Schedule of Events

 

Registration Hours

Tuesday, May 13 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 15 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 


 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


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

Continental Breakfast

   

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Col Mike Warlick, USMC (Ret.) (confirmed)
Vice President, Defense Operations

AFCEA International

Keynote

The Honorable Frank Kendall, III (confirmed)

Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

   
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Break
   

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Plenary Panel

"Achieving an Effective National Security Posture in an Age of Austerity"

Chair:

Dr. Jacques S. Gansler (confirmed)

Director

Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise

University of Maryland

Presentation


Panelists:

The Honorable Katrina McFarland (confirmed)

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)

Dr. Nancy Spruill (confirmed)

Director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

Ms. Eleanor R. Spector (confirmed)

Vice President, Prime Contract Management

Fluor Government Group

Presentation

   
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Break

   

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Panel 2: DoD Weapon Acquisition Program Outcomes and Opportunities for Improvement

Chair: Michael Sullivan, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Presentation

Defense Acquisitions Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs: GAO-14-340SP

Selected Findings from GAO’s Analysis of DOD’s Portfolio of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

Cheryl Andrew,Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Travis Masters, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Kris Keener, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Panel #3: Enhancing Acquisition Outcomes through Performance-Based Contracting

Chair: Stan Z. Soloway

President and CEO

Professional Services Council

Discussant: David Lamm
Professor Emeritus

Naval Postgraduate School

HIMARS: A High Performance PBL Case Study

William Lucyshyn,

University of Maryland

Presentation

Jacques Gansler,

University of Maryland

 

Exploring Service Innovations in Performance-based Contracts in the Swedish Defence Sector: A Case Study of SK 60 Trainer

Michael Dorn,

Swedish National Defence College

Thomas Ekstrom,

Swedish Defence Research Agency

Presentation

Panel 4: Improving Acquisition Workforce Quality and Effectiveness

Chair: Keith Snider

Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

Measuring Acquisition Workforce Quality through Dynamic Knowledge and Performance: An Exploratory Investigation to Interrelate Acquisition Knowledge with Process Maturity

Mark Nissen,

Naval Postgraduate School

Rene Rendon,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

 

Learning Organizations: Their Importance to Systems Acquisition in DoD

Robert Tremaine,

Defense Acquisition University

Donna Seligman,

Defense Acquisition University

Presentation

 

A Comparison of Government and Industry Program Manager Competencies

Roy Wood,

Defense Acquisition University

Presentation

   
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
   

1:45 p .m. - 3:15 p.m.

Panel 5: Beyond Better Buying Power: Assessing Progress and Institutionalizing Success

Chair: James E. Thomsen

Principal Civilian Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition)

Identifying Governance Best Practices in System-of Systems Acquisition

Joshua Archer,

Center for Strategic & International Studies

David Berteau,

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Presentation

 

Beyond Business as Usual?  Better Buying Power and the Prospects for Change in Defense Acquisition

Zach Huitink,

Syracuse University

 

A Model for Understanding the Relationship Between Transaction Costs and Acquisition Cost Breaches

Diana Angelis,

Naval Postgraduate School

Laura Armey,

Naval Postgraduate School

LCDR Carl Biggs,

US Navy

Presentation

Panel 6: The Role of Competition in Contracting

Chair: Rene Rendon

Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Gaining Leverage Over Vendor Lock to Improve Acquisition Performance and Cost Efficiencies

Virginia Wydler,

MITRE Corporation

Presentation

 

Open Systems Architecture License Rights: A New Era for the Public-Private Market-Place

Nickolas Guertin,

DASN RDT&E

Howard Reichel,

In-Depth Engineering Corporation

Presentation

 

Strategies for Competition Beyond Open Architecture (OA): Acquisition at the Edge of Chaos

Niraj Srivastava,

Raytheon

Michel Rice,

R2E, Inc.

