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GSA Information Technology Category (ITC) Acquisition Summit Agenda

Aug 7-9, Omni Fort Worth Hotel, TX

Government RegistrationIndustry Participation

Aug 7, 2019

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4:00 - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Malone’s Pub

Aug 8, 2019

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7:30 AM

Registration, Opening and ITC Acquisition Summit Showcase

The Acquisition 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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8:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

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8:45 AM

Texas-Style Welcome

 

The Honorable Betsy Price

The Honorable Betsy Price

Mayor of Fort Worth (invited)

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9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

 

Bobby Babcock

Bobby Babcock

GSA Regional Administrator, Region 7 (invited)

George Prochaska

George Prochaska

GSA Regional Commissioner, Region 7 (invited)

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9:10 AM

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

Keith Nakasone

Keith Nakasone

GSA Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition (invited)

Margie Graves

Margie Graves

Federal Deputy CIO, OMB (invited)

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9:30 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.

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

CDM Program Manager, DHS (invited)

Lawrence Hale

Lawrence Hale

Director, IT Security, ITC, GSA (invited)

Wayne Thomas

Wayne Thomas

Project Lead, SCRM, GSA (invited)

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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10:30 AM

ITC Acquisition Technology Showcase

The Acquisition 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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10:45 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.

Mark Bunn

Mark Bunn

Program Manager, Trusted Internet Connections Program, DHS (invited)

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan

FedRAMP Director (Acting)/Secure Cloud Portfolio, GSA (invited)

Dan Pomeroy

Dan Pomeroy

Project Lead, SCRM, GSA (invited)

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

Founder/President, ATARC

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11:45 AM

FirstNet 2-Step: 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.

 

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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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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12:45 - 1:00 PM

ITC Acquisition Technology Showcase

The Acquisition 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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1:00 - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Training Sessions: 

Sessions will start at 1:00 p.m. and run concurrently. Attendees will have the option to attend either session A or B.

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1:00 - 2:00 PM

Training Option A: Mobility Solutions, Security and Category Management: The Mobile Services Category Team and GSA’s FSSI Wireless Mobility Program

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 Schedule 70 Mobility SIN 132-53, RFQ Generator Tool, and Status of Enterprise Infrastructure Services/EIS.

  • Sam Navarro, Program Manager, Enterprise Mobility Services, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Roberto Rosales, Mobile Technologies/Network Engineering Branch Chief, U.S. General Services Administration (Fort Worth)

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

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

Training Option B: IT Modernization, Cloud and Infrastructure

  • Brad Cornell, IT Schedule 70 Division Director, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Skip Jentsch IT Cloud Products Manager, S. General Services Administration
  • Sharon Aiken, Title, Update to Cloud Special Item Number 132-40
  • MITRE & ATARC speakers –Summary of 2018 IT Modernization White Paper
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2:00 - 2:15 PM

ITC Acquisition Technology Showcase

The Acquisition 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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2:15 - 3:15 PM

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

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

  • Stephanie Shutt, Director, MAS Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Robin Bourne, GSA Office of Policy and Compliance

How to order from GSA Schedules and the latest updates including OLM

  • Steve Sizemore, Jill Thomas, Tyrees Jones/BIC

Training Option B: Small Business Panel & Set Asides

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

Marketing Your Schedule Contract – Steve Bartley

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3:30 - 4:30 PM

Training Option A: GSA e-Tools, Acquisition Gateway, IT Solutions Navigator, Pricer Tool/Calc

Training Option B: GSA Schedule Processes and Administration for Vendors

  • Learn from GSA Contracting Officers (CO) how to submit an e-modification and learn what COs look for when reviewing these packages
  • FAS SRP 
  • Keys to Having a Successful Virtual Assessment & Ask an IOA 

 

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5:00 - 7:00 PM

Hospitality Event

 

Aug 9, 2019

Government and Industry Partners Only

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8:00 - 11:30 AM

Lanham Federal Building

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

Market Research Sessions: Agencies and companies 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.  

 

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