Securing the Homeland through Acquisition and Technology Workshop

Agenda

Monday, September 24

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

INTRODUCTIONS

 

Terrence Kelly
Director, HSOAC
Scott Randels
Director, Federally Funded Research & Development Centers, Program Management Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Isaac Porche
Director, Acquisition and Development Program, HSOAC

8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

DHS Acquisition: Past and Present

 

Keynote: Honorable Paul Schneider
Former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chip Fulghum
Deputy Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Soraya Correa
Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Marie Mak
Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Phil Anton, Moderator
Senior Information Scientist, HSOAC

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

COFFEE BREAK

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Development of Requirements

 

Mark Williams
Enterprise Resource Planning Division, Office of Policy & Program Analysis, FEMA

Steve Truhlar
Acting Director, Joint Requirements Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security<,/p>

Tobin Ruff
Director, Capabilities and Requirements Division
Planning, Analysis, and Requirements Evaluation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Keith Goll
Acting Assistant Administrator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, TSA Office of Requirements and Capability Analysis (ORCA)

Brian Persons
Senior Management Scientist, HSOAC

Moderator: Angela Putney
Senior Physical Scientist, HSOAC

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

WORKING LUNCH

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Technology Transition and Emerging Technology

A discussion on the hurdles and potential solutions to technology transfers from the laboratory to the field

 

Dr. Eric Houser
Director, U.S. Transportation Security Administration Analysis Division

Chief Rodney Washburn
Director, Data Analysis Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Dr. John Fischer
Director, U.S. Chemical-Biological Defense Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Maynard Holliday
Senior Engineer, HSOAC

Eric Landree
Senior Engineer, HSOAC

Moderator: Liz Nguyen
Associate Physical Scientist, HSOAC

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

Tuesday, September 25

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Service Acquisitions

Examining Best Practices and Policy Options for Effective Service Acquisitions

 

Katrina Brisbon
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Contracting and Procurement,
Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Krista Sweet
Director of Policy, Homeland Security Defense Business Council

Bradley Saull
Vice President for Civilian Agencies, Professional Services Council

Thomas Richards
Professional Staff Member (minority), Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Michelle Woods
Senior Professional Staff Member (majority), Senate Homeland Security Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee

Frank Camm
Senior Economist, HSOAC

Moderator: Jeff Drezner
Senior Policy Researcher, HSOAC

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

IT Modernization

A Conversation on Modernizing Information Technology to Better Secure the Homeland

 

Luke McCormack
Former Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Melissa Bruce
Executive Director, Business Management Office, Office of the CIO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Pamela Walker
Vice President, Federal Public Sector, IT Alliance for the Public Sector

John Bordeaux
Senior Management Scientist, HSOAC

Moderator: Cindy Dion-Schwarz
Senior Physical Scientist, HSOAC

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

WORKING LUNCH

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Common Issues with Non-IT Acquisitions

 

Keynote: Debra Cox
Executive Director
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Program Accountability and Risk Management (PARM)

Katie Geier Noreiga
Director, Cost Analysis Division, Management Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Rose Marie Davis
Director in Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Phil Anton
Senior Information Scientist, HSOAC

Jim Broyles
Senior Operations Researcher, HSOAC

Moderator: Jessie Riposo
Senior Operations Researcher, HSOAC

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

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