Track 1

  • Tom Leney, OSDBU, Director, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (Invited)

Track 1:
Federal Government Procurement Opportunities


Civilian OSDBU Landscape Panel


  • Kevin Boshears, OSDBU, Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)
  • Tom Leney, OSDBU, Director, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (Invited)
  • Syretta Dyson-Buesing, Outreach Manager, U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)

Mentor-Protégé: DoD vs SBA

Moderator: John Shoraka, Managing Director, Advisory Services, PilieroMazza


  • Holly Schick, ‎Director, All Small Mentor Protege Program, SBA – CONFIRMED
  • Shannon C. Jackson, Associate Director Mentor Protégé Program/Outreach
  • DoD Office of Small Business Programs – CONFIRMED

Multiple Award Contracts GSA OASIS, Alliant, NIH CIOSP3

Moderator: Ted Buford, Vice President and Program Manager, CACI International, Inc.


  • Bridget Gauer, Director of National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
  • Michelle Warren, OASIS, GSA

Cyber Acquisition Policies and Procedures (Modernization) Panel


  • Leslie Field, Deputy Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, (OFPP)
  • Traci Walker, Lead Contracting Officer, U.S. Digital Service, Executive Office of the President, White House
  • Matthew Blum, Associate Administrator Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

Category Management and Its Evolution

Session Description:

Category Management –Is Your Small Business a Part of the Transformation?

The breakout session objective: The Federal government is consistently seeking more efficient and effective ways of purchasing goods and services. Category management is transforming how the government purchases goods and services and has proven to be an effective tool that identifies proven vendors and their prices leading to reduced cost, time, and duplication of efforts, especially with economic stringencies requiring the government to do more with limited resources. Consequently, to be effective and progressive, it is vital for vendors to understand the government’s mission and objectives and work collaboratively to develop strategies to meet those needs.

Moderator: Lisa Jenkins, WOSB Program Manager & Industry Liaison/Business Analyst, Department of the Treasury


  • Susan Minson, Procurement Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, (OFPP)
  • Alexandra Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Alan Monico, Contract Specialist, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Ken Dodds, Director of Policy, Planning and Liaison at the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Health & Human Services Landscape Panel

Session Description:

HHS has one of the largest civilian IT budget requests for fiscal year 2018. This panel is comprised of procurement specialists from CMS, NIH and FDA to discuss upcoming procurement opportunities and spending trends within the agency. These three sub agencies had the top IT spending in HHS between fiscal years 2013-2017.

Moderator: Marsha Hasson, VP Computer Systems & Apps, Westat


  • Melissa Starinsky, Director and Head of Contracting, OAGS, CMS (invited)
  • Bridget Gauer, Director, NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
  • Leonard Grant, Director, OAGS, FDA (invited)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Session Description:

Donald F. Camden, Deputy, Head of Contracting, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)


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See the detailed breakout session times here.