Acquisition Innovation Forum

This event qualifies for 8 CLPs


The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how the business of government gets done.  Within acquisition, new opportunities have presented themselves to innovate and collaborate more effectively with industry.  In this changing landscape with a new Administration, an increased focus on supporting the federal workforce, continuing telework, and a new urgency to address supply chain and cybersecurity challenges, it's a different world and we may never go back to the old "normal".  Come join us at the Acquisition Innovation Forum and find out firsthand how government and industry are working together to build adaptability, resiliency, speed and repeatability into the acquisition process and changing the world along the way.


  • Share innovative acquisition strategies from the perspective of both government and industry
  • Hear proposed strategic acquisition plans for 2021
  • Understand how to operate more effectively in this new environment
  • Learn about more efficient acquisition tools, technology, services and methods that are changing acquisition for the better

Speaker and Presenter Information


Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
Col Joseph Roth, Director of SMC's Innovation & Prototyping Directorate, Space Force Command (Confirmed)
Harrison Smith, Co-Director Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, U.S. Department of Treasury (Invited)


Marcy Almeida, Acquisition Manager, Procurement Innovation Branch, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury (Invited)
Denise Benjamin-Sirmons, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Environmental Protection Agency (Invited)
Barry Berkowitz, Senior Procurement Executive and Director, U.S. Department of Commerce (Confirmed)
VADM Ted Branch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Navy & Marine Corps Group, Perspecta (Confirmed)
Andrea Brandon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Budget, Finance, Grants and Acquisition , U.S. Department of Interior (Confirmed)
Darlene Bullock, Executive Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Homeland Security (Invited)
Aaron Deckard, Acting Procurement Director, Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy (Invited)
Chris Hamm, Director, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), General Services Administration (Invited)
Elliott Jones, Senior Procurement Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce (Confirmed)
Joanie Newhart, Associate Administrator for Acquisition for Acquisition Workforce Programs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (Confirmed)
Mike Pullen, Vice President, CGI Federal
Donna Ragucci, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Treasury (Invited)
Sharon Ridley, Executive Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Department of Veteran Affairs (Invited)
Marisa Roinestead, Management and Program Analyst, Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury (Invited)
Michael Smith, Executive Vice President, GovConRX, LLC (Confirmed)
John Song, Managing Director, Baird-Global Investment Banking (Confirmed)
John Tenaglia, Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, OUSD (Acquisition and Sustainment), Department of Defense (Confirmed)
Bill Weinberg, Assistant Administrator for Contracting and Procurement/HCA, Transportation Security Administration (Invited)

Other presenters will be named shortly

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, SSA, NASA, State Government, Municipal Government, Office of Personnel Management, USAID, Federal Government, FDA

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Event Type

Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 8:00am - 4:00pm


Government:  $0.00
Member Firms:  $295.00
Non-Member Firms:  $395.00

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