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In Case You Missed: Potomac Officers Club Hosts 2021 Air Force Acquisition Forum; Featuring Darlene Costello as Keynote Speaker

Potomac Officers Club, the leading membership organization dedicated to connecting and empowering executives within the government contracting (GovCon) community, hosted its 2021 Air Force Acquisition Forum on Thursday, July 8th.

The 2021 Air Force Acquisition Forum presented notable and influential leaders discussing the importance of digital transformation for the Air Force’s acquisition practices and how private industry can help.

Darlene Costello, acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, delivered the Forum’s keynote address. She discussed her perspective and priorities for the Air Force’s relationship with private industry and important accomplishments of the service branch’s acquisition process and culture.

The Forum also hosted an expert panel on embracing digital acquisition, moderated by David Stagney of Pratt & Whitney, featuring Preston Dunlap of the Department of the Air and Space Force, Michael Roberts of Space Rapid Capabilities, William Bailey and Kristen Baldwin of the USAF.

The Forum’s keynote address and detailed panel conversations on the digital transformation initiatives of the Air Force acquisition process,  including incorporating digital engineering, agile software development and open system architectures is required listening for anyone interested in securing Department of Defense contracts.

Visit Potomac Officers Club and GovConWire Events to learn more about our upcoming events (both virtual and in-person), and check out the Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page to watch the Trusted Workforce Forum if you missed it on Wednesday, June 30th.

Mark your calendar for August 10th, when the Potomac Officers Club will host its 2021 Digital Transformation Forum. Do not wait to save your spot for this must-watch Forum. Visit PotomacOfficersClub.com to register for the 2021 Digital Transformation Forum on August 10th.

Danielle Metz, deputy CIO for Information Enterprise at the DOD, will serve as keynote speaker. Metz will discuss how to transform an organization by adopting innovative technology and provide her perspective on critical initiatives and challenges facing the DOD’s digital transformation goals.

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