During GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Forum, notable federal and industry leaders will discuss the Defense Budget Reform, annual financial audit schedule adherence, Defense Acquisition System and implementation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework.
David Bassett, director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will serve as a keynote speakers during the forum.
In addition, GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Forum will host an expert panel, featuring Debra Daniels of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Joe Welch of the U.S. Army and Julia Wise of National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA). The panel will be moderated by Sandra Hinzman, senior vice president of Contracts and Property with SAIC.
Keynote: LTG David Bassett
As the director, he leads a Department of Defense (DoD) agency consisting of more than 12,000 civilians and military personnel who manage more than 300,000 contracts, performed at 15,000 locations worldwide, with a total value in excess of $7 trillion.
Bassett assumed leadership of DCMA on June 4, 2020. He came to the agency after serving as Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) since January 2018, where he was responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding and support of the Army’s tactical network, a critical modernization priority.
Keynote: Soraya Correa
Correa was appointed as the DHS chief procurement officer in Jan. 2015. In her role, she supervises the work of nine heads of Contracting Activity that provide operational procurement services to DHS components, directorates and offices.
Correa has initiated and led several key efforts designed to improve how the 1,400 member DHS procurement workforce focuses as a team on finding the right solutions to enable and support the DHS mission, including the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework, including the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), and the Education, Development, Growth and Excellence (EDGE) mentoring program.
Moderator: Sandra Hinzman
Hinzman is the SVP for Contracts and Property for SAIC. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of contractual aspects of both proposal submissions and administration of programs.
As part of Corporate Business Operations, Hinzman reports to the Executive Vice President for Business Operations. Hinzman joined SAIC in 1992, accomplishing increasing roles and responsibilities over her tenure before assuming the role of SVP for Contracts and Property in Jan. 2018.
Panelist: Debra Daniels
Daniels is the vice procurement services executive for DISA, where she provides executive leadership and guidance for the procurement of net-centric technology solutions.
She is dual-hatted as the deputy director, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, an organization that obligated over $6 billion in contracts in FY2019 and manages a contract portfolio valued at more than $17 billion.
She is also DISA’s senior services manager responsible for the acquisition of services. Daniels served in various positions of responsibility and authority leading military, civilians, and foreign nationals.
Panelist: Joe Welch
Welch became a member of the Senior Executive Service in Jan. 2019. He has served in the appointed position of Deputy Program Executive Officer, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, since June 2018.
In this capacity, Welch guides a workforce of more than 1,600 personnel supporting over 50 Army acquisition programs and efforts. Welch’s responsibilities include the development, acquisition, fielding and support of the Army’s tactical network, a critical Army priority that provides information dominance to current and future Soldiers in challenging environments worldwide.
Panelist: Julia Wise
Wise is the director of the Procurement Management and Policy Division at NASA’s Office of Procurement. In this position, Wise leads and manages acquisition policy, pricing and training for the acquisition workforce across the agency.
Her staff consists of senior acquisition professionals responsible for coordinating and reviewing acquisition statutory, regulatory and policy changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and NASA FAR Supplement to maintain current acquisition regulations.
This division is responsible for ensuring that NASA’s acquisition workforce is trained and certified to award and manage procurements that support NASA programmatic missions and goals. Wise is an experienced acquisition leader and manager.
During GovConWire’s FY21 Acquisition Virtual Forum on November 12th to learn more about the latest initiatives and goals for the federal acquisition process, the technology procurement programs offered at DCMA, as well as how the marketplace will change moving forward.