2016 Speakers

 

General John F. Kelly

General John F. Kelly

US Marine Corps (retired)

former Commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

Mr. Greg Starr

Mr. Greg Starr

Assistant Secretary of State

Diplomatic Security

Mr. Gary Motsek

Mr. Gary Motsek

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Support)

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Randall McFadden

Mr. Randall McFadden

Director

Airforce Contracting Command Acquisition Management Integration (AMIC)

Ms. Cathy Read

Ms. Cathy Read

Director

Acquisition Management U.S. Department of State

Mr. Eric Moore

Mr. Eric Moore

Director of Procurement Policy

Office of the Procurement Executive, US Department of State

Mr. Ron Catipon

Mr. Ron Catipon

Director

Office of Overseas Protective Operations, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Sharon James

Ms. Sharon James

Office of Acquisition Management

US Department of State

Mr. William Flavin

Mr. William Flavin

Assistant Director

Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

Mr. Jeffrey Hermann

Mr. Jeffrey Hermann

Deputy Director, Air Combat Command

 

Mr. Alex Thier

Mr. Alex Thier

Former Assistant Administrator

USAID

Ms. Theresa Whelan

Ms. Theresa Whelan

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • General John F. Kelly, US Marine Corps (retired), former Commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)

  • Mr. Randall McFadden and Mr. Jeffrey Herman, Air Force Contracting Command – Acquisition Management Integration Center (AMIC)

  • Mr. Greg Starr, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security

  • Mr. Gary Motsek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Support)

  • Mr. Eric Moore, Director of Procurement Policy in the Office of the Procurement Executive, US Department of State

  • Ms. Cathy Read, Director of the Office of Acquisition Management, US Department of State

  • Mr. Ron Catipon, Office of Diplomatic Security, US Department of State

  • Ms. Sharon James, Office of Acquisition Management, US Department of State; Mr. Alex Thier, Former Assistant Administrator, USAID

  • Mr. William Flavin, Assistant Director, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • Contracting with DOD, DOS, USAID, DOE, USDOT

  • Federal Government Procurement for Small Businesses

  • Bid protests and LPTA; Human Trafficking

  • Developments in Standards and Compliance

  • U.S. and Allied Responses to ISIS and other Terrorist Threats

  • The Role of Operational Contracting in the growing International Refugee Crisis

  • Policy Perspectives on Global Low Intensity Conflict