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Date: April 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Who Should Attend: Defense Acquisition community to include Government, military, industry, and academia
Speakers: Ms. Effie Fragogiannis, Director, DARPA Contracts Management Office & Senior Procurement Executive); Ms. Roxanne Banks, Executive Director of Contracts Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA); Mr. Matthew Beebe, Senior Procurement Executive, Director of Acquistion (J-7) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Moderator: Mr. Kevin Linden DAU Center Director for Contracting and Small Business
Description: This is a follow-on event to the February 7, 2023 Seeing the Future of Defense Contracting webinar where DAU spoke with Army, Navy, and Air Force senior contracting leaders, to help members of the defense acquisition community relate the work they do to the Great Power Competition (the rivalry between nations for global influence and dominance) shaping our national security environment.
The contract is the ultimate agreement between the DoD and its industry partners outlining how we will work together to achieve mission goals. Have a discussion with the highest levels of Missile Defense Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, and Defense Contract Management Agency Contracting leadership on how the contracting culture and practices are evolving (or should evolve) to keep pace with the acceleration of the power competition for the U.S. to maintain and expand its competitive advantage and what opportunities and challenges come with that.
Ms. Effie Fragogiannis, Director, DARPA Contracts Management Office & Senior Procurement Executive
Ms. Effie Fragogiannis serves as the Senior Procurement Executive and Director of Contracts Management Office for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). She is responsible for the planning, administration and management of all contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and other transactions for research and prototypes valued at $2.23B and over 2,700 actions and serves as the senior advisor to the Director, DARPA on acquisition issues.
Ms. Roxanne Banks, Executive Director of Contracts Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)Ms. Banks serves as the principal advisor to the Agency Director, Deputy Director, and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) ensuring proper execution of contract administration services (CAS) for nearly 250,000 contracts with a value of nearly $4 trillion. She serves as the Head Contracting Activity and is the agency’s focal point for CAS issues with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC), the Armed Services and all other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies.
Mr. Matthew Beebe, Senior Procurement Executive, Director of Acquistion (J-7) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Mr. Matthew R. Beebe currently serves as Director of Acquisition (J-7), Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., including responsibilities as Component Acquisition Executive and Senior Procurement Executive. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development, application, and oversight of DLA acquisition policy, plans, programs, functional systems and operations for the annual Agency acquisition program exceeding $35 billion.
Event Moderator: Mr. Kevin Linden DAU Center Director for Contracting and Small Business
Mr. Kevin Linden is the Center Director for Contracting & Small Business in the DAU Production, Coordination & Optimization (PCO) Directorate. He is responsible for the lifecycle management of both online and classroom training courses (to include certification courses, certification exam, and credentials) for the following DAWIA Functional Area or specialty areas: Contracting, Small Business, Purchasing, Industrial Property, Grants, and Other Transactions. Previously at DAU he was a Learning Director responsible for all SBP courses, GRT 201, and CON 360, as well as associated knowledge-based resources and tools. He also served as an instructor for DAWIA Level II and III contracting courses and all of the small business courses. Mr. Linden joined DAU in March 2010.