Presentation

Panel 7: Challenges of Software Development in an Open Architecture Environment

Chair: Reuben Pitts

President, Lyceum Consulting, LLC

Presentation

 

Achieving Better Buying Power through Cost-Sensitive Acquisition of Open Architecture Software Systems

Walt Scacchi,

University of California-Irvine

Thomas Alspaugh,

University of California-Irvine

Presentation

 

Analyzing Quality Attributes as a Means to Improve Acquisition Strategies

Patrick Place,

Carnegie Mellon University

Cecilia Albert,

Carnegie Mellon University

David Camey,

Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation

 

Combining Risk Analysis and Slicing for Test Reduction in Open Architecture

Valdis Berzins,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

   

3:30 p .m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panel 8: Causal Factors for Cost Breaches in DoD Acquisition

Chair: Gary R. Bliss

Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA)
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)

Regulatory Burden and Poor Defense Acquisition Program Outcomes

R Bruce Williamson,

Institute for Nuclear Security

Justin Roush,

University of Tennessee

Presentation

 

Digging Out the Root Cause: Nunn-McCurdy Breaches in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

Irv Blickstein, Jerry Sollinger and Charles Nemfakos,

RAND Corporation

Presentation

 

Creating a Cost-Conscious Culture: from RFP through Execution

Kathlyn Hopkins,

Marine Corps Systems Command

Presentation

Panel 9: Contract Design for Successful Public Private Partnerships

Chair: Fred Thompson

Professor, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University

A New Availability-Payment Model for Pricing Performance-Based Logistics Contracts

Peter Sandborn,

University of Maryland

Qingbin Cui,

University of Maryland

Amir KashaniPour,

University of Maryland

Xinyan Zhu,

University of Maryland

Presentation

 

System Dynamics and Management Science Approaches Toward Increasing Acquisition Process Efficiency

Stefan Pickl,

UniBwM
Bo Hu,

UniBwM

Joachim Block,

UniBwM
Heinrich Buch,

UniBwM

Armin Leopold,

UniBwM

Presentation

The Construction of Department of Defense Contracts in Thin Markets

Trevor Brown, Yong Woon Kim and Alex Roberts

Ohio State University
Daniel Albalate,
University of Barcelona

Presentation

Panel 10: Issues in Distributing Software Components to the Tactical Edge

Chair: Reuben Pitts

President, Lyceum Consulting, LLC

Presentation

Discussant: Brad Naegle

Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School

Smartphones in the Tactical Environment: A Framework for Financial Analysis of U.S. Marine Corps Options

Nick Dew,

Naval Postgraduate School

Glenn Cook,

Naval Postgraduate School

John Gibson,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

 

“Pushing a Big Rock Up a Steep Hill”: Acquisition Lessons Learned From DoD Applications Storefront

Amanda George,

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Michel Morris,

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Matthew O'Neil,

SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Presentation

   
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Student Research Poster Show/Networking Social

   
   
   

Thursday, May 15, 2014


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

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Morning Keynote:

Mr. James Smerchansky (confirmed)

Deputy Commander, Systems Engineering, Interoperability, Architectures & Technology (SIAT)

Marine Corps Systems Command

   
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Break
   

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Panel 11: Changing Contours of the Defense Industrial Base

Chair: John Gaffney

Managing Principal,

Renaissance Strategic Advisors

Presentation

Quarrelsome Committees in US Defense Acquisition: the KC-X Case

Raymond Franck,

USAF Academy

Bernard Udis,

Colorado University at Boulder

Presentation

 

Rethinking the Buy vs. Lease Decision

Jacques Gansler,

William Lucyshyn and John Rigilano

University of Maryland

Presentation

 

The Impact of Fiscal Austerity, Macroeconomic Forces, and Shifting Defense Priorities on the Global Defense Industrial Base

Nayantara Hensel,

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Critical Choices

Marilyn Gaska ,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 12: Assessing the Role of Public-Private Partnerships in DoD Logistics and Acquisition

