During GovConWire’s IC Acquisition and Innovation Forum, notable industry and federal leaders will join together to address acquisition, procurement and innovation within the Intelligence Community (IC), including workforce retention, technology strategies, such as Cloud and AI adoption, as well as industry partnerships.
The expert panel will feature leaders across the IC, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and National Security Agency (NSA). The panel will be moderated by Carol Williamson, vice president of National Intelligence Community Business Development with SAIC.
Panelist: Margaret Augustine
Augustine was appointed as CIA’s procurement executive in Sept. 2017. Since joining the agency, Augustine has been responsible for leading the acquisitions workforce, policies and execution.
She joined the CIA in 1983 as a procurement officer. Since then, she has held a variety of acquisitions positions of increasing responsibility, including contracting officer, in the areas of Communications, Analysis and Research and Development, where she was responsible for executing major programs.
Panelist: Mark Devido
Devido was appointed as director of the Office of Contracts (OC) with NRO in June 2019. He has a broad range of experience and acquisition expertise from his prior assignments as CIA's chief acquisition strategy officer, group chief/Headquarters Acquisitions Group, and various other IC acquisition leadership positions to include NRO, NGA and DOD.
Prior to joining the agency, DeVido worked in the private sector, where he served in corporate finance and contracts functions. DeVido is the chief of Acquisition Strategy for the Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE).
Panelist: Diane Dunshee
Dunshee is the deputy director of Business Management & Acquisition (BM&A) and the senior acquisition executive (SAE) at the NSA. She is responsible for all procurements, from physical fences to complex industry-leading systems, acquired as part of major acquisition programs.
She is responsible for delivering major acquisitions and ensuring the acquisition process is followed consistently and appropriately. She develops and maintains strategic relationships with acquisition stakeholders across NSA, the Department of Defense (DOD) and IC.
Panelist: Kelly Pickering
Kelly Pickering, senior procurement executive with the NGA, is responsible for the management direction of NGA's acquisition system, including the implementation of unique acquisition policies, regulations, and standards.
She also leads the Office of Contract Services (OCS) within the Capabilities Directorate. She most recently served as the Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Procurement and the Intelligence Community's (IC) Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
During the forum, Suzanne White, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), will discuss how the Intelligence Community (IC) has spearheaded new efforts to integrate emerging technologies, such as cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to remain up to speed with the advancing science and technology landscape. White’s keynote will be moderated by Stacey Page, vice president of the National Intelligence Community with SAIC.