIO

Mr. Gary Dunow

Deputy Director

Analysis Directorate

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Jim McCool

Associate Deputy Director for Analytic Integration

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Damien Kerr

OPTTIC Lead

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA continues to advance its analytic tradecraft through the implementation of advanced analytic techniques and processes that are applied to the full spectrum of GEOINT. Speakers in this session will focus on Activity Based Intelligence and Structured Observation Management, two key initiatives within the portfolio. They also will discuss how the agency increasingly is looking to partner with industry for innovative big data solutions to help analysts leverage and navigate new large-volume data sources.

Focus Questions:

  • How are programs being prioritized and what programs are being divested?  What are your top programs?
  • What do you see as the future for Analysis?
  • What are the business opportunities within the Analytic Capabilities portfolio?

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

CONTENT PORTFOLIO

Mr. John Goolgasian

Deputy Director

Source Operations & Management Directorate National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Kevin Hope

National GEOINT Officer for Cartographic Content

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Cheryl Christopher

Next Generation Collection Initiative Lead

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Collecting and presenting timely and reliable GEOINT content is at the core of NGA’s mission. NGA’s seamless, dynamic Map of the World (MoW) enables users to visualize and access integrated intelligence content fixed to accurate geographic features on the Earth. Speakers in this session will discuss NGA’s needs regarding next-generation content collection.

 

Focus Questions:

  • How are programs being prioritized and what programs are being divested? 
  • What are the top initiatives within the Content Portfolio?
  • What are the business opportunities within this portfolio?

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CUSTOMER SERVICE PORTFOLIO

Mr. Geoff Fowler

Director

Xperience Directorate

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Mark Riccio

The Globe Portfolio Initiative Lead

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Kathy Wever

Customer Engagement Portfolio Initiative Lead

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA’s vision is to provide timely, relevant and accurate GEOINT wherever and whenever it is needed. This session's speakers will discuss the agency’s vision for ensuring any customer – whether warfighter or policymaker, homeland security operator or first responder – can easily discover and use NGA’s GEOINT offerings through various stationary and mobile devices and security domains. Highlighted in his discussion will be the agency’s progress toward developing a new online customer engagement framework called The Globe. The speakers will also discuss how the agency will use business analytics to improve the NGA customer experience.

 

Focus questions:

  • What work is ongoing within this portfolio?
  • What work is prioritized and what is being divested?
  • How are you working with customers to understand their needs?
  • What are the business opportunities within this portfolio?

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

OPEN IT PORTFOLIO
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Mr. David White

Chief Information Officer

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Andy Spage

Open IT Portfolio Initiative Lead

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Karla Swistak

Unified Technology Stack Initiative Lead

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

A common set of IT services and infrastructure commodities is necessary for integrating intelligence across the defense and intelligence communities. Mr. White, manager of the Open IT portfolio, and team will discuss NGA’s plans to build a unified technology stack and a unified data strategy to enable mission capabilities across the National and Allied Systems for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG/ASG). The agency will nurture business partnerships to secure systems and services that are open and accessible, yet secure, and have the potential to reduce architecture complexity.

Focus Questions:

  • What initiatives are being implemented as a direct result of Snowden?
  • Can you outline the progress and future elements of IC ITE within NGA?
  • How will you drive change across the portfolios?
  • What are the business opportunities within this portfolio?

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

BUSINESS SERVICES PORTFOLIO

Mr. Rich Bayard

Deputy Chief Operating Officer East

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Daniel Hinchberger

Competition Advocate

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

NGA’s Business Services portfolio will lead the agency’s realization of the business model underlying its Strategy and Vision. Speakers in this session will discuss NGA’s efforts to align people, processes and technologies to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness across a range of disciplines spanning security to financial management and more. The agency will nurture partnerships that lead to creative solutions for improving processes and identifying and sharing best practices across the enterprise.

Focus Questions:

  • What work is ongoing within this portfolio?
  • How will the new business model align people, processes and technologies to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness?
  • What opportunities does Industry have to provide support to this portfolio?

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

STRETCH BREAK

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

SMALL BUSINESS INTERACTION

Ms. Sandra Broadnax

Small Business Program Office

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Ms. Tonya Crawford

Senior Procurement Executive

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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Mr. David Burns

Component Acquisition Executive

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Mr. Douglas McGovern

Director, InnoVision Directorate

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

This session's speakers will provide an overview of items of interest to both small and large businesses including RFP

evaluation criteria and new approaches to increasing partnerships between small and large businesses.

Focus Questions:

  • What is the “Prime of Primes” approach and how is it used to increase small business participation at NGA?
  • Has the percentage of opportunities awarded to small business over the last year increased or decreased?  What are the mission areas?
  • How can small businesses work with large businesses to promote innovation and increase our contractor base?

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Ms. Tonya Crawford

Senior Procurement Executive

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Ms. Tonya Crawford, NGA Senior Procurement Executive will provide industry with the latest information on upcoming NGA business opportunities to include timelines for future RFIs and RFPs.

Focus Questions:

  • How can industry stay informed on current and upcoming business opportunities?
  • How will portfolio management improve the procurement process?
  • Will contracts continue to see reductions over the next year?
  • What specific opportunities are coming out in the next 18 months?

 

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS: NGA ACQUISITION TRENDS
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Mr. David Burns

Component Acquisition Executive

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Partnering for innovative solutions to complex challenges is an ongoing theme for NGA and other federal agencies as the intelligence and defense communities strive to ensure effectiveness and efficiency within an austere economic climate. To help industry better understand areas of need and opportunity, Mr. David Burns, NGA’s Component Acquisition Executive, will summarize the agency’s acquisition trends.

 

Focus Questions:

  • Where is NGA’s acquisition focus today and where are the growth opportunities for industry?
  • How can industry partners help NGA meet current and future challenges?

4:15 p.m.

WRAP-UP

Mr. Christopher Haakon

Consultant