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IT Acquisition Summit Agenda

Aug 7-9, Omni Fort Worth Hotel, TX

RegistrationGovernment Hotel Reservation

Aug 7, 2019

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4:00 - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception at Billy Bob’s (2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX)

Arrive before 4 PM in order to view the cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd. The Cattle Drive travels through the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards on East Exchange Avenue in front of the Livestock Exchange Building and then back to the holding pens behind the Livestock Exchange Building for viewing.

Aug 8, 2019

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7:30 AM

Registration, Opening and Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within Government agencies. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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8:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

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8:40 AM

Texas-Style Welcome

Dennis Shingleton

Dennis Shingleton

District 7 Member, Fort Worth City Council (invited)

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8:50 AM

Opening Remarks

Bobby Babcock

Bobby Babcock

GSA Regional Administrator, Region 7

George Prochaska

George Prochaska

GSA Regional Commissioner, Region 7

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9:00 AM

Fireside Chat: IT Modernization, Category Management, and Shared Services

Dominic Sale

Dominic Sale

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Operations, Technology Transformation Services, U.S. General Services Administration

Bill Zielinski

Bill Zielinski

Assistant Commissioner, IT Category, U.S. General Services Administration

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, IT Category, U.S. General Services Administration

Moderator: Keith Nakasone

Moderator: Keith Nakasone

GSA Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition, IT Category, U.S. General Services Administration

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10:00 AM

Texas Two-Step, Panel 1: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity plays a crucial role in the Federal Government, as agencies are tasked with securing information that is critical to the security of our nation. This panel will examine the government programs and contract vehicles that focus on cybersecurity and discuss how agencies successfully using these programs to secure their critical infrastructure.

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Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

CDM Program Manager, DHS (invited)

Zach Rich

Zach Rich

Branch Chief, Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) Region 7, U.S.General Services Administration

Lawrence Hale

Lawrence Hale

Director, IT Security Subcategory, U.S. General Services Administration

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Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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10:45 AM

Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within the Federal Government. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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11:15 AM

Texas 2-Step Panel 2: Cloud & Infrastructure

As Government agencies decide what applications and data to move to the cloud, they must navigate a variety of obstacles. This panel will examine the current cloud & infrastructure landscape within the Federal government and discuss how agencies are navigating an environment of constantly-changing policy, standards, security requirements and technology.

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Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn

Program Manager, Trusted Internet Connections Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan

FedRAMP Director (Acting)/Secure Cloud Portfolio, U.S. General Services Administration

Allen Hill

Allen Hill

Office of Telecommunications Director, U.S. General Services Administration

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John Radziszewski

John Radziszewski

IT Products Manager/Software Category Manager, U.S General Services Administration

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

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12:15 PM

Overview of GSA’s IT Schedule 70, Government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreements, and Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs)

Sherri Wyatt

Sherri Wyatt

Director, Hardware Contract Division, GSA

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Director, Office of IT (Non-MAS) Acquisition Operations

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1:00 - 1:30 PM

Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within Government agencies. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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1:30 - 4:45 PM

Afternoon Training Sessions:

Sessions will start at 1:30 p.m. and run concurrently. Attendees will have the option to attend either session A or B.

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1:30 - 2:30 PM

Training Option A: Mobility Solutions, Security and Category Management

A panel from the Mobility Services Category Team (MSCT) and industry partners will cover mobility topics including 5G, IoT, and AI. This session will also include an overview of recent updates to IT Schedule 70 Mobility SIN 132-53 and Status of Enterprise Infrastructure Services/EIS.

Allen Hill

Allen Hill

Director, Office of Telecommunications, U.S. General Services Administration

Moderator: Sam Navarro

Moderator: Sam Navarro

Program Manager, Enterprise Mobility Program, U.S. General Services Administration

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Industry Panel Discussion on 5G Roll Out, Internet of Things, and Security of the Supply Chain

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Training Option B: First Responder Authority Services: The Crucial Role of the First Responder Network Authority

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) mission is to deploy, operate, maintain, and improve the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. This reliable, highly secure, interoperable, and innovative public safety communications platform brings 21st century tools to public safety agencies and first responders, allowing them to get more information quickly and helping them to make faster and better decisions.

