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Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street, NW
United States
Start Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00 AM
End Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:00 PM
Exploring the Future of Collaboration and Innovation
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Acquisition Excellence 2015


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Acquisition Excellence 2015 is an education and training event that will bring together the government and industry acquisition communities in order to collaborate on the latest acquisition challenges and generate innovative solutions for potential implementation.  This year's Acquisition Excellence will be hosted in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, VA Acquisition Academy, and the Office of Management and Budget. It will be a one-day event held in Washington, DC on March 3, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Washington. This training event is an ACT-IAC Academy accredited event.

Keynote Speakers include:

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget

Invited Speakers include:

Lisa Akers, President, ASI Government
Lesley Field, Deputy Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget
Deborah Gadsden, Director of Operations, Program Management School, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy
David Grant, Chief Procurement Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Paul Gregory, Vice Chancellor Program Management School, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy
Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, General Services Administration
Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator of Acquisition Workforce Programs,  Office of Management and Budget
Dan Schoettinger, Acting Director, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Selective Acquisitions
Tim Shaughnessy, Technical Advisor, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Tracy Walker, Contracting Officer, US Digital Service
Highlights of this year’s event include:

Highly interactive Challenge Zone sessions will facilitate attendees generating innovative solutions for specific acquisition challenges.

Featured Challenge Topics include:
1.      Market Intelligence/Market Research
2.      Lowering Barriers to Entry
3.      Evaluating Innovation
4.      Rate the Agency
5.      Knowledge Transfer/Management
6.      Acquisition of the Future

Training sessions from Government Agencies will focus on best practices, use cases and demonstrations of innovative acquisition tools.  

An Innovation Contest held throughout the conference will recognize the innovative ideas generated by attendees during the sessions, including the concepts that could make a significant, immediate impact on the acquisition community.

By participating in Acquisition Excellence 2015, attendees will learn best practices, network with fellow acquisition professionals, and help generate solutions that could solve their daily acquisition challenges.   Government attendees will include contracting officers and specialists, program managers, legal professionals and acquisition leaders and policy makers.   Collaboration between these stakeholders will be emphasized during the conference and will be a primary benefit for attendees.  This year's agenda includes updates on current acquisition priorities and changes and also provides interactive sessions where government and industry executives can collaborate on current acquisition challenges and opportunities.

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