PRT Annual Contracting Professional Excellence Award
2016 Winner – Mr. Luis Albert Holguin, USAF AFMC AFLCMC/AZS.
 



Recent PRT Guest Speakers:

David Eagles, Director, Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service

General Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.


 

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Speakers are not necessarily in date order of presentation

2017

David Eagles Director, Center for Presidential Transition, Partnership for Public Service.
____________________ General Paul J. Selva Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
____________________ Rich Beutel Principal of Cyrrus Analytics; and Director, Procurement Round Table.
____________________ Diane M. Janosek Deputy Commandant of the NSA National Cryptologic School.
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2016

Kenneth Dodds Director of Policy, Planning and Liaison at the Small Business Administration (SBA).
____________________ James J. Kren Deputy Director, Defense Security Service (DSS); accompanied by Fred W. Gortler III, Director, Industrial Policy and Programs (DSS).
____________________ Deidre A. Lee Chair, Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (809 Panel); and Director, Procurement Round Table.
____________________ Bill Greenwalt Majority Lead Staffer for Readiness Subcommittee, Professional Staff Senate Armed Services Committee.
____________________ June 2, 2016 PRT Hosted Forum on "The Nexus of Innovation and Federal Contracting":
PRESENTER: Mr. Timothy Applegate, Director of Contracts, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Mr. Michael Hendrix, Director Emerging Issues & Research, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and author “The Power of Prizes, Incentivizing Radical Innovation”
Mr. Tyler Merkeley, Acting Chief of Staff and Head of Special Projects & Portfolio Management, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mr. Scott Ulrey, Deputy Director, Contracts Management Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Ms. Jennifer S. Walsmith, Senior Acquisition Executive, National Security Agency (NSA)
MODERATOR: Darryl A. Scott, Corporate Vice President, Contracts and Pricing, The Boeing Company and Director, Procurement Round Table
____________________ Mr. David Berteau Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Professional Services Council (PSC).
____________________ Mr. Tim Applegate Director of Contracts, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); accompanied by Scott R. Ulrey, Deputy Director, Contracts Management Office, DARPA.
____________________ Dr. Mark Husband Professor of Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University and recently Senior Advisor, Root Cause Analyses, Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) co-author of Sept 29, 2015 DoD study Eliminating Requirements Imposed on Industry Where Costs Exceed Benefits accompanied by Lynne Giordano, Acting Deputy Director for Root Cause Analyses in the PARCA organization.
____________________ Claire M. Grady, Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, OUSD(Acquisition, Technology & Logistics).

2015 

Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
____________________ Leonard (Len) Rawicz, Counselor to Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLC Infrastructure Group.
____________________ William (Bill) T. Woods, Director Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office.
____________________ Bill Greenwalt, Professional Staff Member, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) – Acquisition Policy, and former PRT Director.
____________________ June 4, 2015 PRT Hosted Forum on Translating Commercial Supply Chain Management Practices into the Government Environment – A Solutions Based Discussion: PRESENTER: Patrick Curry, Director of Client Services Procurement, Americas Research and US Federal Procurement Transformation and Operations - IBM.
Jeff Trauberman,Vice President - Space, Intelligence and Missile Defense Systems, The Boeing Company.
Kevin Youel Page, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA.
MODERATOR: Tom Sisti, Senior Director & Chief Legislative Counsel at SAP and Director, Procurement Round Table.
____________________ Amy L. Haseltine,Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability and Director, DATA Act (Digital Accountability and Transparency Act) Program Management Office and Chief, DATA Act officer, HHS.
____________________ Stuart (Stu) Nibley,Chair, American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section.
____________________ LtGen Wendy Masiello,Director, Defense Contract Management Agency accompanied by Walter B. Eady, Deputy Executive Director Portfolio Management & Integration.
____________________ Anne Rung,Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
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2014 

Kevin Youel Page,Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (GSA).
Richard Beutel,Senior Advisor, House Committee on Reform and Government Oversight.
Peter Levine,Majority Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee.
PRT Directors,Structured discussion of current climate and opportunities for congressional changes to acquisition statutes and policy
David J. Berteau,Senior Vice President and Director, National Security Program on Industry and Resources, Center for Strategic and International Studies and PRT Director
Jay Maroney,Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee
Lynn Williams,senior staff, House Armed Services Committee
Lesley Field,Deputy Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Ms. Troy H. Cribb,Chief counsel for Governmental Affairs of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Rich Sweeney,Director, Navy Engineering and Logistics Office, Naval Supply Systems Command accompanied by Gene Camilletti, Director of Contracts, in same office.

