• June 2, 2015
  • National Press Club
    Washington D.C.


Across the federal government, agencies are urged to take advantage of the efficiencies and effectiveness that information technology offers. The federal government expects to spend $95.7 billion on IT in the coming fiscal year. From the IT Modernization Act and Technology Modernization Fund to the President’s Management Agenda, the Trump administration and Congress expect agencies to make technology a top priority so that taxpayers will reap the benefits. From 24/7 digital engagement with citizens to automating routine processes to constant, real-time protection of sensitive information, leaders are pushing government to catch up with private industry and meet public expectations for services.

The Federal IT Acquisition Summit provided acquisition and management leaders with insights into key trends and developments in federal IT contracting. Some topics included:

  • Prioritizing contracting dollars
  • Building the best acquisition workforce
  • Getting to industry solutions quicker
  • Making a protest-proof award
  • Getting the most out of contracts
  • Creating lasting vendor relationships

The event also included Hands on Training for specific contracts lead by primary contract leads from a variety of agencies.

Summit Agenda

Thursday, November 15, 2018

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
7:55am - 8:00am Opening Remarks
8:00am - 8:30am The Changing Landscape: Acquisition Priorities in Civilian Government
  • Lesley Field (Invited) Acting Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Office of Management and Budget
8:30am - 9:00am The Changing Landscape: Acquisition Priorities in the Defense Department
  • Lisa L.E. Belt Acting Director for Cyber Development Defense Information Systems Agency
9:00am - 9:40am Tech & Acquisition Panel I | Procuring for Digital Transformation: Laying the Foundation
  • Leonel Garciga J6 Chief and Chief Technology Officer, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO)
  • Florence Kasule Director of Procurement United States Digital Service, DOD

    [Pending Agency Approval]
  • Frank Konieczny Chief Technology Officer United States Air Force
  • Charles Onstott Vice President, Chief Technology Officer CALIBRE

Sponsored By: SAIC

10:00am - 10:20am Preparing for Cloud Smart: The Next Step in Cloud
10:20am - 11:00am Tech & Acquisition Panel II | Meeting the Promise of the MGT Act: One Year In
  • Mark Hayes Chief Technology Officer Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Terri Jones Government Solution Marketing Manager Hyland
  • Gary Washington Chief Information Officer U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sponsored By: Hyland and Canon

11:00am - 11:20am FCW One-on-One | Becoming Certified in Digital Services Acquisitions
11:20am - 12:00pm Tech & Acquisition Panel III | Best Practices in Procuring Cybersecurity
  • Larry Hale Director, IT Security Subcategory,
    Office of Information Technology Category,
    Federal Acquisition Service
    U.S. General Services Administration
  • Wanda Jones-Heath Air Force Chief Information Security Officer (SAF/CIO A6Z) United States Air Force
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch Keynote | Using AI, Automation and Blockchain to Reinvent Acquisitions
  • Ken Thomson BUYSMARTER Solution Architect Department of Health and Human Services
1:00pm - 1:40pm Session 1A | Streamlining the Acquisition Process Through NITAAC GWACs
  • Ed Wilgus Acquisition Consultant National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
1:00pm - 1:40pm Session 1B | GSA’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Contract
  • Crystal Philcox Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Category Management, Office of Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration
1:40pm - 2:20pm Session 2A | DHS’s Procurement Innovation Lab Bootcamp
  • Polly Hall (Invited) Acquisition Innovation Advocate, DHS Procurement Lab, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Department of Homeland Security
1:40pm - 2:20pm Session 2B | GSA’s Alliant 2 Contracts
  • Ed Benger IT Account Manager U.S. General Services Administration
  • Diemle (Le) Phan Senior Contracting Officer U.S. General Services Administration
2:20pm - 3:00pm Session 3A | NASA SEWP Contract
2:20pm - 3:00pm Session 3B | GSA’s IT Schedule 70
  • Tonya Pruitt Division Director, IT Schedule 70
    Office of Information Technology Category
    Federal Acquisition Service
    U.S. General Services Administration


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