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Edward Parkinson

Edward Parkinson

Acting CEO, FirstNet (invited)

Mike Matranga

Mike Matranga

Executive Director of Security & Safety, Texas City Independent School District & Former Secret Service Special Agent (invited)

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2:30 - 2:45 PM

Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within Government agencies. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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2:45 - 3:45 PM

Training Option A: GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation & Policy Updates

What it is, What it is not, and the Phased Approach 

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Stephanie Shutt

Stephanie Shutt

Director, MAS Program Management Office (PMO)

Stacy Lowe

Stacy Lowe

Procurement Analyst, IT Schedule Governance Division, GSA

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Training Option B: Small Business Panel & Set Asides

Tips to being a Successful Small Business for Vendors (discussion to include GSA OSBU, Resources, Teaming Arrangements)

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Amy Lineberry

Amy Lineberry

Deputy Associate Administrator, GSA Office of Small Business Utilization

Charles Manger

Charles Manger

Associate Administrator, GSA Office of Small Business Utilization

Tanika Pierce

Tanika Pierce

Area Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (invited)

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Small Business Success Story – Fonda New

Small Business Success Story – Fonda New

CEO, QRI

Moderator: Joey Phelps

Moderator: Joey Phelps

Customer Service Director, U.S. General Services Administration

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3:45 - 4:45 PM

Training Option A: IT Modernization, Cloud and Cybersecurity

This session is a deeper dive into updates to GSA’s IT Schedule 70 and ordering from GSA Vehicles. Learn how agencies can get to the cloud and ensure cybersecurity to meet federal mandates.

GSA IT Schedule 70 Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation Special Item Number (SIN) 132-44 and Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) SIN 132-45 Update

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Terence Rountree

Terence Rountree

Deputy Director, IT Security Subcategory, U.S. General Services Administration

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Update to GSA’s Cloud Special Item Number 132-40, Software SINs, and Cloud Information Center

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John Radziszewski

John Radziszewski

IT Products Manager/Software Category Manager, U.S General Services Administration

Brad Cornell

Brad Cornell

IT Schedule 70 Division Director, GSA

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Moderator: Victor Florido

Moderator: Victor Florido

HACS SIN Technical Lead, U.S. General Services Administration

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Training Option B: GSA Schedule Processes and Administration for Vendors

Learn from GSA Contracting Officers (CO) the latest e-modification guidance

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Crystal Rudko

Crystal Rudko

Lead Contracting Officer, IT Schedule 70, GSA

Cary Grigsby

Cary Grigsby

Contract Specialist, IT Schedule 70 GSA

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Keys to Having a Successful Virtual Assessment & Ask an IOA and ACO

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Carrie Cuevas

Carrie Cuevas

Master Industrial Operations Analyst, GSA

Rita McCue

Rita McCue

Division Director, IT Schedule 70, GSA

Moderator:  Yamel Broadnax

Moderator: Yamel Broadnax

Contract Specialist, U.S. General Services Administration

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6:00 - 8:00 PM

Hospitality Event

Aug 9, 2019

Government and Industry Partners Only

 Registrants to arrive early to sign up for Market Research Session meetings on Friday.  

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8:00 - 11:30 AM

Lanham Federal Building

Option A

Room 4A14H, Texas Room, on the 4th floor (take elevator bank 1-8 from lobby to 4th floor)

Market Research Sessions: Contractors will have an opportunity to speak with GSA’s professional acquisition staff in 10 minute interval sessions to ask vital business questions and obtain tips on how to market their Schedule and GWACS to federal agencies.

Topics You Can Sign Up For:

(1) Schedule 70 (2) GWACS (3) Marketing (4) Compliance (5) Wireless Mobility Team

10:00 – 10:10 AM: Break

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Option B

GSA Ordering and Use Case Workshop

Room 11A30A on the 11th floor (take elevator bank 9-14 from lobby to 11th floor)

Learn the latest on ordering from GSA Schedule 70 and immerse in practical use cases.  This session gives valuable insight to agencies and to industry on using GSA solutions for technology.  Participants gain key information to help leverage future acquisitions to achieve more efficient and effective government.

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Jill Thomas

Jill Thomas

Division Director, IT Schedule 70, GSA

Eddie Mills

Eddie Mills

Deputy Director, Direct Client Support Division, GSA

Tonya Pruitt

Tonya Pruitt

Division Director, IT Schedule 70, GSA

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This event does not constitute or imply an endorsement by GSA of ATARC.