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Topic: Confronting the Challenges Facing Today’s Government Contracting Community
Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington DC 20005
Date: Thu, Oct 03, 2019
Time: 07:30 AM -  05:00 PM
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Exciting Agenda for Oct 3 Government Contracting Conference!


This inaugural conference of the Center for Government Contracting at the George Mason School of Business and Defense Acquisition University seeks to create an annual "go to" event for high level discussions on the important and fascinating GovCon industry. 


In addition to two key fireside chats with Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, and Roger Krone, Chief Executive Officer, Leidos, panels will discuss New Approaches in Federal Contracting, Intellectual Property and Supply Chain Security, Small Business Policy Trends (in partnership with the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum), and Workforce Challenges for Government and Business 


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Business, policy, law, and regulatory issues pervade the half trillion dollar government contracting community. From contracting approaches designed to attract new entrants into what the 2017 National Security Strategy called the National Security Innovation Base, to government and industry initiatives to improve the recruitment and retention of today’s and tomorrow’s workforce, there is a great deal of activity underway in the government contracting ecosystem. The 2019 GMU–DAU Government Contracting Conference will bring together 300 professionals from government, industry, and academia for a day-long conference to examine some of the major issues facing the community today. Twenty-first-century issues in contracting, workforce management, and acquisition demand a conversation today.

Government and Industry Keynote Fireside Chats

The Honorable Ellen Lord
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Roger Krone
Chief Executive Officer, Leidos

 With four panels on critical government contracting topics:

New Approaches in Federal Contracting

Intellectual Property and Supply Chain Security

Small Business Policy Trends (SECAF Panel)

Workforce Challenges for Government and Business

Breakfast, Lunch and an Evening Reception are included


  • Katie Arrington, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
  • Dennis Bartow, Director of DoD Small Business Programs
  • Representative Don Beyer (D-Va), Member, US House of Representatives [invited]
  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Leslie Field, Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
  • Chris Hetz, Director of Acquisitions, Defense Innovation Unit
  • The Honorable Bruce Jette, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology
  • Representative Denver Riggleman (R-Va), Member, US House of Representatives and former GovCon CEO
  • Garry Shafovaloff, Deputy Director, DoD Human Capital Initiatives
  • Alan Thomas, Commissioner, General Services Administration


  • Marjorie Censer, Editor, Inside Defense
  • David Drabkin, Former Chairman, Section 809 Panel & Director of GovCon Consulting, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Ben Edson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VariQ
  • The Honorable John Hillen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, EverWatch Solutions & Chairman of the Advisory Board, Center for Government Contracting
  • Josh Jackson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Solutions & Technology Group, SAIC
  • Craig Reed, Ph.D., Chief Growth Officer, Serco North America & Senior Fellow and Board Member, Center for Government Contracting
  • Stephen Rodriguez, Founder and Partner, One Defense
  • Sumeet Shrivastava, President and Chief Executive Officer, ARRAY & Board Member, Center for Government Contracting
  • Chris Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Govini & Board Member, Center for Government Contracting
  • Tom Temin, Anchor of the Federal Drive, Federal News Network


  • Vicki Allums, Learning Director for Intellectual Property, Defense Acquisition University
  • James Hasik, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting
  • Richard Klimoski, Ph.D., Professor of Management, School of Business
  • Jerry McGinn, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting
  • Maury Peiperl, Ph.D., Dean, George Mason University School of Business
  • Diane Sidebottom, Learning Director, Defense Acquisition University
  • Jim Woolsey, President, Defense Acquisition University

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About the Co-Hosts

Center for Government Contracting at the Mason School of Business

A nexus for government, industry, and academia
to explore issues in government contracting

Defense Acquisition University

Providing a full range of basic, intermediate, and advanced certification training,
assignment-specific training, applied research, and
continuous learning opportunities


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