Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Wardman Park Marriott Hotel

All Day

Member’s Lounge (ISOA Members-Only)

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7:00-8:30 am

Registration, Breakfast Buffet & Exhibit Visits

• Exhibits Open •

Breakfast Sponsor:

8:30-8:45am

Opening Ceremonies / Remarks from Presenting Sponsor

Ella Studer, Senior Vice President for Operations, KBRwyle

8:45am-9:25am

Keynote Speaker

David Trachtenberg

Department of Defense Stabilization Way Ahead

David Trachtenberg
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Introduction: Stephanie Zink

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9:25–10:25am

Plenary Session

Operationalizing the Stabilization Assistance Review: DoD, State, and USAID Working Together in Fragile States

What is the US support for international stability operations? Where is the US going in its support for Afghanistan, UN DPKO, Somalia?  How should the US most effectively support these missions?

Introduction: Howie Lind, President ISOA
Moderator: Erol Yayboke, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Panelists: Jason Ladnier the Director of our Partnerships, Strategy, and Communications, Robert Jenkins, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
Patrick Antonietti, Department of Defense, Director of Stabilization and Peace Operations; Tine Knott, DAI

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10:25-10:50am

Networking Break

• Exhibits Open •

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10:50–11:15am

Plenary Session

Michael O’Hanlon

Trends in US Support for International Stability Operations

What is the US support for international stability operations? Where is the US going in its support for Afghanistan, UN DPKO, Somalia?  How should the US most effectively support these missions?

Introduction: Doug Brooks.
Speaker: Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

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11:15-11:45pm

Plenary Session

Paul Williams

Trends in International Peacekeeping, Africa and beyond

Update on ISOA Middle East & Africa Chapter

Introduction: Melissa Sabin
Speaker: Paul Williams, Associate Professor Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University

11:45–1:00pm

Lunch • Exhibits Open •

Matt Eversmann

The Battle of Mogadishu

Introduction: Greg Craddock
Speaker: Matt Eversmann, First Sergeant, US Army (Ret.).

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1:00-2:00pm

Breakout Session 1A

U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security and State Procurement

Moderator: Greg Craddock.
Panelists: Nick Sabruno, Sharon James, and John Stever

Breakout Session 1B

Expeditionary Medical Planning: Top Ways to Manage Costs and Mitigate Risks

Moderator: Mike Ussery,
Panelists: Dan Jones, CHS Medical; Dr. Brynn Karch, RMI; Dr. Kenneth McDonnell, International SOS; and Tom Crabtree, Aspen Medical

2:00–3:00pm

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Soft Networks: Aligning National Security Interests & Values

Introduction: John Gastright, DynCorp International
Moderator: Steve Miska
Guest Speaker: Ambassador Ryan Crocker

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3:00-3:30pm

Networking Break

• Exhibits Open •

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3:30–4:30pm

Plenary Session

What’s going to happen to PKSOI? Stay or Go?

Moderator: Michelle Quinn;
Panelists: Tammy Schultz, Steve Miska, Bill Flavin

4:30–5:15pm

Breakout Session 2A

Afghan/Iraq Tax Issue Panel

Moderator:  Ward Scott, Founder and Principal of Scott Advocates PLLC, based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Panelist: Kevin Doxey, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Program Support
Panelist:  Thomas Lampley, KBRwyle – Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs Government Services Logistics, Member of the ISOA Board of Directors
Panelist:  Frank Helmick, Lieutenant General (United States Army, Retired), SOSi — Senior Vice President for Mission Solutions Group
Panelist:  Ginger Cruz, Former Deputy to the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, CEO of Mantid International

Breakout Session 2B

Shaping the Future for Small Business Participation in Government Contracting

Moderator: Jimmy Kirkpatrick.
Panelists: George Price, Mauricio Vera, Chris Decker, Jake Frazer

5:15pm-5:30pm

End of Day One Remarks

Speaker: Genevieve Wozow, Remote Medical International

5:30pm-8:00pm

Networking Reception

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 |Wardman Park Marriott Hotel

All Day

Member’s Lounge (ISOA Members-Only)

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7:00am–8:30am

Registration and Breakfast Buffet

• Exhibits Open •

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8:00am – 8:30am

ISOA Member’s Only

State of ISOA

Howie Lind, President and Executive Director; ISOA Board of Directors

8:30am-8:45am

Opening Remarks

Presenting Sponsor: PAE

8:45am-9:15am

Keynote Speaker

Nicole Nason

Overview of Acquisition Services at the State Department

Nicole Nason
Assistant Secretary of State, for Administration

Introduction: Tom Heasley, Caliburn

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9:15am-10:15am

Breakout Session 3A (60 min.)

