Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Tuesday, October 29

7:30am – 8:45am

Salon 1-3 Prefunction Area (Second Level)

Registration, Breakfast Buffet & Exhibit Visits

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7:30am – 7:30pm

Studio C

Member’s Lounge (Member’s Only)

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Salon 4 Ballroom

Opening Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies, David Litt, Executive Director for the Center of Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction

Michelle Quinn, Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors, Senior Vice President, Patriot Group International

Howie Lind, ISOA President and Executive Director Remarks from Presenting Sponsor – KBR


Salon 4 Ballroom

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Denise Natali

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Introduction: Pete Dordal, President, GardaWorld Federal Services, Former Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors


Salon 4 Ballroom

Guest Speaker

Major General James Linder (Retired)

Former Commanding General of Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan

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Salon 4 Ballroom

Keynote Speaker

Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL)

House Armed Services Committee

Introduction: Greg Craddock, CEO, Patriot Group International, Former Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors


Salons 1-3 Prefunction Area

Networking Break


Salon 4 Ballroom

Business Matchmaking

Moderator: Jake Frazer, ISOA Membership Committee Chairman, Co-Founder of Precision Talent Solutions


Salon 1-3


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Plenary Session

Department of State, Foreign Assistance

James Richardson, Director of Foreign Assistance


Salon 4 Ballroom

Plenary Session

Contracting with the U.S. Department of State – the Office of Overseas Protective Operations and the Office of the Acquisition Executive

Moderator: Gerald Goss, Executive Management Team for MSA Security; Former Chairman of the ISOA Board of Directors


  • Nick Sabruno, Director of Office of Overseas Protective Operations, State Department
  • John Stever, Senior Contracting Manager, Office of the Senior Acquisition Official, State Department
  • Stephanie Felton, Program Manager, Overseas Building Operations, State Department
  • Patrick Reilly, Director of Diplomatic Security Contracts Division, State Department


Breakout Session 1A

Salon 4 Ballroom

Afghanistan Peace and Transition: How should international assistance organizations prepare for pull outs and peace building?

Moderator: Jeff Grieco, President, Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce


  • Ambassador Tony Wayne (c), Senior Diplomatic Official at American University and Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Karen Freeman (c), Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs
  • Scott Wilcox (c), Group CEO & Founding Partner, Sicuro Group
  • Rohullah Osmani

Breakout Session 1B

Studio D

Africa: Conflict, Development and Democracy

Moderator: Doug Brooks, President Emeritus for ISOA


  • Derek Wright, Uganda Desk Officer, Bureau of African Affairs, State Department
  • Mac McClelland, ISOA Chapter President for Middle East & Africa
  • Dr. Anita Plummer, Assistant Professor of African Studies, Howard University
  • CAPT Troy Gronberg, US Navy, Special Assistant to the Director of Logistics, AFRICOM J-4


Salon 4 Prefunction Area

Networking Break

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Plenary Session

New Cyber Requirements for all DoD contractors

Speaker: Kate Arrington, OSD, Chief Information Security Officer, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition


Salon 4 Ballroom

Plenary Session

Reflections on Stability Operations from DoD Perspective

Gary Motsek, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense for Program Support


End of Day One Remarks

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Salon 1-3, Exhibit area

Tuesday Evening Reception

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Lobby Bar

After Party Gathering

(cash bar)