Chair: John Dillard

Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School

Critical Choices in a Time of Austerity

Lou Kratz,

Bradd Buckingham and Bernie Kelleher

Lockheed Martin

 

Public Private Business Models for Defence Acquisition

Thomas Ekstrom,

Swedish Defence Research Agency

Presentation

 

DoD Lead System Integrator (LSI) Transformation:  Creating a Model Based Acquisition Framework (MBAF)

Ron Carlson,

Naval Postgraduate School

Paul Montgomery,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 13: Acquisition Jointness and Its Effects

Chair: LTG Joseph L. Yakovac, Jr., USA (Ret.)

Naval Postgraduate School
former Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)

The Decline and Fall of Joint Acquisition Programs

William Novak,

Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Moore,

Carnegie Mellon University

Julie Cohen,

Carnegie Mellon University

Jay Marchetti,

Carnegie Mellon University

Mathews Collins,

Carnegie Mellon University

Presentation

 

The Cost Impacts of Jointness: Insights from the NPOESS Program

Morgan Dwyer,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bruce Cameron,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Markus Bradford,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ed Crawley,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Zoe Szajnfarbar,

George Washington University

Presentation

 

Acquisition Risks in a World of Joint Capabilities: A Study of Interdependency Complexity

Mary Maureen Brown,

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Presentation

   
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Break

   

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Panel 14: Trends and Risks in the Global Industrial Base

Chair: John Birkler

Senior Fellow
Manager, Maritime Programs
RAND Corporation

 

Defense Contracting Trends by Platform Portfolio

David Berteau, Rhys McCormick and Gregory Sanders

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Presentation

 

The Case for the Development of a Theoretical Framework for Defence Acquisition

Kevin Burgess,

Cranfield University

Thomas Ekstrom,

Swedish National Defence College

Presentation

 

Identifying and Mitigating Industrial Base Risk for the DoD: Results of a Pilot Study

Sally Sleeper,

OUSD AT&L Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

Gene Warner,

OUSD AT&L Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

John Starns,

Northrup Grumman, Inc.

Presentation

Panel #15 Advances in Contract Management

Chair: BG Stephen B. Leisenring, USA
Deputy Director of Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Efficacy of the Government’s Use of Past Performance Information: An Exploratory Study

Tim Hawkins, Western Kentucky University

Presentation

Contracting for Reform: The Challenges of Procuring Security Training and Advisory Services in Fragile Environments


Nicholas Armstrong and David Van Slyke,

Syracuse University

Presentation

Price Analysis on Commercial Items Purchases Within the Department of Defense

Ralucca Gera and Janie Maddox, Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 16: Defense Supply Chained Modeling Insights

Chair: Ken Mitchell, Jr.

Director, Research and Analysis
Defense Logistics Agency

Mixture Distributions for Modeling Lead Time Demand in Coordinated Supply Chains

Barry Cobb,

Virginia Military Institute
Alan Johnson,
Air Force Institute of Technology

Presentation

 

Maintenance Enterprise Resource Planning: Information Value Among Supply Chain Elements

Rogers Ascef,

Naval Postgraduate School

Alex Bordetsky,

Naval Postgraduate School

Geraldo Ferrer,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

 

Multi-Objective Optimization Of Fleet-Level Metrics To Determine New System Design Requirements: An Application To Military Air Cargo Fuel Efficiency

Parithi Govindaraju,

Purdue University

Navindran Davendralingam,

Purdue University

William Crossley,

Purdue University

Presentation

   
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
   

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Panel 17: Predicting Performance and Interdependencies in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

Chair: Nancy L. Spruill

Director, Acquisition Resources & Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)

A Scalable Approach to Modeling Cascading Risk in the MDAP Network

Anita Raja,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mohammad Hasan,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Shalini Rajanna,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi,

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Presentation

Promoting Affordability in Defense Acquisitions: A Multi-Period Portfolio Approach 