2013 

Kimberly (Kymm) McCabe,President and CEO of ASI Government
Harry P. Hallock,Deputy Assistant Secretary/Army (Procurement)
PRT Director Dan Gordon,former OFPP Administrator (GAO protests)
Hon. Frank Kendall,Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)
PRT Acquisition Workforce Discussion with Senior Acquisition OfficialsPRT Acquisition Workforce Discussion with 11 Senior Acquisition Officials from civilian and defense agencies to address practical solutions for acquisition reform. Attendees Linda Allen (DoD), Diane Balderson (NAVAIR/DoN), John Bashista (EPA), Barry Berkowitz accompanied by Verna Winters (Commerce), Jim Blades (Millenium Challenge Corporation), Joe Jordan and Joanie Newhart (OFPP), James McMichaels (DAU/DoD), Jerome Punderson accompanied by Rochelle Sweeney (NAVSEA/DoN), Tom Sharpe (FAS/GSA), Jeff Birch (FAI/GSA).
Andrew Hunter, DoD Executive Secretary of Deputy's Management Advisory Group (DMAG), Executive Secretary of Warfighter Senior Integration Group (SIG), Director of Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell (JRAC)
Hon. Katrina McFarland, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Richard A. Beutel, Senior Counsel for Acquisition and Procurement Policy, House Oversight and Gov’t Reform Committee
Anne Rung, CAO, General Services Administration

Dan Kane, Director, and Melissa Starinsky, Deputy Director,
HHS/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/Office of Acquisition and Grants Management

2012 

Iris B. CooperExecutive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Acquisition Operations
Alan Chvotkin, Esq., with PRT Directors David Berteau, Jon Etherton and Karen WilsonExecutive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council
Brett LambertDeputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

PRT Acquisition Workforce Discussion with Senior Acquisition Professionals, welcoming Joe Jordan, newly confirmed OFPP Administrator with Diane Balderson, HCA & Asst Commander for Contracts (NAVAIR); Kim Denver, DAS for Procurement (Army) accompanied by Lauren Schmidt; Glenn Haggstrom, Acting Chief Acquisition Officer & Principal Exec Director for Acquisition, Construction & Logistics (VA); Jake Hansen, Director of Procurement (IRS); Hugh Hurwitz, asst IG for Mgt & Planning (NASA) speaking to prior experience as SPE at Education; Donna Jenkins, Director FAI; Bill McNally, SPE & Asst Administrator for Procurement (NASA); and Joanie Newhart, Assoc Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs (OFPP)accompanied by Jeremy McCrary.
Brian D. MillerInspector General, General Services Administration (GSA)
Hon. Jacques S. Gansler PRT Director and Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair & Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland on his book “Democracy’s Arsenal” with PRT Directors Steve Schooner, Professor GW Law School, and David Berteau, CSIS.
Co-hosted by PRT and GWU Law School Government Procurement Law Program.

Richard A. BeutelSenior Counsel for acquisition and procurement policy, House Committee on Oversight & Gov’t Reform
Peter LevineGeneral Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee
Steven J. KempfCommissioner, Federal Acquisition Services, GSA

2011 

Richard GinmanDeputy Director for Contingency Contracting and Acquisition Policy (DOD/DPAP)
Nancy GundersonHHS Senior Procurement Executive/DAS in Office Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability
Laura A. Dickinson GW Law Professor and author of Outsourcing War and Peace
Co-Hosted Presentation by Professor Laura A. Dickinson
Katrina McFarland President, Defense Acquisition University
RADM Kathleen Dussault Director of Navy Supply, Ordnance and Logistics Operations (OPNAV N41)
Nick Nayak Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Bloomberg Group Acquisition Reporters
Dan Gordon OFFP Administrator
David Berteau PRT Board Director and Senior Advisor and Director, Defense Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS
Peter LevineGeneral Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee

2010 

Gen Larry Welch USAF-ret and former Chief of Staff - QDR Independent Panel Report, Chapter 4 on Acquisition Reform
Ronald J. Youngs Acting Executive Director, Contracts, Defense Contract Management Agency
Kathleen M. Turco Associate Administrator, GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy and GSA rep to OFPP Cost Accounting Standards Board
Joanie Newhart OFPP Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs
Bob Dickson Exec Director, Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq & Afghanistan (accompanied by Rich Beutel and Rosemary Byrd)
Chris Denby CEO, Markitecture
Randy Fowler OSD Assistant Deputy Under Secretary (Materiel Readiness)
Ed Harrington Army Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Vince Faggioli, AMC Command General Counsel
Daniel I. Gordon Administrator, OMB Office of Federal Procurement Policy

2009 

Jill Stiglich Principal Advisor, Procurement and Acquisition Policy (OSD-AT&L) Al Volkman Director of International Cooperation (OSD) Charles Williams Director DCMA Jim Williams GSA Acting Administrator Kathleen Dussault Director of Supply Ordnance & Logistics (CNO) and former head Joint Contracting Command – Iraq and Afghanistan Jan Frye SPE and DAS, Acquisition & Logistics, Dept. of Veterans Affairs Richard K. Sylvester Vice President, Acquisition Policy, Aerospace Industries Association

2008 

Frank Anderson President, Defense Acquisition University, OUSD (AT&L) David Drabkin GSA SPE and Deputy CAO Lesley Anne Field Acting Administrator, OFPP (OMB) Honorable Jacques Gansler Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise; Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise; and Chairman of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Procurement in Expeditionary Operations Greg Giddens DHS Program Manager for SBINet Mike Golden Associate General Counsel, Procurement Law (GAO) Kevin Mahoney OPM Associate Director for Human Capital Leadership & Merit System Accountability Jill Stiglich Office of the Director, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy

