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 4ACQ - Annual Acquisition Symposium 

4ACQ - Annual Acquisition Symposium 

Theme

"The Future of Acquisition: Everything Old is New Again"

Event Number
4ACQ

Event Date

5/5/2014
 to 5/5/2014

Event Location
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Event Contact
Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP at jsprinkel@ndia.org or 703-247-2554

Introduction

The Procurement Division will hold their Annual Acquisition Symposium on May 5, 2014 in Norfolk, VA. This event draws in members from the procurement division and other NDIA members, top industry and government speakers, and panelists to discuss current issues facing the defense industrial base. Attendees also have the opportunity to network on current challenges facing the acquisition and procurement community.

Who should attend: Contract Management, Procurement, and Acquisition Professionals

Keynote Speaker:
 
Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA)
Chair, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee


Ms. Katrina McFarland
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)

Panel Topics include:

  • Information and Access: When is Enough, Enough?
  • A Civil War Relic Finds New Life: The Civil False Claims Act
  • View from the Services: Working Challenges Together
  • Defense Acquisition University: Evolution of the Training Process

Numerous other panelists and featured speakers will also be in attendance to participate in active discussions on procurement and acquisition.

 

Public Contracting Institute, LLC ID # 111657 is the NASBA approved sponsor. Up to 6.5 CPE credits (Administrative Practice Skills/Business Law/Finance) may be earned for the Symposium. CLE credits will be determined following the event.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Download/View/Print FINAL Agenda 4.29.14

Monday, May 5, 2014

6:30 am         Registration
 
   
7:00 am         Continental Breakfast

8:00  am        Symposium Kick-off

8:05 am         Presentation of the Colors
                     Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command, Suffolk, VA

8:15 am        Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA)
                    Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

9:00 am        Networking Break

9:15 am        PANEL 1: A Civil War Relic Finds New Life: The Civil False Claims Act
                      - Stu Nibley, Partner, K&L Gates (moderator)
                      - Chad Boudreaux, Corporate VP, Litigations & CCO, Huntington Ingalls
                      -
Colette G. Matzzie, Partner, Phillips & Cohen
                      -
Robert K. Huffman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

10:45 am       PANEL 2: View from the Services: Working Challenges Together
                      - RADM Lenn Vincent, USN (Ret), DAU Industry Chair (moderator)
                      -
Col Severin J. Blenkush, Deputy Director, HQ ACC Acquisition               
                                                            Management & Integration Center, USAF
                      - CAPT Barry R. Smith, Acquisition Department Director, NAVSUP Fleet
                                                        Logistics Center, USN
                      -
Mr. Timothy G. Tweed, Deputy to the Brigade Commander, 419th
                                                          Contracting Support Brigade, Mission and
                                                          Installation Contracting Command
                                                          Fort Bragg, USA
 

12:15 pm       Luncheon with Hon. Katrina McFarland
                     
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
                     Office of the Under Secretary of Defense AT&L

2:00 pm         PANEL 3: Information and Access: When is Enough, Enough?
                       - Paul Pompeo, Partner, Arnold & Porter (Moderator)
                                                       Vice Chair, NDIA Contract Finance Committee
                       - 
Mark Richards, DCAA Deputy Regional Director, Eastern Region
                      - Walt Kobos, Vice President, Internal Audit & Government Compliance, CACI
                       -
Matt Popham, Vice President, Government Compliance, Leidos
                       -
Joan Sherwood, Director, Cost & Pricing Policy, Contract Directorate, DCMA

3:30 pm        Networking Break

3:45 pm        PANEL 4: Defense Acquisition University (DAU): Evolution of the
                                     Training Process
                      - RADM Lenn Vincent, USN (Ret), DAU Industry Chair (Moderator) 
                      - Dr. Ray Ward, Professor of Contract Management
                                             Defense Acquisition University

4:45  pm        Closing Remarks

5:00 -            Networking Reception
6:00 pm         *Sponsored by KPMG, LLC

 

Public Contracting Institute, LLC ID #11657 is the NASBA approved sponsor. Up to 6.5 CPE credits (Administrative Practice Skills/Business Law/Finance) may be earned for the Symposium. CLE credits will be determined following the event.

Location

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: (757) 622-6664

Lodging

NDIA has blocked a group of rooms at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside from Sunday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at a reduced group rate.

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
T: (800) 325-3535
Online Reservations

Cut-off Date: Monday, April 18, 2014

Industry Group Rate: $129/night++
Govt Per Diem Rate: $89/night*

Rates are available three (3) business days pre/post the symposium dates, based on availability.

Industry Reservations
Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations. Attendees may contact the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside directly by calling 1-800-325-3535 or by going to the hotel's online portal.

*Government Reservations
We have a limited number of government per diem rooms. The government per diem rate will be offered to invited government speakers first. If there are rooms remaining after speakers have made their reservations, we will open the block up to government attendees.

Please contact Ms. Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP at  jsprinkel@ndia.org to give your arrival and departure dates after you receive your invitation no later than Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Registration

Online Registration is now CLOSED!

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event does NOT automatically register you for the committee meetings the following day or the Cork Award Dinner. Visit www.ndia.org/meetings/4PC4 to register for the committee meetings or the Cork Award Dinner.

REGISTRATION FEES:

  • Government Employee = $135
  • Academia = $185
  • Industry/Individual - NDIA Members = $185
  • Industry/Individual - NDIA Non-Members = $215
  • Cancellation Fee = $75

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, minus the $75 cancellation/processing fee, if submitted by COB Thursday, April 24, 2014.

If cancellation occurs after the April 24 cut-off date, no refund will be offered. Substitutions are welcome and are encouraged. Please e-mail Ms. Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP at jsprinkel@ndia.org with any cancellation/substitution requests.

Contact Information "Opt-Out Option"
If you do NOT want to have your contact information (Ph# and e-mail address only) included in the conference attendee registration list that is included in the Symposium program, you may "opt-out" by emailing jsprinkel@ndia.org with your request.     

 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Jennifer Sprinkel, jsprinkel@ndia.org or (703) 247-2556.

 

Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense