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Budget and Priorities Summit From Potomac Officers Club Locks Date, Adds Top DOD & Federal Finance Execs

The Potomac Officers Club has announced the 2023 edition of its annual Budget and Priorities Summit, a much-anticipated yearly event that delves into the government’s intentions, ambitions and goals for funding allocation. The date has been set for October 17 at the Hilton-McLean in Virginia and registration is now open!

Every year, POC rounds up the most riveting figures in government finance and spending to deliver session after session of compelling talks, productive panel discussions and conversational Q&As. This year, the government contracting industry’s premier professional experiences organization has lined up an all-star slate that includes three keynote speakers, two panel discussions and hearty breakfast and lunch spreads.

The Budget and Priorities Summit is a non-negotiable for anyone in the government services or GovCon markets, given that how and where the government is spending shapes the direction of work and one’s focus areas in the year to come. Register today to participate in these dialogues and secure your chance to sit in on some of the most impactful and revealing government finance remarks of the year.

Radha Iyengar Plumb

The opening keynote will be delivered by Dr. Radha Iyengar Plumb, deputy under secretary for acquisition and sustainment in the Department of Defense. Plumb brings deep research and policy analysis experience from roles at major technology companies like Google and Meta as well as a proven history in the defense space in jobs like chief of staff to the deputy secretary of defense and DOD acting deputy director of administration and management. She came to her current position in April and will surely have fresh insights to share from her new perch.

Jason Rathje

Office of Strategic Capital Director Jason Rathje has been tapped for the morning keynote, following Plumb. Rathje is also a fairly recent appointment to his office, a new endeavor in itself that he is helping to establish. He arrived at the Office of Strategic Capital in Dec. 2022 from AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation arm and also spent time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a research scientist and software engineer while completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Come for these enlightening keynotes and stay for the ensuing panel discussions: the “Increasing the Defense Industrial Base Capacity to Meet Evolving Needs” panel, featuring Dr. Cynthia Cook of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the “Innovating Acquisition for the Peer Competition Era” panel, featuring U.S. Army acquisition executive Aric Sherwood.

If you’re looking for a detailed, lively and thorough update on the U.S. government is divvying up its resources, the 2023 Budget and Priorities Summit is the event for you. Tickets are selling fast, so reserve yours today to ensure a place at this much-discussed symposium.

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