Navindran Davendralingam, Purdue University

Daniel DeLaurentis,

Purdue University

Presentation

 

Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) Application: Improving Web Service to Acquisition Visibility Portal Phase II

Ying Zhao,

Naval Postgraduate School

Shelley Gallup,

Naval Postgraduate School

Douglas MacKinnon,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 18: Enhancing Small Business Participation in Defense Acquisition

Chair: Rear Admiral Seán F. Crean, US Navy

Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

Disruptive and Sustaining Technology Development Approaches in Defense Acquisition

Gene Warner,

OUSD AT&L Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

Presentation

 

Analyzing Patents Generated by SBIR Firms

Toby Edison,

Defense Acquisition University

Presentation

 

Increasing the Department of the Navy's Opportunities for Small Business and Non-Traditional Suppliers through Simplified Acquisitions Contracting and NAICS Targeting

Max Kidalov,

Naval Postgraduate School

Jennifer Lee,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 19: Toward Cost Reductions in Ship Design and Maintenance

Chair: RADM James Greene, USN (Ret.)
Chair of Acquisition, Naval Postgraduate School

Potential Cost Savings of Additive Manufacturing Combined with 3D imaging and CPLM for Fleet Maintenance

David Ford,

Texas A&M University

Tom Housel,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

 

A Proposal for Reducing Work Content in Early Stage Naval Ship Design

Robert Keane,

Ship Design USA, Inc.

Laury DeSchamps,

SPAR Associates, Inc.

Steve Maguire,

First Marine International

Presentation

 

Does Computer Based Training Impact Maintenance Costs and Actions? An Empirical Analysis of the US Navy's AN/SQQ-89(v) Sonar System

Robert McNab,

Naval Postgraduate School

Diana Angelis,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

   
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Break

   

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panel 20: Enabling Affordable Programs through Informed Early Decisions

Chair: Michael McGrath

Vice President, Systems & Operations Analysis, Analytic Services Inc.

Presentation

Analyses of Alternatives (AoAs): Toward a More Rigorous Determination of Scope

George Thompson, Jaime Frittman and John Yuhas,

Analytic Services, Inc.

Presentation

 

Effectiveness of Competitive Prototyping and Preliminary Design Review Prior to Milestone B

William Fast,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

 

Valuation of System Architectural Options to Meet Affordability Requirement

Ronald Giachetti,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 21: Exploring Managerial Implications of Current DoD Contracting Trends

Chair: Harry P. Hallock
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement)

Presentation

Discussant: Francois Melese
Professor

Naval Postgraduate School

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Spending and the Supporting Industrial Base, 2000-2013

David Berteau, Jesse Ellman, Gregory Sanders and Rhys McCormick,

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Presentation

 

Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Drivers of Success in Services Acquisition

Rene Rendon,

Naval Postgraduate School

Uday Apte,

Naval Postgraduate School

Michael Dixon,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

Panel 22: Enhancing Cost Estimating Techniques

Chair: Daniel A. Nussbaum

Naval Postgraduate School, former Director, Naval Center for Cost Analysis

A Robust Design Approach to Cost Estimation: Solar Energy for Marine Corps Expeditionary Operations

Susan Sanchez, Matthew Morse, Stephen Upton, Mary McDonald and Dan Nussbaum,

Naval Postgraduate School

Presentation

 

The Budding SV3: Estimating the Cost of Architectural Growth Early in the Life Cycle

Matthew Dabkowski,

US Army/University of Arizona

Ricardo Valerdi,

University of Arizona

Presentation

 

Using Cost Estimating Relationships to Develop A Price Index for Tactical Aircraft

Stanley Horowitz,

Institute for Defense Analyses

Bruce Hamon,

Institute for Defense Analyses

Daniel Levine,

Institute for Defense Analyses

Presentation

   
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Student Research Poster Show/Networking Social