Defense IT Acquisition Summit

  Nov. 12, 2009
  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

  Grand Hyatt Washington
  1000 H Street, N.W.
  Washington, DC 20001
  Hotel: 202-582-1234

Join senior government and industry players as they outline policy and procedures and uncover opportunities in Defense IT Acquisition – from Acquisition Information Assurance Strategy to DoD Directive 8500 – you’ll gain actionable intelligence on the way forward for Defense IT Acquisition Reform.

About the Summit

The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council,(IT-AAC), plans to release its much anticipated IT Acquisition Reform Roadmap that will summarize the collective findings and lessons learned since the signing of the Clinger Cohen Act in 1996. This event will bring together our national leadership from Congress, Government and Industry who together will outline both the challenges and opportunities facing each of us as we seek to achieve lasting IT Acquisition Reform.

Sessions will address:

– Rapid Acquisition Processes
– IT Supply Chain Optimization; getting the most from your suppliers and innovators
– Cultural Impediments & Incentives Committee; focusing on outcomes vs process
– Health IT, Cyber Security, E-Business, NetCentric Infrastructure


7:30 a.m. – Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast
Sponsorship Available
Please see sponsorship information below for details

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome


Mr. Geoff Fein,
Lead Navy Reporter,
Defense Daily

  Mr. Mike Wynne,
IT-AAC Chairman and Conference Chair,
Former Secretary of the Air Force

8:45 a.m. – 9:15a.m. – Opening Keynote Address


Honorable William J. Lynn,
Deputy Secretary of Defense(Invited)

9:15a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Defense IT Acquisition Challenges

You’ll learn about Defense IT Acquisition Coordination and Integration Challenges and Requirements Reform Proposals.  Learn from Examples and Gain Principles for Successful Acquisition Outcomes that satisfy the needs of the warfighter.

  • Driving Cultural Changes through Incentives
  • Creating an IT Acquisition Swimlane in the DoD 5000-02
  • Optimizing the IT-Supply Chain: Users, Integrators, Innovators, FFRDCs, Non-Profits
  • De-Conflicting Acquisition Policy: Title 10, Title 40, etc.

Mr. Paul Brubaker



Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson,
Army G6 CIO Invited)


Lt. Gen. William Lord,
AF CIO (Invited)


Mr. Dave Weddel CIO,
Navy N6 (Invited)


General Peter Chiarelli,
32nd Vice Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Invited)


General Carroll Pollett,
Army DISA Director Invited)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Networking Coffee Break
Sponsorship Available
Please see sponsorship information below for details

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Cyber Security- IT Acquisition Challenges

This session will cover:

  • Cyber Roles and Responsibilities: Can we all work together?
  • Tapping Innovations of Commercial Best Practices
  • Integrating Cyber Function into the Architecture Acquisition Process

Moderator: Jim Young



Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander,
NSA Invited


Mr. Frank Garcia,
House Permanent Select Committee,
Professional Staff (Invited)


Brig. Gen. Mark Schissler,
AF A30 (Invited)

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Luncheon and Luncheon Panel Discussion:
Emerging Best Practices in IT Acquisitions


Mr. Mike Wynne
IT-AAC Chairman and Conference Chair,
Former Secretary of the Air ForceLeantha Sumpter, OSD ATL


Tony Monterano

Mr. Tony Monterano,
DISA CAE (Invited)


Mr. Gary Winkler


Lt Gen Ted Bowlds,
ESC Commander (Electronic Systems Center),
Hanscom AFB (Invited)


Mr. John Weiler,
Interoperability Clearinghouse

Can DoD Make Open Source COTS Work?

  • OSD HA – Electronic Health Record
  • Navy SoA
  • Other

Luncheon Sponsorship Available
Please see sponsorship information below for details

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Enabling Healthcare Efficiencies Via  an Interoperable Electronic Health Record

In this session you’ll find out how Acquisition Culture, Supply Chain Optimization and Acquisition Leadership will Strengthen Acquisition Workforce, Accountability and Transparency in Health IT.

  • Common Architecture for DoD and VA: DoD AF vs. FEA
  • Optional Role for DoD/VA IPO
  • Can SOA Save President Obama’s VLHR?

    Moderator: Mr. George Schindler,
    President CGI,




    Mr. Roger Baker,
    VA CIO (Invited)


    Mr. Charles Campbell,
    Acting Chief Information Officer/Director, Information Management, Technology & Reengineering (Invited)


    Mr. Cliff Freeman,
    DoD/VA IPO Deputy (Invited)


    Mr. Kevin Gates,
    Congressional Staff (Invited0


    Mr. Marty Herbert,
    Congress-Staff Director, VA Oversight Committee 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Networking Coffee Break

Sponsorship Available
Please see sponsorship information below for details

  • Should CCA be revisited?
  • Congressional Oversight: Can we manage what we cannot measure?
  • Acquisition Reform: A Bridge Too Far?
  • Can Congress Drive
  • Innovation?

Senator Mark Warner




Mr. Peter Levine
Senate Armed Service Committee (Invited)


Mr. Aneesh Chopra,
Federal CTO, White House OSTP (Invited)


Dr. Marvin Langston,
Langston & Associates

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Attendee Rates

Government Attendees Industry Attendees
$295 $695

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Who Should Attend

This summit is aimed at senior civilian and military figures involved in defense sectors, including strategists, analysts, procurement executives, influential leaders and decision-makers in:

  • Business development, sales & marketing executives looking for networking opportunities with key military officials.
  • Policy, requirement and procurement officials from within the military, government and civilian defense industry.
  • Senior Executives with an interest in the opportunities presented from Defense IT Acquisition.

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Why Attend?

This conference will provide you with insight and analysis of the current challenges and opportunities facing the military and the defense industry in Defense IT Acquisition.

  • Gain unparalleled insight into the future direction of Defense IT Acquisition
  • Hear how executives expect the industry and policies to develop
  • Identify the best business opportunities
  • Network with key policy and strategy makers
  • Direct your questions to those responsible for shaping Defense IT Acquisition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in this one-of-a-kind event on Defense IT Acquisition. Register Today 

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Sponsorship Packages

Sponsorship of this event will position your company as a thought-leader in the Defense IT Acquisition debate and provides you a unique opportunity for contact with an intimate group of decision-makers at the highest level of government and industry who specialize in this area.

Sponsorship Packages – include listings in all promotional materials, signage at the Summit and the following number of complimentary registrations:

  • Breakfast Sponsorship:   $15,000 (includes 3 complimentary VIP registrations)
  • Luncheon Sponsorship:   $20,000 (includes 4 complimentary VIP registrations) 
  • Reception: $20,000 (includes 4 complimentary VIP registrations)
  • Coffee Breaks: $5,000 each (includes 1 complimentary VIP registration)
  • Computer Bags: $7,500 (includes 1 complimentary VIP registration) 
  • Conference Portfolios: $7,500 (includes 1 complimentary VIP registration)
  • Lanyards: $5,000- (includes 1 complimentary VIP registration) 

Contact Jennifer Green-Holmes at 301.354.1696 or for more information or to reserve your sponsorship.

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