Emerging trends in development, stabilization, and humanitarian assistance; the relationship of private and public capital to complex crises.

Introduction: Ed Wilson
Moderator: Dave Harden
Panelists: Bryan Mabry, Adam Norige, Marcia Wong

Breakout Session 3B (60 min.)

IG Panel – “Balancing Oversight and Program Implementation in Overseas Contingency Operations”

Moderator: Michael Carroll, Former USAID IG, CHS Medical – Compliance and Ethics Advisor
Panelist: Stuart Bowen, Former Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
Panelist: Arnold Fields, Former Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
Panelist: Lynne Halbrooks, Former Deputy Inspector General for the Department of Defense
Panelist: Ward Scott, Founder and President of Scott Advocates PLLC

10:15am-10:45am

Networking Break

• Exhibits Open •

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10:45am-11:00am

Plenary Session

Mr. Timothy Applegate

11:00am-11:45am

Plenary Session

IDIQ Panel

IDIQ Panel discusses the “acquisition arm” of DOS, DoD and others. Learn how contractors can better communicate and work with the USG. LPTA!

Moderator: Gerald Goss, MSA Security – Executive Management Team
Panelist: Jeffrey Hermann, Program Manager for the Counter-Narcotics and Global Threats Mission
Panelist: BG Doll, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Program Support
Panelist: Cathy Read, Department of State – Managing Director and Senior Procurement Executive

11:45am-1:00pm

Lunch • Exhibits Open •

Digital Currencies, Terrorism, and International Money Laundering, and Cyber Threats

Introduction: Scott Jacobs
Speakers: Scott Dueweke, Chase Cunningham

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1:00pm-1:15pm

Plenary Speech

The Future of Terrorism, Around the Globe

Introduction: Kelley Deconciliis
Speaker: Peter Bergen

1:15pm-2:15pm

Plenary Session

Afghanistan 2019: The Key Challenges Ahead

Moderator: Jeff Grieco
Panelist: New Afghanistan Ambassador to Washington, Ms. Roya Rahman or Presidential Advisor Ajmal Ahmady
Panelist: Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan Affairs
Panelist: Leslie Schweitzer, CEO, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan
Panelist: Matt “Archie” Archibald, Hoplite Group

2:15pm-3:00pm

Plenary Session

Capitol Hill Issues Related to Overseas Contingency Operations before the 116th Congress

Moderator: Jeff Greico

Panelists: Afghan Presidential Advisor Ajmal Ahmady; Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan Affairs; Leslie Schweitzer, CEO, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan; Matt “Archie” Archibald, Hoplite Group

3:00pm-3:30pm

Networking Break

• Exhibits Open •

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3:30pm-4:15pm

Breakout Session 4A

Modern Day Slavery

Moderator: Nick Forster
Panelist: Patrick Malcom
Panelist: Ryan Berry
Panelist: Jennifer Oetken

Breakout Session 4B

Africa Outlook

4:15pm-5:15pm

Breakout Session 5A

Partnering—the Nuts and Bolts of Subcontracts, Teaming Agreements, and Joint Ventures

This panel will consider critical issues that a contractor should consider when looking at partnering with another contractor including the relative advantages and disadvantages of teaming agreements, subcontracts, and joint ventures. Issues considered will include effectively delineating workshare, ensuring that the agreement will be enforceable, liability issues, and choice of law and litigation concerns.

Moderator: Chris Decker — CEO at Planate Management Group Mark Talkington – Business Development Executive at SOSi
Panel: Rob Whitfield – COO at Patriot Group International, Inc.
Panel: Ryan Bradel – Partner at Ward & Berry, PLLC

Breakout Session 5B

Private Security Company Panel – Issues and Developments

Moderator: Scott Jacobs, CEO of New Century US, Treasurer on the ISOA Board of Directors
Panelist: Ryan Berry, Founding Partner with Ward & Berry PLLC, Member of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) Board of Directors
Panelist: Christopher Mayer, Department of Defense – Program Support, Member of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) Board of Directors
Panelist: Jamie Williamson, Executive Director of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA)
Panelist: Dr. Michael Posner, ICoCA board member representing the Civil Society Organizations pillar

5:15pm-5:30pm

Closing Remarks

5:30pm-7:00pm

New Chairman’s Reception

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