In March, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees wrote a letter to NDIA requesting our input to their acquisition reform efforts of the coming years. Industry, the Pentagon, and the Congress all have reached consensus that reform is not just desirable, it is essential heading into a period of budget austerity. In order to properly respond to the Committees' request for input, NDIA needs the views and input of our members.
This event will kick-off information gathering by NDIA's Senior Fellow for Acquisition Reform, Jon Etherton. Jon will present a set of problem areas culled from past acquisition reform efforts, root causes of those problem areas, and proposed solutions.
This three hour event will allow participating members to discuss and refine the list of problems, discuss and refine the identified root causes of those problem areas, and then discuss the possible solutions.
Jon and the NDIA acquisition reform team will distill the discussion down to an agreed-upon set of problem areas, root causes, and potential solutions for further work as the year progresses. Future events will give NDIA members additional opportunities to comment on Jon's draft product.
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM Description of acquisition reform project
9:10 AM Discuss and prioritize problem areas
10:00 AM BREAK
10:05 AM Discuss and refine root cause analysis
11:00 AM BREAK
11:05 AM Discuss and refine potential solutions
12:00 PM Adjourn
Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
2121 Crystal Drive
Suite 100, Auditorium
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 413-5881
All guests must register at the Lockheed Martin Security Desk located near the large globe on the first floor Lobby Level.
Individuals will be asked to provide a government issued photo ID.
METRO AND PARKING DIRECTIONS
From Crystal City Metro Station:
(0.3 mi / approx. 5 min) Blue/Yellow Line
- Exit Metro Station and walk east on 18th Street South
- Turn right on Crystal Drive
- Cross the street to 2121 and proceed through glass doors to 1st floor Visitor Desk (Lockheed Martin lobby)
(entrance to parking garage located directly to right of building with direct access to lobby)
- At intersection of S 23rd Street and Crystal Drive, turn into parking garage.
- Follow signs to gold/yellow columns labeled 2121
- Park your vehicle and proceed to 1st floor Visitor Desk (Lockheed Martin lobby) via elevator
Register Now Online!
Registration Fee: $25
Cancellation Fee: $5
You may cancel your registration and receive a partial refund (minus the $5 cancellation/processing fee) up to three (3) business days prior to the event - COB May 27, 2014.
Substitutions are welcome and encouraged. Please email Ms. Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP at firstname.lastname@example.org with any registration cancellation/substitution requests.