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Seeing the Future of Defense Contracting

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    Description:

    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 Air Force, Army and Navy Contracting leadership on how the contracting culture and practices are evolving (or should evolve) to keep pace with the accelerating Great Power Competition and what opportunities and challenges come with that. 

     

    Who Should Attend:

    DoD and Industry acquisition professionals who want to understand how the DoD Contracting Leadership is shaping the workforce and culture to meet the challenges of the Great Power Competition, and those who would like to contribute to that discussion.

     

    Competing to Win Series:

    Attending these sessions will help you relate the work you do in defense acquisition to the Great Power Competition (to learn more click here) shaping our national security environment.  Learn how to meet the challenge and help the US maintain its competitive advantage!  Session format is curated conversation with thought leaders from across DoD, industry, academia and the acquisition workforce. No slides, followed by live Q&A.

     

     

    Moderator:


    Ms. Darbi Dillon, Professor of Contract Management, DAU, DSMC

    Ms. Dillon is a Professor of Contract Management in the Defense Systems Management College at DAU.  Darbi has 34 years of civilian service in the Contracting Career Field.  The predominance of her career has been in support of Air Force major weapon systems including the Predator/Reaper UAS and the F-16 Falcon and included a 14-month deployment in Afghanistan.  She also served in the Department of Transportation as the Deputy Senior Procurement Executive and in the Office of Management and Budget/Office of Federal Procurement Policy.  Her education includes a Master of Arts degree in National Security & Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Warfare.

     

     

    Speakers:

     

    Ms. Megan Dake (SES), Army Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) (DASA(P))

    Megan Dake, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). She oversees all aspects of procurement: life cycle management and sustainment of weapon systems, equipment, research and development, test and evaluation, logistics and fielding. In addition, she serves as the Army Senior Services Manager providing leadership, management, and oversight in the acquisition of services and is responsible for a portfolio of more than $200 billion in existing and planned service contracts across the Army. As the Contracting Functional Career Representative, Ms. Dake oversees the recruitment, training, certification, and professional development of the 8,000+ Army military and civilian contracting workforce worldwide. Ms. Dake is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, serves as the Army Liaison to the National Contract Management Association Board of Directors, and has been Presidentially appointed to serve as an U.S. AbilityOne Commissioner.

     

     

    Ms. Cindy Shaver (SES), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Procurement) Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy

    As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Procurement) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Ms. Shaver is the senior procurement executive for acquisition and contracting policy that governs the operation of the Department of Navy's worldwide acquisition system with annual obligations in excess of $100 billion. Ms. Shaver is the principal civilian advisor to the Navy Acquisition Executive for all procurement matters, serves as the Department of Navy's Competition Advocate General and is the leader of the Navy's contracting, purchasing and government property communities.  Ms. Shaver was selected to the Senior Executive Service in February 2010 as the Director of the Undersea Systems Contracts Division, Naval Sea Systems Command. Ms. Shaver was awarded the Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Medal in 2009, the Undersecretary of Defense Award for Acquisition Excellence in 2016 and the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive in 2017.

     

     

    Mr. Scott Calisti (SES), Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

    Mr. Scott Calisti serves as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.  Serving under Major General Alice Trevino, he is responsible for all aspects of contracting relating to the acquisition of weapon systems, logistics, operational and enterprise efforts for the Air Force, and provides contingency contracting support to the geographic combatant commanders. He helps leads over 8,000 mission-focused business leaders and acquisition change agents to deliver $825 billion in mission capability.

    Mr. Calisti is a graduate of Rutgers University and National Defense University.  He served over 26 years on active duty, ultimately promoted to Colonel and served as a Mission Support Group Commander.  Previously, he served as the Director for Contract Policy for Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC).  


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