2007 

LCDR Kristin Acquavella 2006 Staats Award winner Shay Assad and Dick Ginman Director, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy; Director of Policy (and former PRT Director) Mathew Blum Associate Administrator for Competitive Sourcing, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Ric Cusick Director, U.S. Office of Government Ethics Paul Denett Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (former PRT Director) Dee Lee FEMA Deputy Director for Operation Peter Levine General Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee Katherine Schinasi Managing Director. Acquisition & Sourcing Management, GAO, accompanied by Paul Francis (GAO) Molly Wilkinson Chief Acquisition Officer, GSA

2006 

Mark Esper VP, Defense & International Affairs, Aerospace Industries Association Ken Krieg Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Marcia Madsen Chair of the Acquisition Advisory Panel Robert Reisner Senior Principal for Strategic Sourcing, Acquisition Solutions Greg Rothwell former Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security, and PRT member Pat Stillman Rear Admiral, Program Executive Officer for the US Coast Guard's Integrated Deep Water Program James A. Williams Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service/GSA

2005 

Frank Anderson President, Defense Acquisition University Doug Brooks President, International Peace Operatives Association Rob Burton Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy David Chu with Nancy Spruill Under Secretary of Defense for Personal and Readiness Peter Levine Minority Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee Emily Murphy Chief Acquisition Officer, General Services Administration Gene Reardon Deputy, Department of Defense, Inspector General David Safavian Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy David Sutfin Chief, GovWorks, Department of Interior Bill Woods with Dave Cooper Director in the Acquisition and Sourcing Management Group, US Government Accountability Office

2004 

John Brosnan Senior Procurement Counsel, House Committee on Government Reform Rob Burton Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Bruce Cwalina Deputy Assistant Commander for Contracts, Naval Air Systems Command Lee Kair Acting Assistant Administrator for Acquisition, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and 2004 PRT Staats Award winner Deidre Lee Director, Department of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Karen Manos Partner, Howrey, Simon Arnold & White LLP Chip Mather Founding Partner of Acquisition Solutions, Inc Greg Rothwell Chief Procurement Executive/Senior Procurement Executive, Department of Homeland Security Stan Soloway President, Professional Services Council Mike Thibault Defense Contract Audit Agency Deputy Director

2003 

Charles Bowsher former Comptroller General, US general Accounting Office and Volcker Commission member Alan Chvotkin Counsel, Professional Services Council, and PRT member Dave Drabkin Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration Nancy Gunderson Acquisition and Business Group Leader for the Pentagon Renovation Program, and winner of the 2003 PRT Staats Award Mark Kryzko Deputy Director for Electronic Business, Office Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Greg Macfarlan Logistics Management Institute and co-author of "The Role of the Business Manager or Advisor in Federal Acquisition Management

2002 

Frank Anderson Brigadier General (USAF retired), President, Defense Acquisition University David Chu Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Lou Kratz Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense, Logistics Plans and Programs Susan Livingstone Under Secretary of the Navy Hannah Sistare Executive Director, National Commission on the Public Service Stan Soloway President, Professional Services Council

2001 

Ken Beeks Vice President, "Tail-to-Tooth Commission", and National Staff, Business Executives for National Security Keith Charles Office, Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Director of "The Acquisition 2005 Task Force" John Douglas President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association Jack Gansler former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and returning member of the PRT Bill Gormley former Assistant Administrator of Acquisition, Federal Supply, Service, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Commodity Management, General Services Administration, and new PRT member William Hauenstein Rear Admiral, retired, Director, Acquisition Career Management in the Office, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RD&A) Phil Odeen Executive Vice President, Washington Operations, TRW, and PRT member Ken Oscar Acting Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement, Office for Federal Procurement Policy Angela Styles Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy

2000 

Frank Anderson Brigadier General, Commandant, Defense Systems Management College Bert Concklin President, Professional Services Council Mort Downey Deputy Secretary of Transportation David Drabkin Assistant Administrator for Acquisition, General Services Administration Scott Gould former Chief Financial Officer, Department of Commerce Robert Murphy General Counsel, Congressional Budget Office Stan Soloway Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform Lauren Uher Office of Federal Procurement policy Lenn Vincent American Management Systems David Walker Comptroller General, US General Accounting Office

1999 

John Douglas President, Aerospace Industries Association Jon Etherton Assistant Vice President for Legislative Affairs, Aerospace Industries Association Deidre Lee Administrator, Office for Federal Procurement Policy, and Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget Dave Muzio Deputy Associate Administrator for procurement Innovation, Office of Procurement Policy, Executive Office of the President Stan Z. Soloway Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform

1998 

Stephen Carberry Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development Jack Gansler Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Acquisition Otto Guenther recently retired Lt.General and Director of Army Information Systems, and new member of the PRT Jim Hinchman Acting Comptroller General, US General Accounting Office Deidre Lee Associate Administrator for Procurement, NASA Ralph Nash PRT & Michael Monts, Attorney for United Technologies Corporation Rona Stillman Chief Scientist for Computers and Telecommunications, US General Accounting Office Bob Welch Acquisition Executive, Department of Commerce